Now they are really starting to tick me off.

United States
July 1, 2010 1:53pm CST
CNN is doing stories on illegals...of course sense Obama did his big speech today on immigration reform. They interviewed a woman who has been here 20 years illegallly. She still does not speak english. WHen asked about Americans not wanting to give illegals amnesty...she replied "don't be racist". How is this about race? Should we not enforce ANY of our laws if they are broken by a minority? They are exempt from all laws because of their skin color? Or are rules and laws only for "white" people? This is about being a legal US resident vs being an illegal US resident. Color does not have anything to do with it. We have illegals of all colors and nationalities here. THey should all be treated the same...they are all illegal...they should all go back to the country they legally belong to. Why are they playing the "race card"? Will it backfire? Are comments and interviews like this actually hurting their cause more than helping it? Does this tick you off like it does me? I just want my laws enforced...that does not make me raicst.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
1 Jul 10
Point in fact, there are European illegal immigrants, Europeans are predominantly white among other races. How in the world when talking about a group of people that are from EVERY race, can you say it is racist? This makes no sense. What people are doing by pulling that dam card over and over is to reinforce racial divide, they are succeeding.
• United States
1 Jul 10
I think it is because it the ones from Mexico making most of the noise about wanting the laws change...so they are saying if you don't give us what we want...you are racist. they are not winning any sympathy points from me and I imagine with most of america with this kind of attitude.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
1 Jul 10
me either, and I agree most likely not with most Americans.
@wiggles18 (2523)
• Canada
1 Jul 10
I don't quite understand why on one side you say we should be treating them equally when it comes to punishment, due to laws, and on the other side you don't think they should be able to freely travel and live in America. If we want equality, we should be equal in everything. I myself do not believe in borders and immigration laws, people should be able to freely travel and live in other places if they choose to do so. We are all human beings, so why should we be dividing ourselves with nationalities, races, etc...
• United States
1 Jul 10
sorry for they typo...I mean we have a righ to keep criminals and horribly people OUT of our country. We have a right to know who is and is not in our country. Boy...no borders or nationalities...the terrorist would have a field day with that.
@wiggles18 (2523)
• Canada
1 Jul 10
You did not get the point I see.. For if we did not have any borders, the terrorists would be attacking themselves, for we would all be considered the same. Nobody would be divided, we would all be under the same category, human beings. It is very ignorant to say that "terrorists, killers, and horrible people" live outside of the US, and that we should be keeping them out. People over in the middle east probably have the same feeling about others who come their. It is the whole idea of "US and Them".
• United States
1 Jul 10
Posted quicker than I responded. So I have to comment again after reading that. Again, that's the utopian vision with nothing real. People within their own country still commit crimes. Being "one world" won't make anything any better. And as far as the most well noted terrorists today, what do you suggest we do to quash religious violence? Perhaps everyone convert to Islam so they won't want to kill us? I mean, they'll blow up their own people for not following the EXACT path, country be damned.
@spalladino (17926)
• United States
1 Jul 10
That woman pulled the race card because she had no legitimate response to the question. We have the right to know who is living in this country, illegal immigrants don't have the right to simply sneak across the boarder and do as they please. There is a legal path to immigrate to the U.S. and those who do not take that course are criminals and should be treated as such. Crying racism will not help their cause...it will only make Americans more steadfast in resolving this problem.
• United States
1 Jul 10
I think her interview today did more to hurt her cause than help it. She ticked me off for sure by calling US racist and by being here 20 years without learning our language. If she has not learned it by now she is not going to....send her back.
@spalladino (17926)
• United States
1 Jul 10
I'll personally pack her a nice lunch and help her find a seat on the bus. I'm not a racist and that definitely rubbed me the wrong way.
@wiggles18 (2523)
• Canada
1 Jul 10
Why should she not be able to work here if she chooses to do so? You seem to care for her, enough that you would help give her transportation back. But, why would you not help her live and work here then?
@ydb777 (36)
• United States
2 Jul 10
I just think that if they want to live here, things should be done right and they should be legal. There are americans who desperately need benefits for themselves and children, but are not able to receive them because there are so many people who are living here illegally that are using all of these resources up and I think that is very unfair. When the economy is as bad as it is and people are losing their jobs and go to the government for temporary help it is not available.
@wiggles18 (2523)
• Canada
2 Jul 10
So, it is unfair that another fellow human being can come and use some resources? It sounds to me as if this comment is fueled by greed and thoughts of ownership. People don't own things, everything is a part of the Earth, Universe, everything is energy. We do not own anything, and so it would be wrong to say only a certain person can have something, while another cannot.
@spalladino (17926)
• United States
3 Jul 10
This comment is more interesting now that I'm aware that you don't own anything. Those of us who do own things, who work hard to pay for what we have, would disagree with you about that.
@wiggles18 (2523)
• Canada
3 Jul 10
It is not my fault that you have used your time and hard work to gain possessions, instead of using it for understanding.
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
1 Jul 10
It's nobody's fault that folks from south of America's border are mostly darker-skinned people. It's how it happened out. Equality means being able to call a criminal a criminal without race coming into play. NOT being able to do anything to anyone because of their skin tone is just the most backwards thing I've ever heard of. It's extortion. It's extortion that won't work ultimately. But it's extortion nonetheless. And if I were here illegally, I'd probably be crying the same blues not to forfeit my way of life. And if I were relying on the Hispanic vote to keep progressive policy flourishing (before I had my chance to throw them under the bus like they've done with black people for decades), I'd be calling all of you racists right now! I think we all know the game, even if some don't want to admit it.
• United States
1 Jul 10
Yep it is extortion and our government is letting them get away with it. Isn't extortion illegal too? But is it racist to call them out on that too?
• United States
1 Jul 10
I can live with being called a racist. Back when Obama was getting pimp-slapped by Clinton and I said, "This guy seems weird," I was called a racist. And I've been a racist every step of the way since. So I don't mind it anymore. I find it tragic. So many victims of real racism get buried so the crooked media can run their invented racism and effect their version of change. But I can handle the label.
• United States
1 Jul 10
I am in the same boat with you. I have been called a racist more times in the past two years than I ever was in my whole life..why? I did not vote for Obama. The race card has been played so much and by so many over the past two years that it does not matter anymore. It has been over used and abused to the point most poeple don't care if htey are called a racist anymore. It does not hold any meaning anymore because the term "racist" has been abused too often.
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
1 Jul 10
"Should we not enforce ANY of our laws if they are broken by a minority?" Well the Democrats have already made it VERY clear that voter intimidation laws won't be enforced if broken by a minority. Why stop there? Besides, clearly we should only deport illegals from Canada and Europe. Deporting anyone else is racist.
• United States
1 Jul 10
They are really ticking me off. They are not even "asking"....they are calling us ugly names and "demanding" what they want. Last time I checked this was our country not theirs. Heck that woman has been here 20 years and still has not even bothered to learn our language. How about showing us some respect first...for our country, our language, our culture and our laws...then MAYBE then we can talk about you staying here.