ILW.COM - the immigration portal Immigration Daily

Home Page


Immigration Daily

Archives

Processing times

Immigration forms

Discussion board

Resources

Blogs

Twitter feed

Immigrant Nation

Attorney2Attorney

CLE Workshops

Immigration books

Advertise on ILW

VIP Network

EB-5

移民日报

About ILW.COM

Connect to us

Make us Homepage

Questions/Comments


SUBSCRIBE

Immigration Daily


Chinese Immig. Daily




The leading
immigration law
publisher - over
50000 pages of
free information!
Copyright
1995-
ILW.COM,
American
Immigration LLC.

View RSS Feed

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

THEY COME TO TAKE OUR WELFARE

Rate this Entry

Well, this is the other argument you hear from anti-immigrants usually after they tell you how illegally present immigrants come to take our jobs. Hard to see how they can be here to do both, but that's another discussion.



A friend passed this NY Times article on to me and it serves as a sad reminder of just how much danger those immigrants put themselves through to get to this country. They're not that different than the immigrants of generations past who put themselves through similar ordeals to settle this country. And for those who say "they did it the legal way" I remind you that we had virtually no immigration controls in this country until the 1920s. If you could get to America, you could become an American.

Submit "THEY COME TO TAKE OUR WELFARE" to Facebook Submit "THEY COME TO TAKE OUR WELFARE" to Twitter Submit "THEY COME TO TAKE OUR WELFARE" to Google Submit "THEY COME TO TAKE OUR WELFARE" to StumbleUpon Submit "THEY COME TO TAKE OUR WELFARE" to Reddit Submit "THEY COME TO TAKE OUR WELFARE" to Digg Submit "THEY COME TO TAKE OUR WELFARE" to del.icio.us

Tags: None Add / Edit Tags

Comments

  1. Another Voice's Avatar
    Its sad they despite the high human costs of the broken immigration system a path for orderly migration is not provided for people.
  2. Cindy Needham's Avatar
    Well, on a personal level, I don't really have anything against Mexican illegals...I have read several books on that part of the world, one on Columbia, two on Mexico,and it is easy to understand what drives them here....One very, very interesting and entertaining books that gives the reader a real, riveting look at what life is like in Mexico is "The Blood of the Serpent--Mexican Lives". Again, it is hard to resent Mexicans living in the US after reading this book....however, I do resent the powerful in Mexico for shirking their responsibilities to provide better wages and a reasonable place to live for people (in terms of their civil liberties, emergency hospital services, etc., a REAL minimum wage). People are working for 25 dollars a week in Mexico--how can you blame them for coming here? They want to eat! If you need to be angry at someone, again, it's the elites in Mexico and their F-you attitude towards their own people that needs to change--and the US needs to lean on them to MAKE them change--but I am not too optimistic about that happening....It is going to be very interesting to see how this whole situation plays out over the years...I predict that a certain number that are here will eventually be granted citizenship but eventually the US will have to clamp down and not let any more be employed here...
Put Free Immigration Law Headlines On Your Website

Immigration Daily: the news source for legal professionals. Free! Join 35000+ readers Enter your email address here: