illegal immagration: should the u.s send immagrants back across the border?

United States
July 9, 2008 11:03pm CST
Do you think illegal immigrants should be taken back across the border? In my opinion, I think they should. They are ILLEGAL for a reason, and why should they be here just as easy as the legal immigrants? Why should the others have to go through everything to be legal and others just come on over as if it were nothing and not do what the others had to do? I have met some legal and illegal immigrants who said they thought they were better than the americans and they did not think they needed to learn our language. Well people, i am sorry to say, and if i offend anyone, then im sorry, but i feel that if they come over here to "OUR" country, then they need to learn OUR language, not the other way around. But that is my opinion. What are your thoughts on the subject?
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@Hatley (164354)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Jul 08
sweetjeanie y es indeed I do agree they are here as crininals because they broke the law, they are illegal.let them comein and pay there way as legal immigrants, we would then welcome them asthey are here rightfully and legally. but the illegals are getting better benefits and health care than our poorer citizens are and its all so wrong. send back where they came from.
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• United States
20 Jul 08
I agree. It is sad that an american who is down on their luck, whether its losing a job, getting laid off, or just having a hard time in life, and yet, it is sad when they can't get assistance like foodstamps, or health care..BUT YET, they will let the hispanics and illegal immigrants, who CHOOSE to sit on their azz and not try and work to support their own, get health care and food assistance and also give them so much money a month to live by. I can see why they want to be here and yet they think they are better than us..lol..that is just so funny but yet true, not saying they are better than us, but thats what they think. It is pathetic what our country is coming to these days and it makes me sick.
@mjgarcia (725)
• United States
10 Jul 08
I agree with you. The fact that they are here illegally shows that they don't have respect for our country or the rules here. A lot of them want us to bend to accomadate them, why should we become the country that they just fled from? I'm in Texas, and there is a movement that claims that five states, including Texas, were stolen from Mexico and should be given back. My husband feels the same way that I do. His parents were both here from Mexico legally. So its not that I have anything against hispanics.
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• United States
10 Jul 08
I don't have anything against hispanics, I just don't think it is right for those who come here have to go through all the legalities and earn their right to be here, and others just come over and not do that thinking they can. I also have hispanics in my family. I only have something against the ones who come here illegally. It just isn't right. I feel if they want to come here to live, fine, but do it the right way just like everyone else. Go through the right chain of command and learn our language. If my family were to move to mexico to live, would they accommodate to my language? No, they wouldn't. They would think the same way i do, you come here, you learn our language. To me, it is only the right thing to do. Thank you for your response.
@dogsnme (1266)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I just now came across your topic and I had to respond. And before I go any further let me sat that I am in no way a racist. I totally agree with everything you said. If an immigrant(regardless of nationality) is here illegally, he/she should be deported. I live next to some hispanics, and although I don't know whether they are illegal or not(I suspect they are), they have certainly caused their share of problems for me and the other neighbors on the street. There are many good legal hispanics out there who show a great deal of respect for our country and their fellow citizens. But, in my experiences, I have come across many hispanics, legal or not, who have this attitude that they are above our laws or that we owe them something. And I agree, if they want to live here they should learn our language. If I move to Mexico or some other hispanic country, I'm not going to expect them to change their language to accomodate me. But, although we may have a tendency to direct much of our anger over the immigration issue toward the illegal immigrants, lets not forget that perhaps much of the blame should go to our own government, both state and federal. Our government gives them incentive to come here illegally by promising them jobs, an education, and health care, and then turns a blind eye when they do. If we want the government to deal with this problem, then we need to put pressure on them to do so. We need to let our voices be heard without ceasing. It sometimes seems like the illegals are speaking out more on their supposed right to be here than we are speaking out against it. This country was created as a democracy, on the idea that we the people rule the country thru our elected officials. Unfortunately, the government seems to run the country how they want regardless of what the people want. We have gone from being a democracy to being more like a socialist regime with each passing day. The government will not work to solve the illegal immigration problem until we put the pressure on them to do so.
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• United States
10 Jul 08
In my head I want to say yes, yes, yes, yes, hell yes! But in my heart that is a different story because these are human beings and even though I absolutely do not agree with how they have come here, looking at where many of them have come from and what they left behind, I can see why they did what they did. It is a no win situation and I have torn feelings on it. Animosity and resentment on one hand and understanding on the other. My biggest issue is the ones who say they hate America and American's and the way they will not learn English. They came here, we didn't go there, they should figure it out.
• United States
10 Jul 08
When i read an article on the subject, it had a picture with illegal immagrants holding picket signs saying " we are amerkas workers" I am sorry, but i do not know where they get that way of thinking. Yes, i know in some states the hispanics are over populating the state and jobs there, nut that is only because the business owners know they can make a lot more money off them because they are willing to work for less than minimum wage and we aren't. I have been told through the years that when they come here, they work here for about a year, being tax exempt, then go back to mexico and live like kings. I do not know how much truth there is to that, but if it is true, it just make me more against the illegals of being here. Why should they be able to come here for a year, take money from us that we can be using to feed, clothe, our families, knowing they arent really coming here to live for the rest of their life, and go back to mexico to live? Why should they be able to do that? I don't it is right for them to do. If they want to come here to live and make a true effort to live here, that is fine. But to come here illegally to work for a short time just to get money and go back? I am sorry, but i do not agree with it. Thank you for your opinion "mine", your opinion here is always welcomed..
• United States
13 Jul 08
Yea, i have seen it too where i live. I have seen a lot drive in nice, new vehicles and SUV's, and yet they live in bad housing or a really bad neighborhood. Back when i was in my 20's, i was told that 5-10 hispanics would rent a 2 bedroom home or whatever and they would all live there splitting the rent. Therefore, that gave them the extra money to do what they wanted. I am sorry, but to me, it is just wrong.
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
10 Jul 08
I think everyone should be given the opportunity to contribute to society. If they show willingness then they should learn the language and do what it takes to become citizens. If not then they should be sent back with a tracking device. If they reenter the country they can easily be found.
• United States
10 Jul 08
The tracking device is a good idea but what happens if they somehow get the device off and come back over? Can you think of any other ways to prevent that or do you know of any other way to keep track? But as for that, i agree with you. Everyone should be given the opportunity to contribute, the only problem is that a lot of them don't want to. My husband has worked with hispanics and some have smarted off to him saying that they think they are better than us, but yet, they come HERE to live. And they choose not to learn our language here because they feel, why should they, they are the ones being accommodated with the language barrier. One gentleman that my husband worked with had a lot of respect for this country and he agreed with us, if you come to this country then you should learn our language. He is a very rare man indeed, even though he is hispanic. And he has tried hard and is still learning our language. I give him full respect because he is trying to make an effort to accommodate himself here in the US. He isn't lazy and he won't stoop down to the level to where he will take just whatever pay he can like most do. He knows how much he is worth. He knows what his capabilities are therefore he will not except no less than what he deserves. That is also another problem. But i will get into that later...lol..i have already replied to you with a novel here..lol..thank you for your response.
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
11 Jul 08
Ummmmm they can't remove a tracking device if they do not know it is there. Knock them out and implant a tracking device. Then leave them somewhere in Mexico. Now if someone told me they were better than me or their race was better than mine, they would be eating my knuckles. I wouldn't have anything to say. Only proof that they aren't good enough to kick my azz. If you let people talk like that... they will. I own a company. If one of my employees told me that someone was saying their race was better than other people's I would fire them. Regardless if they were white, black, red, orange, brown, yellow or purple. They wouldn't work for me. That kind of talk leads to fights. And I would hope someone would put them into their place off of the job site of course.
• United States
20 Jul 08
lol..well you didn't say it was a device that was implanted..when people say tracking device, they usually think of some kind of bracelet or something in that nature. People don't know different unless u specify what kind of device. but if their was some kind of device that they could put on them then it might work..one never knows unless they try. Thank you for your comment.