I am a college student. I don't need illegal means.deemar325 said:I wish you well on your education, but will you leave when your visa is up or will you become an illegal? I'm not trying to be rude or incite you it's a valid question. Who will you be? A hypocrite or go through proper channels for American citizenship if you so choose?
Now on to your statement..many Mexicans are of Native lineage yes, but so are many Americans, myself I am of Seminole and Cherokee lineage when my slave ancestors ran away to florida and mixed with the Natives who took them in. So my claim is no less valid than yours to being of this land of the Americas.
The government for all the issues I have with it is right on this issue, we most protect our borders. Not only illegals come through the border, drugs and other contraband to also.
Now with the heightened threat of terrorism you want us to allow anyone to freely cross our border?
To the illegals already here I understand their plight and in a way I cannot help but sympathize with them. I'm African-American our history has been wraught with pain and suffering and injustice, yet illegals are not Americans they barely if at all pay taxes. A good deal of their income goes back to Mexico and not to the American economy.
Your President Vincente Fox knows this, his pay check is partially funded by the American economy and the drugs that pass through his borders to ours. Then Mexico laws are very much the opposite to ours when it comes to immigration more hostile yet America bends over backwards to accumidate illegals.
These people got it good compared to a blackman in Selma, Alabama in 1965 and he was American! So to me if they do not truly imbrace our culture and want to learn English they need not be here.
And you should really know much on what the illegals do and where our country stands.