First, there is no such thing. They didn't just lose their paperwork on the way over, there never was any. Quit calling them Undocumented Aliens, they need to be called Illegal, just like they are. I hear people argue that immigrants helped build this country. I agree. But, to be an immigrant, not a border runner, one has to immigrate through the Immigration and Naturalization Department which has rules and the majority of immigrants to the United States are proud of following the rules and qualifying to be a good U.S. citizen. Where does that leave border runners? Illegal felons, just like I said.
Quoting the Statue of Liberty
We don't have a statue of Liberty in Arizona, that is in New York Harbor. The Statue of Liberty was presented to the United States by the people of France in 1886. Standing on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, it welcomes visitors, immigrants, and returning Americans traveling by ship. The copper-clad statue, dedicated on October 28, 1886, commemorates the centennial of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence and was given to the United States to represent the friendship established during the American Revolution.
I want to remind whoever it is before you start quoting the plaque on the Statue of Liberty that the sentiment on there was not from anything the American people had a hand in voting for or deciding about. It was from a famous sonnet from someone named Emma Lazarus (July 22, 1849 – November 19, 1887) who was an American poet born in New York City.
She is best known for writing "The New Colossus", a sonnet written in 1883; its final lines were engraved on a bronze plaque in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in 1912. The sonnet was solicited by William Maxwell Evarts as a donation to an auction, conducted by the "Art Loan Fund Exhibition in Aid of the Bartholdi Pedestal Fund for the Statue of Liberty" to raise funds to build the pedestal. It also was in a time when America was as prosperous as the people who came here and worked hard to make it be. It is now overpopulated to the point that we have certain cities here that continue having to actually advertise with public service announcements warning people that there isn't enough housing or jobs available in their town or state. That message is for U.S. citizens. Think about how taxing it is to our struggling economy to have to keep caretaking for these people who come here legally for exactly that reason, and that when they are the type who want to work. Along with them we have to accept the fact that dangerous criminals come with that. I personally think we can do without it. Anyone who argues his business couldn't operate without felonious employees has an illegal business. Why is there even a debate? Organised crime is illegal in ALL businesses. We should require our senators and representitives to understand that illegal businesses are, in our opinion, guilty of the RICO act and should be punished accordingly.
The New Colossus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
—Emma Lazarus, 1883
Lazarus began to be more interested in her Jewish ancestry after reading the George Eliot novel, Daniel Deronda, and as she heard of the Russian pogroms in the early 1880s. This led Lazarus to write articles on the subject. She also began translating the works of Jewish poets into English. Expelled in great numbers from the Russian Pale of Settlement, eastern European Ashkenazi Jews immigrated in destitute multitudes to New York in the winter of 1882. Lazarus taught technical education to help them become self-supporting.
She is known as an important forerunner of the Zionist movement. She argued for the creation of a Jewish homeland thirteen years before Herzl began to use the term Zionism. Her sonnet memorialized the immigrating European Ashkenazi Jews to further her cause. It was her donation to an art foundation and they sold it for money to build a pedastal. We as a people didn't carte blanche give authorization for who commissioned what. It was the local art community and not our government or the majority of our citzens.
They Own the Southwest And We Stole It
This is a popular myth among the new wave of history revisionists in this country that seem to keep popping up lately. That wouldn't even include the millions of people from Central America who come over here claiming to be Mexican. The story is that the Americans came here and stole their land, paid them nothing, and they are merely reclaiming what is rightfully theirs. Most of the Myth is being made up by American lawyers who are merely trying to legally muddy the water in order to stall for time, since they already took some Mexican's money and have to put up a pretense that they are doing something for it. It would be the equivalent of me taking someone's money to represent them and then walked in to speak the the judge and opened with, "Your Honor, we intend to prove that Mother Goose actually was the guilty party in this case." I could argue that I did so with their best intentions "TRY" to give them a defense from a non-defendable position. They make something up to make it sound like they actually have a cause based on reality, but simple historical investigation will make this point easily seem so simple to disprove that it will seem like I am mocking them. Here, the facts are;
a) We fought and won two wars for the land now known as the Southwest of the United States, originally. The land slightly over what is now the Mexican border was not inhabited by Mexicans, the Native American tribes lived there. The land in question doesn't come very far North, mapwise. (Mexicans always start arguing something about them being Native Americans at this point, which is false. I am not going to let the conversation go there. They weren't what we now call Native Americans, so get over it. Weak argument, anyway.) The original conflict over Texas was called the battle of the Alamo.
There is also some other history called "land purchases" for Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and the Southern tip of California. These were all purchased after all the fighting was already settled. Arizona and New Mexico, as we know them now were not inhabited by Mexicans, except fot the part we paid them for, part of which was known as the Gadsden Purchase. The Gadsden Purchase (known as Venta de La Mesilla, or "Sale of La Mesilla", in Mexico) is a 29,670-square-mile (76,800 km2) region of what is today southern Arizona and New Mexico that was purchased by the United States in a treaty signed by President Franklin Pierce on June 24, 1853, and then ratified by the U.S. Senate on April 25, 1854. It is named for James Gadsden, the American ambassador sent to Mexico at the time. The purchase included lands south of the Gila River and west of the Rio Grande. The Gadsden Purchase was intended to allow for the construction of a transcontinental railroad along a very southern route, and it was part of negotiations needed to finalize border issues that remained unresolved from the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, which ended the Mexican-American War of 1846–48. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (Tratado de Guadalupe Hidalgo in Spanish) is the peace treaty, largely dictated by the United States to the interim government of a militarily occupied Mexico, that ended the Mexican-American War (1846–1848). The treaty provided for the Mexican Cession, in which Mexico ceded 1.36 million km² (525,000 square miles; 55% of its pre-war territory, not including Texas) to the United States in exchange for a little matter of US$15 million (equivalent to $313 million in 2006 dollars) and the ensured safety of pre-existing property rights of Mexican citizens in the transferred territories. I hope this clears that nonsense up. If you don't believe me, look it up.
I am from Arizona and am really tired of hearing about the illegal alien crimes that are going unpunished here as long as some hypocritical politicians that want to not only protect them but are trying to get them citizenship. Right now Mexico has a good percentage of their population over here working and then they are . Most of them are not even aware of who they are protecting. The majority of the illegal aliens who cause the problems are not even Mexicans. They know they can get hispanic (deluded Mexican Americans) to support them as if they are the same. The Salvadoran, Guatamalan, and Hoduran illegals are just not from the same country. The positive points don't even outway the fact that Vincente Fox wanting to create a civil war here to take back the part of Mexico they lost. That is why Mexico likes that about 1/10 of their population lives and works here. But when they have illegals in Mexico, they are raving mad. When that happens we won't have an immigration policy. Racial profiling doesn't exist if the people who are committing a crime are of one specific race. Republicans like Bill O'Reilly say they are anarchists, which is a country without laws of rules. I challenge Mr. O'Reilly to come and live here in Arizona on the border for a while. There are little towns here that are like little Mexico with no real police protection if you are not hispanic. The civil war would eliminate that. When Mexicans have gotten to the point that they are whining about how they get treated here, then, quit embracing the crap from where you came from. It isn't your culture, it is the crap you either tunneled out or floated over here in a tin can to get away from. If you want to enjoy the new land of opportunity, then come do that, but don't try to turn my neighborhood into the sh*t hole in the desert you came from. I see Mexican stores, Mexican foods, Mexican street vendors selling crap like corn cob on a stick or those wheel things that are mostly air. How about the Mexican ices that always are named by something from Mexico. If you loved Mexico and all it's crap then you should have stayed there.
I do know Mexican Americans who actually do embrace the authentic "culture" of Mexico, which we all know is art, music, and the colorful architecture and clothing styles of the past (drinking beer isn't a cultural aspect, it is a stereotype of hispanic culture that the Hispanics that actually DO HAVE culture are trying to distance themselves from). They don't in fact let that prevent them from acting like they want to be part of America, along with helping their children learn to obtain a better life, not through athletics or sheer luck. I worked at the county hospital here and met one of the most educated men I have seen in the county system. His mother was a maid at the hospital. She forbid him to learn to speak Spanish until he learned English properly first (that seems to be a rule of thumb for all the affluent Mexican Americans here). She eventually watched him get through high school and graduate with a M.B.A. from Stanford University. He is now a hospital administrator. He is a a product of the American Dream not the Mexican daydream. Some hispanics will try to call him an Uncle Taco or tell him he doesn't remember where he came from. That is the point. He is coming from, not staying in, a rut that is created by the cultural myth that speaking Spanish and not learning to get along with others is somehow a birthright and a personal mandate handed down by history. If anyone wants to 1)work hard and pay taxes, 2)speak the language of the land , and 3)not commit crimes here, then, we can allow a certain amount of Mexican Nationals here. But there is already a vast amount of people from ALL other countries that we need to consider, not just criminals who don't wish to obey rules or refrain from exploiting the system.
Again, there is not a winning streak going on here right now. If we eliminated the illegal aliens from our population we would have plenty of jobs to go around for Americans. Some illegal people know they are going to survive doing the "Manyana time" attitude, which they will, but never get any further that way. Most illegal aliens don't want to learn the one thing that can completely disguise them from the rest of the illegal population. That one thing is the English language. They aren't trying to lie to themselves to make believe they will someday belong here. Eventually the ongoing violence from this country's racist population will fall on them. The fact that they are illegal will make violence against them harder to enforce as times go by. I invite Bill O'Reilly to go live in Mexico. After he finds out how far his money can go down there he will get excited, until the police start hitting on him for bribes. We need to put things in perspective. Immigrant Worker Programs have included rules for people who really want to be here. The illegals don't want to conform to the rules and then the misguided in this country expect them to obey laws or social norms when they come here. They don't and won't. Learn more about it first hand before voting or making laws about these people. The borrow someone else's slogans and ideologies even if they don't fit the same cause. The irony of watching their rallies is that they carry Mexican flags and pictures of Che Guevera. Che said this once: "Mexicans are a band of illiterate Indians." - Che Guevara
So they don't even know who their leaders are and perhaps since they have no real plan and no real cause to lead. I get so angry when I realise that the Governor of Arizona, Janet Napolitano was making "PC" noise and gave them whatever they wanted as far as state AHCCCS (Arizona's form of medicaid), food stamps, and even was in the process of getting them driver's licenses. In her state they are shooting policemen, causing an unending amount of traffic accidents without paying for the "state required" automotive insurance that the rest of us get huge fines for not purchasing and even not keeping a "proof of insurance card" handy and available when motorists get pulled over for any reason. The final slap in the face is that she moved away just before this article came out. I really don't think some of the politicians care about anything but press releases. I think our Sherriff Joe Arpaio should arrange it for people like her to have to come with the police in his employ while they raid some of these places. Sometimes 40 people in a room the size of a child's bedroom. The Mexican Gangs are getting rich off of idiot politicians like that. The other thing that SHOULD worry these people is the drugs. For every 4 Mexicans who work dilligently and send the money home, there is 1 who is smuggling drugs for a few more dollars. Then there are the fierce gangs. Recently the news media has reported their discovery of the fact that the gangs are in charge of the drug traffic into the United States. Welcome to the party, guys, yeah, who did you think was bringing all that heroin into Arizona? Desert burros? The American News Media is just now barely seeing the tip of the iceberg that has been here ever since the fifties. For every house full of drugs that the police find there are at least 5 more pop up. Sometimes as many as 20 new places established each month. Chrystal Meth, Heroin, Cocaine, and the occasional pot run. Marijuana is not as easy to transport since it is easily smelled by dogs and is so bulky compared to the powder substances that the other drugs come like.
As a citizen of Arizona, I would like the people in Washington,D.C. to come live here for about a week in a primarily illegal alien neighborhood, where you can't go outside without looking first, your car insurance rates go up just for living there, you can't leave your car or doors unlocked without all of your posessions being stolen, and you can't get sleep because of three day long drunken parties with music playing the whole time, all sounding like the same song, "Ooom, Pah, Pah, Ooom, Pah, Pah, Boom, Boom Boom, Boom, at full volume. They will turn it down when the police ask them to and then turn the volume right back up when they leave. They come from a country where the whole government is corrupt so they have no respect for law. Whatever they want to do is OK, because, if you get in trouble there, all you have to do is pay the police and they will let you go and you will never get a charge or have to go to court. They expect the law to treat them the same way here. There is only a certain number of any country's immigrants that we can handle, we already have a maximum number of actual Mexican immigrants here. I spoke with a cab driver from India the other day, he is angry that certain people in our government are trying to give away priveledges that he had to work hard for. He mentioned specifically food stamps, health care, and drivers licenses. He also mentioned that The real immigrants find it an insult to do the right thing and watch the criminals who mock the law get rewards that the legal immigrants, as a law abiding, tax paying, responsible citizen has to pay for themselves. Our country is financially almost bankrupt right now, we can't afford more freeloaders. We have created a welfare state of Mexican squatters who, if they were from. say, Asia somewhere, would be deported immediately. The excuse is that, "No one wants to do the jobs they do." I am calling Bull Sh*t on that one, who do they think did those jobs before those guys came here. The farmer himself and his family. He hired neighbors to help. Or, when they got really desparate, the neighbors would help him out. Now, we have lost not only our jobs, but our tradition of working hard and giving to others. I know there country doesn't have enough money to support them, but that isn't our responsibility and they should start forcing their own government to straighten out. Until they are seeming to like the problem, it provides for them to steal from us.
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