mhuber92211 wrote:Is there a legal way to enter this country and become a citizen? Yes? Then follow the rules. If you don't, then you don't get to stay. Literally the issue is called illegal immigrants. Well, if it is against the law, than the path to coming into the country is there. Follow the path and come on in. The argument is over someone breaking the law and we should just saw "oh well, they've been here for 15 years so no worries, you are good" is ludicrous.
I can comment on this, as someone who immigrated to this nation legally, as a child. Immigration is a time consuming and expensive process. I was fortunate that both my parents, despite being from the 3rd world, happened to be part of a minuscule middle class, and had 2 PhD's and 3 Masters between them. They were well educated, and had *some* money. Most of the people President Trump seeks to block with his wall are poor people, desperately seeking a better life. Many are seeking asylum, and literally cannot afford the time commitment required to immigrate legally.
I don't believe in purely open borders. There needs to be common sense constraints on who comes into our country, and how many people come into our country. However, I don't believe in the idea that only those who are already relatively well off should be allowed it. That belief is antithetical to the American ideals, and what made this nation great in the first place.
Also, you still haven't responded to my request for a source on the volcano statement. If you'll note, I haven't said anything mean about you. I'm all for civilized debate, and if I'm shown that I'm wrong about something, I'll own up to it. I hope you'll do the same.
A toast to Darrel Sink - a lifelong Cubs fan. You'll be missed.