I did mention that I am not from this country right? 98% of my family does not live here. If someone from my family wanted to come to the US, because they were starving or whatever reason, I would suggest they should do it legally (after sending food-for whatever it's worth in this thread). If they came here illegally, I would not be opposed to them being arrested. Because they broke the law.
These people are coming here for a better life, most of them. And I think they should.
But if we are a country that is going to enforce it's laws, we need to do so equally. Not, illegal for most, but excusable for them because...
When someone is migating to the US, and they hear "the US doesn't enfore their immigrantion laws", what are they going to think? Are they going to decide to ignore the first law they are breaking, but then take every one seriously after that? Or will they think we don't necessarily enforce our laws? If the US doesn't take it's laws seriously, why should they?
My point about how AZ gets it, and the rest of the country doesn't is that they are right on the border, so they see illegal disregard for the law on levels that we do not.
In our towns (most of our towns), there are some illegal immigrants. But not so many, that the drug cartels run the town and we are seeing more than one kidnap per day.
If we do not stop
the constant flow of illegally migrating people into the country, we will see more and more towns where this will be the case.
(not becaus illegal immigrants are bad, but when we give people the idea that it's ok to ignore some laws, there will be ignoring of more laws)
When we allow the babies of illegal immigrants citizenship, it's like we are making what the parents did "less illegal". And it also makes it tempting to come here and start a family before going through the legal process.
About 30% of the homes in my neighborhood are homes to illegally migrant families. They broke the law. I do not think they should be sent back to Mexico, but I do think they need to file proper legal paperwork, and learn english, so they enjoy a good quality of life. And I think if we changed the 14th, it would encouage people to come here legally, instead of just coming. There would be less incentive to do it illegally.
As far as different borders having different levels of security, that's not discrimination or racism, that's common sense. You put more security where there are more illegal crossing, kidnappings and murders. I don't hear too much about that on our other border.
to a pp--- in my previous post I was talking about the lack of federal govt involvement in helping the states against the drug cartels. The state and local police along the border are trying to keep it under control, but the police themselves get kidnapped or go missing, or members of their families. They simply cannot get it under control, and have been asking the fed govt to help for years, but it's like they don't even hear them
mamaofthree--- I would like point out that I am not scaremongering, or trying to. I have never
seen stories like the ones I am talking about on tv. Granted I don't watch a ton of tv, but I do watch a lot of national news.
I am not talking about the occasional missing person, there is quite a bit of news about what goes on at the border, but you have to search online for it, because for some reason national news doesn't talk about it.
I would also like to say that I do not have visual in my head of a Mexican person harming a white person. In fact
, most of the missing persons are Mexican. And when the illegal border hoping makes it harder to find Mexican citizens when they go missing because there is no documentation of where they are/were, when, etc.
And of course there are white people involved in the kidnappings,etc, too. I am not a racist.
I would also like to say that I am not Republican, Democrate, Independent,or any other political title that I know of, so if that helps you to be more open minded about what I am saying, then please read my post again.