May 1st immigration protests-- For and against... What are your feelings on this

United States
May 1, 2008 7:30pm CST
Today is May 1st and there were protests by undocumented aliens against the mistreatment that they have suffered in Los Angeles. There was also a protest demonstration against illegal immigration also in Los Angeles... Wondering if there were any protests in your area and what you think about this kind of protest? Where do you stand on the immigration issue illegal or otherwise?
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
2 May 08
need to send the illeagles back home and waste of time and money I bet on the protests
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• United States
2 May 08
It seems like those who come here illegally are needed or else they would not stay here. It also seems that if we want to prevent them from coming here we should be investing in small family run businesses in Mexico and in other places so that the people could support themselves and form a society that is more far and sustainable than it presently is.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
2 May 08
really they arent needed they get all these benifits that we cant get thats why they come and stay . why cant they start their own shops down there like they do here and make money? unfair practice here . Read this article http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/871553.aspx
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
4 May 08
thanks again
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• United States
3 May 08
May Day is Labor Day in some countries; just not the United States! I don't live in the city, so no protests out here by illegal immigrants. The fact that they have the nerve to be here illegally and then protest publically really angers me. Of course, what I gather from this fact is that they evidently don't care to obey the laws of any country. I saw some of the protests on TV...the Mexican flags waving again. lol That won't bring them lots of friends, either. I don't have anything against immigration, but illegal immigration is another story. Illegals cost this country, not give to it. They cost in lost jobs for Americans, social services, medical care, food stamps...not to mention the addition to the population they are causing. There is an alarming rate of births to this group of people. Then there is the identity theft; this group steals our children's social security numbers. Their refusal to speak English is another thing. I would never move to another country and expect them to cater to my language! Yet, they do that here. I could go on and on. I think it's time we put the brakes on illegal immigration. No amnesty. Why don't they stay home and try to make their country a better place to live. We came here to do that...we succeeded, so what's their problem?
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• United States
4 May 08
It is interesting to read your last words here... "We came here to do that... we succeeded, so what's their problem." Yes, our ancestors did come here because they could not get along in their own countries, because they found it too difficult to change unfair systems or to deal with famines, etc. It continues today... people coming here because they feel they have no other options but to come here where they can do and be better and experience freedom...It is a sadness that there is less room now to expand, and less compassion to extend to the newcomers. The action of coming here... is an action of desparation. It is not rational. It is motivated by the desire to survive... I would like the United States to somehow come up with ways to work with Mexico to help that government help all of its own poor, to give them better water supplies, and ways to grow enough food, and perhaps small business opportunites for their people. If we do not do something on our end to help them improve their lot we can expect more of them to come here seeking that which they do not have in Mexico and in other nations as well. We have an obligation to try to stabilize and improve the conditions in other nation states as we are now a world community... What one does affects us all.