I have supported Pres. Bush on most everything that he has done, EXCEPT this one. He is the leader of our country, and expected to enforce the laws of our land. Illegal means not legal. If these people wanted to become assests to our country, they would do it legally. I work for a Sheriff's Office in Montana. Your taxes are supporting the people in our jails, to sleep until noon, watch TV all day, three square meals, pay for their lawyers, and medical, and dental care. When they beat their spouses, or children, you pay for that medical care, as well. The money, that the father's don't pay for child support, comes out of your taxes, to care for these childre. Most of the crime committed now days is drug related. The cildren in these homes, are who I feel sorry for. This kind of lifestyle has a rippling affect. The cildren that are raised in these homes, think this is normal, and will raise their children that way. They will be these kinds of parents later, and raise more children that will end up in our jails. Seems like we have enough people to take care of, without bringing even more into our country to care for, and support. Pleae pray for the children, and reach out to one, if you know of a family like this. You just may make a difference to a child.
Illeagle is illeagle pure and simple!! If aliens are here on green cards or work permits they are not illeagle!!! But the real problem is the business that hire these people just so they don't have to pay a decent wage. I say a person shouldn't have to work two jobs to maintain a decent life style. May be we need to rethink our spending habits, and life styles. Why does a two person famialy need a $500,000.00+ 13 room house, and need 5 or 6 $50,000.00 + autos?!?!?!?!?! The U.S. is the most wasteful country in the world, isn't that a nice title? One more thing, a person making $50,000.00+/year gets to keep a higher percentage of their income than a person making $10,000.00+/year!?!?!?!?!? I would like to see the state sales, state income, local income, property and right to work taxes eliminated. Get rid of the IRS, and the golden fleese for the gov. Then set up a federal tax collection and allocation department. Set a federal income (wage) tax at a straight %, no deductions no loopholes, you earn a dollar you pay X% of that dollar, sales tax the same every one pays!!! In this day of the computerized world the man power needed would be minimal, plus the comp. doesn't have a political agenda, it only knows info in and info out!!! And all increases would have to be put to national vote. I believe this would be a big step towards gov by the people. Rick Lines PA.
I suggest all illegal persons be sent back to the country where they came from, tighten the entrys at all borders so no others can enter, give the citizens of the U.S. the jobs back that they have been robbed of, and cut off all aid to foreign countries, to get us out of debt. Our government has depleted all of our resources, that should have helped feed the needy and the homeless. How much more do they think they can take away from our citizens? Our government is badly in need of overhaul, and we had better look at the dire need of replacements for the top to the bottom, or we are going to lose what little we have left, including our freedom and our dignity.
Agree wholeheartedly on this subject. I feel it is a political move. On top of this, they are trying to pass a ruling that the illegals can VOTE in some districts of California, as that is all that is living there .ejk
We can not continually take from the HAVE'S and give to the HAVE NOT'S. While all of the terrorist are running wild all over the world and this great country is their main objective--I say stop all travel overseas both directions. Close the borders. Bring our factories home and give our people back their jobs.All illegals should be sent home to where ever they came from, at their expense not the tax payer. No more FREE ride for people who have not worked and paid into our retirement system. Let them immigrate the way the law provides for it. Then they can work here legal, and pay the same taxes everybody else pays. It worked years ago --it can work again, as it should.
I want to thank who ever put this web site together. I know it was not our goverment. yes we should get rid of illegals taking from our social security. With all the problems we have here at home, what is our goverment thinking by spending BILLIONS to go to outer space? What are they thinking when most of us can not afford health care insurance? What are they thinking when all we work for is to pay taxes and insurance? Does our goverment think? Where is the common sense? It seeems to me we live in a world of oxymoron like "Goverment intelligence". Our judicial system is a joke. We deport our Colorado born children to Italy ( personal experience) and import illegals. Put that in your pipe and inhale. Tastes good huh? Seeems to me that George W. Bush is no better than Bill and Hillary Clinton. Maybe we should do a third party, which we have but the media will not let them have equal time on T.V. and let the people decide. K.W. Colorado native
As a Viet Nam vet who draws a disability I support President Bush in his military actions--but when it comes to this---we better start closing our borders--take care of our own people first!!! These are the ones all vets fought for --vets didn't fight for illegal immagrants to take our jobs. Send them back over the border and keep them there at all cost! Bob Ter Vree. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
My mother came here from Costa Rica the legal way and it is like a slap in her face to allow illegals to get anything for entering illegally. I in-fact I work with a young lady that who's boyfriend (also the father of her two children) is here on a work permit. My husband would love to have his job driving around, in his company car checking the roads for broken sprinklers. The whole time his girlfriend is having children while on Cal-otima, which is really my taxes. Something is wrong here when there is 10 million unemployed Americans, and we keep allowing them to come work here. California suffers more then any other State from this crime, which no one wants to enforce.
The illegal aliens should get their green card, and do it right. What I also don't agree with are the radio and television stations pandering to these people with their spanish only stations and whatever else is out there. I say if they want to live here and work here legally so be it, but they must also learn and speak English. Certainly I'm sure that's what would be expected of us if we moved to a foreign country.
Picking veggies in the fields, hey, it's a job isn't it. We all complain about what we are doing in the work force, but, we must do what we have to do.
President Bush has no respect for the hard working American Citizen. Allowing Illegals into the USA to take jobs is the most disrespectable thing this President could have done. I am proud to be an American. Can the Illegals say the same? Sign me, Disgusted
One thing people don't stop to think about is Mexico is border line to U S But what about all this trash coming from over seas, THAT SHOULD BE THE TOP STORY< AND IT SHOULD END:::::::Send them ALL back to where they came from and give us back our own country.All Cubans, Koreans, afak., Saudi's, And don't worry about our border line people.WE DO ALOT OF TRADE with Mexico. And we can do without the rest and build our own, NOW IF YOU CAN READ BETWEEN THE LINES YOU GOT BRAINS, If Not, Than, you wouldn't know whats going on any ways::::: Noone ever mention the fact that Canada is our border line ALSO.And they come and go as we do, But try staying in Canada for a time <THEY DO NOT WANT US people IN THEIR COUNTRY, wether you know it or not, IT'S TRUE::But they can come here and do as they please, United States is getting full of rifaf from every wheres, and whos to blame , ?? OUR SO CALLED BIG SHOTS SUPPOSE TO BE RUNNING THE COUNTRY,AND LEAVING EVERY CROOK, TERROIST,DRUG DEALERS, And etc. in here and feeding them and giving them money to live on.Hundreds are on welfare and yet when it comes to a 67 year old women to get a medicial card that has worked here in her country all her life she can't get one OR the enemy can come and get flu shots and when Americian goes to get one they are told too much shortega not enough to go around,,CUBA and other countrys that want to get rid of their criminals and bums, send the to the U. States, They clean up their countries and w go futher and futher in a ditch, Our crime is getting so high, no one i safe in our country any more and to straighten it out , It will be destroyed some day to start all over as it was,....GOD IS COMING SOON TO DO EXACTUALLY THAT,,Get rid of the Crime, child molesters, hatered, terriost, drugs, sex, it's about over , If you stop think and look ,you can see how our country is going,And FAST>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>GOD BLESS AMERICA, and HEAVY ON United States.WE NEED IT BAD. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
I am a Nationaliced Citicen, everybody should get in the right way, and learn to speak english, they should pay taxes, have work permit, or get out of here, I did not lern english before I came here, but I speak good english, I dont write that good, but good enough to get by. Born in Denmark.
This is to Southern Va. Really, we are not all dumb people that are writing our feelings down. We really don't want to hear about your life story. This is about the way the Government is treating the American people.
I really wish we would take back our country from all these illegal immigrants. I know for a fact that 95% of the illegal immigrants that come here are just looking for a US citizen to marry so that they can become a legal resident. I am totally against illegal immigration and wish they would all get sent back to their own country where they belong. I'm sick and tired of paying for their health insurance and all other fringe benefits that we as Americans can't even get. Aida Feliciano
Good For You Denmark. You did it the right way.
I'm a proud American troop and just got back from serving 8 months and Iraq. Being the valued citizen I am I say if you want to work in this country you should have to pay for school and pay taxes just like the rest of us. I’m also a husband and father of 2 small children and trying for my wife to go the school and work to provide for small children is just not easy. So like I said where is the equal opportunity employers now. What is it coming to these days I have to marry a some one from a strange country to get a job or what. The words of a Proud American
I AGREE! ILLEGAL MEANS AGAINST THE LAW. ARE OUR LAWS SELECTIVE? WHERE IS THE COMPASSION AND SYMPATHY FOR THOSE LEGAL CITIZENS WHO ARE NEEDING A JOB WITH WAGES COMPARABLE TO THE UNITED STATES COST OF LIVING. ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE WILLING TO WORK THE SAME JOB FOR LESS MONEY TO SUPPORT FAMILIES IN THEIR HOMELAND WHERE THE COST OF LIVING IS MUCH LESS. NO WONDER WAGES ARE TOO LOW FOR HONEST CITIZENS TO SEEK EMPLOYMENT IN THESE JOBS THAT THE PRESIDENT SAYS "NO CITIZEN WANTS TO FILL." .....COMPASSION? FOR WHOM? AND BY THE WAY, DOESN'T IT OFFEND YOU WHEN YOU HAVE TO SELECT A BUTTON ON YOUR TELEPHONE TO HEAR AN AUTOMATED MESSAGE IN ENGLISH? GIVE US BACK OUR COUNTRY.
ISN'T IT WONDERFUL JUST HOW WELL THE FREE MARKET IS WORKING,FOR WHOM. ISN'T IT WONDERFUL HOW COMPASHINATE THE JUDGE WAS IN THE FASTOW CASE TO NOT SENTENCE BOTH PARENTS AT THE SAME TIME SO THEIR CHILDREN WOULD NOT BE WITHOUT AT LEAST ONE PARENT AT HOME WITH THE KIDS. LET THIS HAPPEN TO A BLUE COLLAR WORKER AND BOTH PARENTS WOULD GO TO JAIL AND THE KIDS WOULD BE IN FOSTER CARE..OH I COULD GO ON AND ON BUT WHY IT WOULD NOT DO ANY GOOD, MONEY TALKS AND THE POOR WALKS...
I am amazed at how our politicians will pander to certain groups, just to get a few votes.
I have nothing against immigration IF it is done legally..Even so to keep track of all immigrants seems next to impossible..the law WAS clear now murky..Pandoras box has been opened with this one.. I cant see these people collecting benefits that are meant for us..and taking our jobs away is not really the problem..the Companies and Store Owners should be made Responsible for the loss in American Workers..They are only looking to Pay next to nothing wages for work being done..all this at the expense of someone else's life..an American Taxpayer with so-called "Rights".. American Citizens should come first..Minimum Wage is not livable but it is for 5 to 10 immigrants in ONE apartment..WHOEVER is Hiring them should be Punished..My Opinion.. James J Cirello
Great information, and a good chance to express our views.
Mr. Bush's plans are designed only for Hispanic votes and my fervent prayer is that those votes will be earned at the expense of many more true citizens of this country! Jean Johnson Nashville, TN
TRUE WORDS! Exactly how I feel about the Bush proposal... Now how can we send this page to George W. Bush and all our Representatives and Senators?
I AGREE WHOLEHEARTEDLY WITH YOU ON THE ISSUE OF ILLEGAL IMMAGRANTS.wHY WOULD WE NEED ANY MORE,yOU CAN DRIVE BY ANY hOME DEPOT AND THERE ARE TONS OF THEM WAITING TO WORK,wHO KNOWS WHO THESE PEOPLE ARE AND MOST CANT COMMUNICATE WITH THEM ANYWAY,tHEY ARE ALSO ALL AROUND OUR BEAUTIFUL lAGUNA bEACH WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO PICK THEM UP,I THINK THAT WE SHOULD FIND A WAY TO GET THERE COUNTRY CLEANED UP AND THEN THEY CAN ALL GO HOME.
I can't believe this page was posted on a site called Promise of God. As Christians we are called upon to love our fellow man, all our fellow men, including illegal immigrants. As Christians we are called upon to be tolerant and compassionate with all people including illegal immigrants. These so called illegal immigrants come to the United States, a country founded on Christian love by people fleeing from their countries, looking to improve their lives and those of their children. Don't you think they would prefer to stay in their own countries if they could have the same opportunities there? I am here to tell you that they would. Most of the time it is sheer desperation that brings them here. Yet we Americans, instead of being proud and grateful for the awesome country we have and for the opportunity to help those less fortunate, waste time making up senseless web pages like this one.
I am greatly saddened and dissapointed to see a page needlessly promoting resentment, ill feelings and hate against defenseless people posted on this site. Remember, no matter what they are called called, illegal immigrants are just people looking for chance to improve their lives, nothing more and nothing less. Besides, illegal immigrants are not taking jobs from Americans for the simple reason that being illegal, they can only get the worst, lowest and most difficult jobs. Jobs that Americans don't want because they consider themselves too good for them. The legal and illegal immigrants come to this country having nothing and appreciating how great this country is and the opporunities it affords. They also come with a willingness to work at whatever job and to do all they can to improve their lot in life. That is why so many entually have their own successful businesses. All we Americans do is whine about the president this or the immigrants that, we sit comfortably on our behinds and blame everything on everyone else and pretend we bear no responsibility for anything at all. We can't continue to blame the rest of the world for our problems and difficulties. I commend President Bush for what he is trying to do and will support him wholeheartedly with my vote.
NOW HERES A GREAT IDEA, WHY NOT VOTE SADAM BUSH OUT OF OFFICE.. HE'S DOING THE SAME THING AS SADAM DID ONLY HIS WAY WILL TAKE LONGER AND WE AS A PEOPLE WILL SUFFER MORE AND HARDER.. HE DID SNEAK INTO OFFICE,HE WASEN'T SLECTED AND THATS A FACR
I saw in the comics a very realistic answer to DUBYA Bush, In regard to the Mad Cow disease. He said he was going to continue to eat beef. Even though this disease could destroy his brain cells. Duh, I wonder who would notice,. Impeach BUSH
I have been reading the comments and I have to agree with most of them. The Mexicans, however are not the only problem group. They may be one of the largest but there are others such as certain Asian cultures that have been given resources not available to tax paying Americans. This has included free medical, job assistance, FREE housing, relocation expenses etc, etc, etc. I too am on disability after working for over 45 years as a tax paying American. The last 28 years I spent with the same company and hoped to retire comfortably, only to find my self "down-sized" shortly after 9-11. I know what it means to have to decide each month ,what do we buy? Food? Medications? or Heat, rent, & lights? Then we see various immigrant groups in our communities recieving free this and free that. This is outrageous enough, but then our oil soaked pres says let em all in and give them benefits too. When the H--- are the American people going to wake up and throw these crooked b------ out of office? If we American Tax payers don't vote out the damned Republicans in this next election we deserve everything we DON'T get!
What also is upsetting is that this is a slap in the face for those who jump through all of the hoops required to enter this country legally--I have a son-in-law who just went through all of the required paperwork and $$$ in order to live here as a LEGAl immigrant. E.W. from Minnesota
Right on the nose I would say. Nothing can be added to this.
I fully agree with all the comments. The President is only thinking of his votes for his re-election. Our people will have a tough time keeping their jobs as the immigrents will take over the jobs that will be available to us here.
I think that they ought to be made to come in as United States citizen and made to learn our language. No other country allows any other language on their packaged products. I think they need to go to school and learn English.
I do not believe a person who is in our United States without the knowledge of our government or it's agencies should be given the red carpet treatment. How do we know what their motivation is? Did your heart not break when 911 happened? What about now? Not every illegal person here in our country should be considered a threat, but isn't this a part of what our Homeland Security effort is all about? Americans are not allowed into other countries without the proper credentials and time limitations and I think that should work vice versa.
It is unbelievable that the President doesn't think his plan takes jobs away from hardworking Americans. It is the illegal immigrants, the temporary visa immigrants, and sometimes the legal immigrants that are already taking jobs away from Americans. My husband works in the masonry field, and the builders are bringing Mexican immigrants in by the bus loads. They are working 6-7 days per week, at least 10-12 hours per day, for dirt wages. They are using buckets instead of scaffolding, working in extremely dangerous conditions. They are not following any of OSHA's regulations, nor is anyone checking on their activities while they are here. They state they are here legally with temporary work visas, but, again, they are working with no Federal agency overseeing what they are doing. Americans can't afford to work at the wages the immigrants are getting paid. In Pittsburgh, the going average for one brick being laid in a residential dwelling is 55 cents. The Mexican immigrants are charging 35 cents per brick. They are also not charging for any extras, such as fancy brick art, arches, or piers. Many bricklayers have went out of business because of this. The government argument is no Americans want to do this kind of work. This is nothing but lies. Americans want to work, and want these jobs, but they can't live on the rates the builders pay for cheap labor. Many of these immigrants are provided with food, clothing,and shelter, thus they have no living expenses. They work this cheap to send the money back to their families in Mexico. After Sept. 11, we contacted immigration about these illegal immigrants. Can you believe immigration workers directed ME to write a letter to the Immigration Department giving all of the information concerning the immigrants, (how many, where they are working, who they working for, where they live...)plus MY information (who I am, where I work, where I live...)? I don't know about you, but after Sept. 11, I am not willing to let possible terrorists know who reported them. Plus, isn't that Immigrations' job? Even if these illegal immigrants become legal, they will be working for minimum wage which is still a lot less than what the average bricklayer receives. I believe in competitive pricing, but that is just ludicrous. The building contractors are not going to charge the buyer any less to build their house; they are only going to pocket more money, and take food off American families' tables. In the end, the immigrants and hardworking Americans lose. I also believe that if you allow immigrants that are here ILLEGALLY to stay, than that justifies illegal activities. What's next, letting murderers out because they agree to be good and let the Federal government keep track of them? Sound crazy??? It sure is!
I am outraged to think that we have reached this level of political manovering and they 'the politicians' know that they can get away with this! What have reduced our country to...The home of the 'Free and the Brave" when my parents migrated to this country they contributed and made this country a better place to live...Enriching and contributing! Today they cross over into our boarders - and TAKE - TAKE - TAKE ripping away at the very fiber of our being...Yes, they are willing to work for lesser wages because they live among large numbers working shifts around the clock - defacing property...We all hve first hand hand stories to tell from the cab driver to the cleaning lady BUT it continues on... Now this is but another in the 1STs. of many NEW political munovers to placate to outside powers...Lets go an collect all our monies due and provide for this our selfstustaining North America - djd
AS FOR THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, I AM VERY MUCH OPPOSED TO THE PROPOSAL THAT OUR PRESIDENT HAS EVEN SUGGESTED. LET PRESIDENT FOX TAKE CARE OF HIS PEOPLE. HOW DARE HE EVEN THINK THE WAY HE DOES ABOUT HIS PEOPLE. HE IS LIVING HIGH ON THE HOG SO LET HIM TAKE CARE OF HIS OWN PEOPLE. WE DON'T NEED THEM HERE NOR DO WE WANT THEM HERE. SEND THEM BACK.
I am totally against this. The Americans should have the first right to a job.
AMEN!!!!!!!! What has happened to our borders? It's as if we don't have any. INS......What is that and what do they do?
Well all I can say is I remember when there were no illegal people living in the US and it was more pleasent to live here, and not dangerous. So why on earth should we need or want any of these people here? Also I am old and retired, and we get the threat of losing our Social Security often because of giving the money to people that have never paid into it. I would love to work part time but because of (expecially mexicans) there are no jobs for older people.
To GH in DE: A lot of us didn't get the chance to get that free education that you preach about, it wasn't as easy years ago because we had to quit School and go to work. A lot of us didn't even have a change of clothes to wear to school, or the 15 cents to buy the lunches. But think how much of the money in Social Security we put in for illegals to get. It burns me up that I raised 6 children and was never given one free gallon of milk, But stand in line now for illegals to get several gallons with my money. NOW tell this uneducated old woman that is right. And Bush wasn't voted in he was elected by his brother.
I wonder if they have illegals in Hawaii
I agree wholeheartly. It is wrong that they are here illegally. Do it the right way or dont come here are my feelings. I think Bush is very wrong in doing this.
When I came to this country from Canada, I ws already married to a USAF Serviceman. I still had to have a Visa and Passport and then to become a citizen, I had to prove that I could read, write and understand English, know all about our Government and take a test on all this knowledge. I think that I knew more about US History than my husband did. When he received military orders for Vietnam, I was given a priority placement for citizenship. Thi swas after I had been in country almost four years. So I agree with this new proposal, NO WAY.
I think that our President, whom I have supported from the getgo, has committed political suicide.
Bush stated "Do not think of these as Mexican's but as Bush voters"!!! Fla.
im against the workers for being in this country,because they have all our factories over in there country now,let them collect social security off there own country.we need what jobs we have left.im not voting for bush this year and our country needs,our own people to collect on wages and benefits.lets keep what factories we have left in our own U.S.A.
Not only illegal but all the green cards and H1-B's. I worked for a company who had around 70% Green Cards and H1-B. In my Department of 32 I was the last American there when I retired. I was replaced by a H1-B. They are taking the high paying jobs and are coming in at a rate of close to a million a year. The illegal is not taking the low paying jobs but the trade shops also like newspaper printers,truck drivers,machine shops which are not low paying. If one makes supervisor he gets rid of American workers to bring in his uncles,cousins, and all. I've watched this in all the companys I've worked for. We need to save American Jobs!!!!!!
I was brought up to obey the law,All illegal immigrant's should pay a price for breaking the law and the one's who hired them should also be punished. PLEASE PATROL OUR BORDER"S,NOW!,ETHEL HINTON
thats bush 4 u all hehas done is cause probems 4 all us true american!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can only say that my husband and myself have had a really hard time making a living since President Bush took office. My husband has been cut back to three days a week at work. I am disabled due to my heart (3 heart attacks and triple by-pass. We can not afford to buy all of the medicine that we are to take. I would like for someone to explain to me how we have always worked hard and paid taxes and now my government tells me I will have to give up my medical care ( Which we also pay a very large sum) our insurance keeps paying less and less. Why is it that if you come into our country illegal aliens can come here and get medical free, a lot more help in their housing etc. Please get Bush and his people out of office. I might not live to see this happen, but, PLEASE vote Dem., and maybe we Americans can get back some of what we have lost.
i think america's leaders have loss their mind. but the american people need to wake up. and pay attention...... this was about to happen just before 911 think about it and remember.????????????????????????/
i think america's leaders have loss their mind. but the american people need to wake up. and pay attention...... this was about to happen just before 911 think about it and remember.????????????????????????/
Illegal is Illegal ,no one should be rewarded for coming to this country in such a way.To give these people social security benifits is totally wrong,our social security system is so so screwed up now that I worry is I will have benifits by the time I am elligable to receive them.I have payed my tax(and it is a tax not a fund)for all of these years and the government wants to give benifits to someone who has never paid any tax and should not even be in this country.Don't you think there is something wrong with this picture. CLOSE THE BORDERS !!!! sincerely...A.Owens
WE HAVE PLENTY OF ILLEGAL PEOPLE IN THE U.S. NOW DON'T NEED ANY MORE!!!!!!! LET THEM SPEAK THE ENGLISH , WE HAVE TO , GET THEM OFF OF FOOD STAMP'S . LET THEM PAY TAXES ALSO. GO BACK WHERE THEY BELONG .
Andy Rooney said it like it is: If you come to this country to live or work be prepared to adapt yourselves to OUR laws, OUR language which is ENGLISH, and OUR way of life!!! Those of us fortunate enough to be born here have GROWN UP learning what is right and wrong in OUR country and to honor it and what it stands for. HOW DARE WE have to spend tax dollars to EDUCATE people who cannot speak our language just so they can take a job from some needy person in this country. Some say the jobs are out there if a person just looked hard enough! Well, where??? Why is unemployment so high? IT IS NOT because we, as good citizens, think we shouldn't have to do menial work at low pay. It's because people in big corporations and companies go across the border and ship in thousands of immigrants so they will not have to pay even minimum wage. They come here and multiply by the hundreds and draw off of our nation's resources and WE ARE SUPPOSED TO EDUCATE THEIR CHILDREN because they refuse to give up their Latino way of life and adapt to ours. GO HOME AND GET OUT OF OUR COUNTRY.!! Learn to do for yourselves as we have had to do to build this country to what it is today!!! Get off our land and if you are here, SPEAK OUR LANGUAGE AND OBEY OUR LAWS, RESPECT OUR PEOPLE, AND ABOVE ALL, SALUTE OUR FLAG!!!!!!!!
Right on. I am with you on this situation.
Jan 13 I think the Pres needs to help our own people that need jobs.To help the poor and elderly that needs help,and work on the health insurance so the American people can receive med. attention.Its a shame that a country like America lets it own people suffer and help immigrants that come in and take away from the people that have worked their whole lives and paid taxes.I think we should help others but charity begins at home.
I am apalled that a posting of this nature would be made over a website that speaks of God and His love, mercy, etc. Quite obviously the initiator of this exchange is totally uneducated and so closed minded that the realities of life are totally inconceivable. I am not a George Bush supporter and I am not naive about the bad decision making of our government. HOWEVER, I also understand that they do the best they can on most occasions. I have not walked in their shoes so I must be careful with my critique. Do we generalize for the crimes of a few?Illegal Aliens and the American People can get along. Maybe all men should be castrated for the crimes they commit against women and children. And, oh, my gosh. Has this country not ever mistreated others? I say to those of you so self-righteously uneducated. This is not a web-site for you. Your forum has, in my opinion, blemished a site that so many of us looked forward to because it reminded us what GOD is all about. Your ignorance would allow you make such generalized statements about immigrants, illegal or otherwise taking away jobs and adding to the American debt. Refreshing your memory as to your life-style -- Do you travel? Do you eat out? Who cleans your motel/hotel/time-share, cruise-ship. Who prepares the food you eat when you're out and washes the dishes and mops the floor and cleans the toilets? What is their salary? What benefits do they have? How often are they exploited by employers who know they are illegal and pay them less than minimum wage, if at all, and always maintain the threat of turning them in if they don't work the 12 hour days, 7 days a week, without benefits? And, how about those illegals working with bad social security numbers? Are they paying in to social security? (If they have a social security number they are paying social security. AND, who is collecting the monthly social security check??) Who picks the fruit and vegetables and slaughters the animals so that you might eat? I'M SORRY -- AGAIN, WHAT IS THEIR SALARY? And, by the way, how many of them have benefits? Oh, and, how many bedrooms, bathrooms, tvs, vcrs, phones and autos do you own ? And, how many people live in your house? What would happen if these immigrants, illegal or otherwise took 3-5 days off from work? How happy would you be then? We are a very spoiled nation. Ignorant comments that have caused this exchange confirm this. God has richly blessed us and we have not had the sense to appreciate those blessings and most definitely do not have the love to share those blessings. As a result, we are reaping what we have sown. It is our responsibility to care for one-another, PERIOD. The next time an illegal immigrant makes your life more comfortable, remember your thoughts on this subject. I challenge you to accept a dirty hotel room or better yet, request one that has been cleaned by a U.S. citizen. GOOD LUCK! /S/ Judy Garcia Navarro - Pueblo, Colorado By the way, I am a proud American whose American ancestry goes back to before Columbus discovered America. And, I thank God for all who are in MY country, including all of you, ignorant or otherwise.
I think if the government would stop worrying about how to cut cost in every way possible, and start taxing immigrants. Instead of giving them a free ride from taxes, the United States would not be in the hole we are in right now. EITHER TAX THEM OR SEND THEM HOME.....EITHER WAY
It must be done legally and equally. Cubans who make it ashore are given the right to stay, Mexicans are not nor anyone else. The borders should be closed except through legal entry by all. Employers who hire illegals should be subjected to VERY TOUGH penalties not a slap on the wrist.
You are all a bunch of hypocrites. Americans deserve all the crap that is coming our way because we continually support a broken political system that allows pandering to every sort of special interest group. All of you who want to close our borders should crawl back under the rock from which you came, and take your handguns with you.
I think they should make them pay tax take in Mexico as part of the U.S. or make them go back.I have lost two jobs in the last four years.
Unfortunately, we don't have statesmen anymore. In our seat of governments we have politicians that are politicizing our country. This includes the President of this country. Any and all of them will do anything to garner votes, even if it helps to destroy this country.
Couldn't add anything better than what has already been said. If they want to come, let them learn "the" language, pay their fair share of taxes, be taxed on purchases, etc. In other words, if they want to come to America, then they need to "become" Americans.
Couldn't add anything better than what has already been said. If they want to come, let them learn "the" language, pay their fair share of taxes, be taxed on purchases, etc. In other words, if they want to come to America, then they need to "become" Americans.
I am sure the immigrants, the illegal ones that is really think this the land of milk and honey and they do walk on the streets of gold; since we pay SS and The IRS taxes that let them stay here and take jobs from those who are feeding them and paying their hospital and doctors costs. We also send their kids to school with our school taxes. Many of us do not even have kids in school. No wonder schools in Texas don't have don't have enough money to give proper raises to our teachers. We give it all away to those who are not paying their fair share. lp
I would like to see the homeless taken care of before we take care of illegals. Some of the homeless are there because they don't have jobs anymore. I also want to have the same health benefits and retirment plan that our senators and congress people have. Let them try to live on social security and medicare. C.W. California
It seems to me that everyone is assuming that it is just Mexicans coming in here illegally. What about the Asians and other Europian and Arab nation immigrants..they come in here and we educate them and they overstay their visa or student visa etc. and fade away in among us!! I came here in 1962 and raise three children by myself, I joined and served the US Army for three years, I then went to college at night and worked at the VA in the daytime. I never took any government aid, unemployment, nothing! I did it on my own and I am SO proud of my US Citizenship. You had to be able to read and write ENGLISH!! WHAT IS GEORGE BUSH THINKING???????????? They don't have any incentive to register here let alone incentive to go back where they came from???????
There are a lot of people agreeing with the statements provided here, and feel strongly on controlling imigration, not stopping it. The funds expended on illegal aliens has or is becoming atronomical. My point is, we are all voters, and if we can't get satisfaction with our congressmen and sentors to bring about change, then vote them out...and keep on voting that way until they listen....Southern California.
I live in NJ and the amount of immigrants here is unbelievable. Immediately they are given jobs, food stamps, transportation cards, apartments or homes,etc. Many times the local poor people (like me) are unable to find jobs or be on food stamps or unable to find nice living placees. Lots of these people prefer to use their own languages rather than learn English. I feel if they don't want to learn English, then send them back home. I have been a Republician all my life as my parents in Texas were, and am not voting Rep. much lately. First recognition than legalizing same (Nice word for gay ) sex unions and marriages. My pay (supporting a family of 3) went from about 30,000 down to 14,000 since 1992. I retired making 30,00 and when my husaband lost our family business and was unable to work I went back to work only being able to get $7.00 - 8.00 an hour. The job I have now has a lot of immigrants (probably some of them illegals) and I am told that the business has too many employees to be able to afford to give raises. D Bates --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Great News! CNN/Gallup Polls showed 65% of American oppose illegal immigration into this nation. I urge everyone to read this Poll on HumanEventsOnline.com, posted today. As far as President Bush’s plan 55% oppose it. What is surprising about the study is that Democrats oppose illegal immigration by 65%. The Democrat party’s platform in 2000 advocated and supported “Open Borders”, but their voters do not. Another great sign is that Independents oppose illegal aliens by 59%. I was disappointed that only 41% of Republicans opposed illegal aliens into our country. My wife and I have been Republicans since Ronald Reagan, but we are going to abstain from this 2004 vote. Hopefully, if Senator John Kerry wins the election, he will pay attention to this 65% of Democrats that want our borders closed and secured, and want our government to round-up these illegal aliens and deport them back to their country of origins (Asia, Europe, Middle East or south and north of our borders). And along with all that, they want the government to go after the businesses that violated our current immigration laws and hired them. Stephen, Colorado Springs, CO.
Hi. I received info on Stop Amnesty for Illegal Aliens where you can write to your Senators and Congressman. With your permission, I would like to send it you. J.P.
HI, I AGREE, WE ARE SWAMPED WITH PEOPLE WANTING A HAND OUT, MY GR GR GRANDPARENTS CAME HERE FROM ENGLAND, NOT WITH THERE HAND OUT, BUT WITH THERE SLEEVES ROLLED UP TO WORK, I AM TIRED OF PAYING FOR OTHER FREE LUNCHES. LET THERE OWN COUNTRY PUT THEM TO WORK. AND MAKE THE EMPLOYERS PAY THE MIN. WAGE PUT EVERY AMERICAN TO WORK FIRST BEFORE HIRING THESE OTHERS. A CITIZEN AND TAXPAYER
One mistake the Republican Party is making is that they are assuming Howard Dean will win the Democratic Nomination to their party. As a former Conservative Democrat who voted for Jimmy Carter in 1976, then became a Republican in 1980 when Ronald Reagan ran for the Presidential office, that thinking is dead wrong. Senator John F. Kerry is the center of their party and that is where the majority of the Democratic voters will flow. Watch Iowa! Then watch New Hampshire! When Senator Kerry, a Vietnam Veteran Hero, runs against President Bush, those in the Republican Party who are disillusion with Bush and his proposal of legalizing illegal immigrants in this country, will feel O.K. with John F. Kerry, and will sit at home on November 2, 2004. Thus, letting George Bush "blow in the wind" as far as his bid for re-election. Stephen, Colorado Springs, CO.
I PERSONALLY BELIEVE IT IS A SIN FOR OUR GOVERNMENT, PRESIDENT AND ALL, TO ALLOW AND ENCOURAGE ANYTHING ILLEGAL!!! THOSE OF USE WHO LIVE HERE, AND TRULY LOVE AMERICA, CONTINUALLY RESPECT AND OBEY OUR LAWS. DOESN'T IT BORDER ON INSANITY TO ALLOW ANY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TO REMAIN IN OUR UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?
WELL I WENT AND READ A BUNCH OF THE COMENTS THAT WEE POSTED ALREADY AND MAN THE MAIN THING I SEEN WAS THE SAME OLD LINE OF WEL THERE LETING THEM COME HERE AND THEY TAKE ALL THE JOBS AND STUFF AND GET ALL THAT FREE MED AND STUFF. AND US AMERICANS THAT HAVE BEEN HERE AND LIKE OUT BUDDY THAT FOUGHT IN THE 2 WARS SAID. I ASLO DID 6 YEARS DOR MUY COUNTRY. ITS WHAT AMAEICANS DO. I THEINK IF THEY WANT TO COME HERE THEN THEY SOULD MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF ALL AMERICANS.AND THE LESSER OF THEM ALL IS TO LEARN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. BE DRAFTED OR USED AS WE ARE . THERES NOT TO MUCH YA CAN DO SEEING THAT OUR LEADERS ARE HELPING PROMOTE THIS ATRAUSITY, SO YA CAN DO WHAT I AND MTYY FAMILY DOSE. IT WONT TURN IT AROUND IN A WEEK BUT WILL HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON BIG BUSSNESS SOON ENOUGH. DONT FREQUENT WHERE THEY USE ILLEGLES. DONT SHOP , AND DONT BUY THE PRODUCTS THAT ARE MADE BY THEM. LETS SEND A MESSAGE TO CORPORATE AMERICA, THAT WERE DAMN TIRED AND WONT CONTINUE TO PUT UP WITH THIS REASONING. WE ELECTED THESE MEN TO DO OUR BIDDING AND THERE NOT DOING THE JOB.REMEMBER WHO WENT WITH THIS IDEA AND OUST THEM AT NEXT ELECTION. I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE DONT BOTHER TO VOTE AND WILL SIT BACK AND COMPLAIN ON HOW THINGS ARE RUN.A NO VOTE IS A YES VOTE FORTHE ONE YA DONT WANT IN THERE. SORRY I WIL GET OFF MY SOAP BOX NOW. IF 911 DIDNT TEACH US ANYTHING ELSE IT SHOULD HAVE TAUGHT US THAT WE NEED TO STAND TOGATHER FOR OUR RIGHTS.BOYGOT ILLEGALE IMAGRENT EMPLOYEER'S OT WONT GO AWAY OVER NIGHT , IT DIDNT HAPPEN OVER NIGHT, IT HAPPENED BECAUSE NOT ENOUGH AMERICANS ARE WILLING TO GET BEHIND THE ISSUES. YES OUR FOREFATHERS CAME FROM ALL ACROSS THE GLOBE TO MAKE AMAERICA WAHT IT IS. THEY GOT JOBS ,THEY PAID TAXES AND BUILT THIS COUNTRY. SOME EVAN GAVE THEIR LIVES.YOUR MOTTO SHOULD BE: YOU WANT WHAT I GOT,,, THEN DO WHAT I DID TO GET IT OR GO HOME
ONE IMPORTANT FACT THAT WAS LEFT OUT OF THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT COMMENTARY WAS THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE PERFOMING JOBS THAT MOST AMERICANS DO NOT WANT! SUCH AS: DISHWASHERS, HOUSEKEEPERS, FRUIT PICKERS,ETC. WORKING AS A SERVER IN THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS FOR 30 YEARS, I HAVE KNOWN MANY ILLEGALS DOING VERY HARD AND MENIAL JOBS. I HAVE NEVER SEEN 1 AMERICAN APPLY FOR THESE JOBS, AND HAVE NEVER KNOWN ANY IMMIGRANT, LEGAL OR ILLEGAL ON WELFARE! I DO BELIEVE THAT WE NEED TO DO MORE TO PROTECT OUR BORDERS FROM TERRORISTS,BUT WHEN PEOPLE USE THE ISSUE OF "IMMIGRANTS TAKING AMERICAN JOBS" I AM SORRY, BUT THAT IS JUST NOT TRUE! CHERYL IN WEST VIRGINIA
I agree with everything the writer said, but what can we do about it? George Bush is giving our country away. Let us pray that he doesn't win this election. That would only give him another year to screw up everything and there's no telling what he can do in a year, much less 5 more years if he wins the election. Oh! Lord save us from this man.
I am against illegal imigration and I think it should be stopped. We have plenty of unimployed people right here in the USA that need the jobs given to the illegals.
It isn't only illegal immigrants causing us problems....A recent article tells about a circut court ordering the Georgia prison system to serve kosher food to the inmates that require it... We all know that certain RELIGIOUS groups prefer such food, NOW where is the separation of church & state ? I often feel like asking those who are conversing in their native language... WHAT COUNTRY ARE YOU IN? Only GOD can help us now, as He ever has.
Yes, the majority of Americans came to this great country as immigrants, and came in through the legal doors.Why do others have to come in the back door and be welcomed with opens arms with all of the amenities as those that are legal? Is it to garner more votes?
I would like the Illegals Stopped as of now. We have enough and can get along without them.
The insanity increases.What to do?
My complain tis this.The huddled masses we are to embrace,have become us,natural citizens.This big irratational hoopla the President has proposed is nothing but a vote getter.What really tweaks me is the attitude of these aliens.The majority are sullen and rude.When I go into most store,I think I have made a wrong turn and wound up in Mexico or India.It looks like in these countries no one ever taught them it is ill mannered to speak another language whenin the midst of english.speaking people.Learn the language or better yet go back where they speak your native tongue.Let an American go to their country and try for welfare.I don't think so.My ancestors came here hundreds of years and built this country,We are in essence a baby country and yet are expected to suppport the world.Why is it that so many countrie,soome established thousands of years ago are in such desperate straits?Those people in the middle east have been fighting each other for thousands of years.We don't have to go to their aid and leave the blood of American soldiers on their stinking soil.They will be fighting when all is said and done.Guard our borders,stop all of this immigration.I am an American disabled citizen and am allotted $428.00 a month to live on.This while the aliens collect food stamps,housing subsidys,assistance with utilities,free day care,wic and parade to every church and other places such as Salvation Army.I am a Christian but Did not God say to be a good steward?I think we are headed in the wrong direction and will only meet with disaster.Goodbye Mr W Bush
I am a Vietnam-Era Veteran, and I see Senator John F. Kerry, a Vietnam Veteran Hero himself, as the only candidate on the democratic side to really challenge President Bush on the issues of National Defense and Homeland Security. If he wins the Democratic nomination, I hope many of you will email his office in Congress along with his website www.johnkerry.com and press the point that illegal aliens coming across our borders (whether that is through our ocean ports or our north and south land crossings) is a disastrous thought to leave open for many to illegally cross into our country. Hopefully, Senator John Kerry will make a strong case for closing down and securing our borders as he makes his Homeland Security arguments during the presidential campaign. My wife and I are conservation Republicans and voted for George Bush in 2000, but he has lost our votes for November 2004 because of his proposal to legalizing law-breakers in our country and for trying to justify it to his own constituents. Stephen, Colorado Springs, CO.
My grandparents came here from Italy, Ireland and Germany (before WWII) and were proud to be here and gave into this country...Today's immigrants take and don't give back or put into this country. They drain our Social Security system when they have never contributed and therefore where are we the CITIZENS of America when we reach 65 or is it 70 now...they seem to not want us to have our own money back because it isn't there for us at the right age of 65. That is why we are told to start private retirement funds....ALL IMMIGRATION WHETHER ILLEGAL OR LEGAL NEEDS TO BE STOP! at least for the next 20+yrs until our country gets stable in all areas for its OWN CITIZENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My children and grandchildren don't have a chance here anymore for their futures because it is given to foriegners! WAKE UP AMERICA before it is too too late.
I HAVE SAID FOR YEARS WE MUST CLOSE OUR BORDERS. WE CAN'T TAKE CARE OF OUR COUNTRY, MUCH LESS EVERYBODY ELSES. IF YOU CAN'T SPEAK ENGLISH - LEARN! OR RETURN TO YOUR COUNTRY - DO NOT TRY TO FORCE AMERICANS TO SPEAK YOUR LANGUAGE - YOU CAME HERE - WE DID NOT INVADE YOUR COUNTRY. ANYONE OUT THERE WHO THINKS THE DEMOCRATS WILL CURE ALL OF OUR PROBLEMS, THINK AGAIN - AND - THINK REALLY HARD ABOUT THAT!!!
It always amazes me. Our Social Secureity System, Medicare, Promised Vet programs, education system and all the programs to help citizens are underfunded and looks like are going to get worse. We found money for congress to get a raise and to fund pork barrel projects and to finance illegal aliens who will load down the first mentioned under funded programs plus state funded Medicaid, unemployment checks, welfare and school systems.The illegal aliens will get the jobs here and the countrys they came from will get the rest of the work. Look around, you cannot buy an American made auto. They don't exist. Steel production is at it's bottom. Us fat Americans are going to get very thin. By the way, a large part of their pay will be sent back home to finance more to come to the Land of Milk & Honey.
I am a supporter of Pres. Bush, yet I disagree with him on this.........Let the folks who are on welfare - for years - do the "menial" jobs that the average American doesn't want to do....EARN my tax dollars, instead of sitting around collecting them.
Eat Bush!! Peace & Love to all!! L.M.S.
It is amazing that in this day and age the President of the United states and all the other cronies in congress can turn their heads and look the other way while the good ole USA is sinking from the influx of illegal ailens. How dumb of me, I forgot, it is all about the pres and everyone else being bought off with big corporate money and political paybacks. Well, God Bless this great country and F_ _ _ the politians from the top man on down. We still do have freedom of speech don't we? We shall survive dispite Washington.
California Money Problems: With all the illegals in California, no wonder there is a faultering economy. These illegals do not pay taxes, work under the table, the employers do not claim them, pay taxes on them and they over work all the public systems. Let's close the borders, and give law enforcement the man power and tools they need to put everyone of these border-brothers and sisters back where they belong, south of the border. If they want to work cheap, then work in Mexico where they belong and leave the USA to the english speaking. If you break the law, you sure do not get a pat on the back from the spineless leader of this county.
I also commend President Bush. This nation was started on Christian values and our ancestors came over to this nation and were never called illigel aliens. I don't agree with everything having to be in spanish as well as english, but that started long before Bush. You can't just blame him no one else stopped aliens coming over. Blame the employer for hiring these people for lower wages, if they weren't so cheep it wouldn't be a problem with them taking our jobs. Blame McDonalds, Wendy, and others who hire all these people that don't speak good english and you can't even understand them when you order. Blame the telephone companies and other business when you call and you can't understand the person on the other end. If these companies insisted the employees spoke good english, then we wouldn't have to pay all these million of dollars to set up everything in spanish. So we need to put the blame where blame is due! Our president has done a wonderful job, our economy is up and there are more jobs. So for me I will vote again for President Bush. And there is no telling where we would be now if we had some one else in office!
Stop President George Bush’s proposal for illegal immigrants! My wife and I have been long-standing Republicans since 1980, but this fiasco that the President has drummed up to court Hispanic votes has convinced us to abstain from voting for him this November 2, 2004. We are now looking toward supporting Senator John F. Kerry if he receives the Democratic nomination. We like his Immigration Reform vision of “Reclaiming Jobs For American Workers” and the legislation the democrats will introduce under a John F. Kerry administration. 1) Elimination of all H1-B and L-1 visas to foreign workers, giving back 1.5 million high-tech jobs to American workers. 2) Limiting all legal immigration into America. 3) Review all work visas to foreign immigrants for jobs that should be giving strictly to American workers. 4) Investigate companies and corporations that hire illegal aliens to exploit cheap labor cost and prosecute those who have violate current labor laws. 5) Appropriate $15 billion more to Homeland Security department to close-down and secure our borders (east and west ocean ports along with our north and south land crossings). 6) Review all free-trade agreements to determine whether there is reasonable and equitable standards being used in the manufacturing of products (such as a minimum labor wage for all their workers, and require international OSHA and EPA principles). These suggestions would reclaim about 8 million jobs according to statistics available from PublicCitizens.Org. Having a Bachelor’s in Business from Portland State University, I agree that the democrats have the answers for “Reclaiming Jobs”, since job creation in America is not going to happen. Stephen, Colorado Springs, CO.
I think it's way past the time our Goverment should ship ALL ILLEGAL ALIENS back to their own countries. Let the goverment, in their own country, take care of their own. and our Goverment take care us, After all we worked and pay into Sosial Security, hoping for a better retirerment. Now we get a C.O.L.raise every year, then they turn around and raise the Medicare so much that you need the raise to pay the medicare.
THIS IS A WONDERFUL MESSAGE YOU HAVE JUST GIVEN WHY IS THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION JUST CAN'T SEEM TO CARE ABOUT THE PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY. ALL THE PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON HAVE GOOD HEALTH CARE FOR THEMSELVES AND WE HAVE TO PAY FOR IT AND THEY DON'T SEEM TO CARE WHAT KIND THE REAL PEOPLE HAVE. BUSH'S ADMINSTRATION HAVE PLENTY MONEY SO THEY DON'T CARE WHAT KIND OF A MESS THE AVERAGE PEOPLE ARE IN ALL THEY CARE ABOUT IS RELECTION AND LEAVE THIS WORLD IN A MESS FOR OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN.THEY ARE NOT DOING A THING TO HELP US GET JOBS AT ALL AND APPROVE IN TRAINING FORIEGNER TO TAKE OUR JOBS AND SENDING THEM OVERSEAS. THANK YOU
My husband works with illegal immigrants and they work over here, send money home and in a few years will become one of the wealthiest people in their homeland!!! And they're doing it all for free. We provide them with welfare, medicaid, tanf, and they own just about everything in the United States of America. Soon to become LATIN AMERICA II. Come on Mr. Bush and Congress....Protect our land and our well being. Quit worrying about getting other countries on their feet. Help us to stand tall and proud.
For all Republicans and Independents voters out there go to www.tennesseansfortancredo.com and find out how to send a protest vote against President George Bush’s proposal for legalizing illegal immigrants during the presidential primaries. We can write-in Congressman Tom Tancredo for our presidential candidate choice. If there is enough votes, it will send President Bush a message that the general election on November 2, 2004 will be harder to win re-election since this protest vote will indicate the percentage of votes he will lose against the Democratic nominate. Stephen, Colorado Springs, CO.
In regards to my earlier posting on illegal immigrants I just want to clarify that my stand is still the same----illegals aren't taking away jobs from Americans. Americans don't want the jobs. We DO NOT have illegals on our farm, we DO pay taxes and so do our employees but because they don't live here, are not citizens but rather legal immigrants, they will not benefit from the paid-in taxes. There are many businesses who could use more help, agriculture and other types, but we can't find workers who are willing to WORK. We DO pay minimum (and above) and also benefits and we treat our employees as we would want to be treated but again, it is not easy to find AMERICANS willing to work---ESPECIALLY in agriculture because it is hard work and long hours. I take offense that you compare me to drug dealers and worse. But GOD is my judge and jury and only HE really matters in the end. And HE knows who is living the Christian way of life and everyone should stop and really think from that perspective before continuing with this whole scenario. Farmer in Colorado
I believe every American has the duty to gather enough information to make informed decisions on the issues of importance AND go to the polls to vote their conscience. (That's why I'm a non-partisan voter.) Regarding Bush's courting of illegal immigration, as most people recognize, it's a political move--both to "improve" relations with Mexico and to court the Hispanic vote. And it's the wrong move for two reasons: 1. Mexico offers the US nothing of REAL value to most Americans. Yes, there are those great vacation spots south of the border, and yes there's the inexpensive ceramics and leather goods. And yes, there's that cheap labor taken advantage of by American business--corporations, farmers and small businesses, many of which insist that "Americans don't want to work." Believe you me, if they're hungry enough they'll work. (Hello! That's why the illegals are here!!) If the borders were closed and American workers were the ONLY labor resource, employers would raise wages in order to get workers. It's basic supply and demand economics folks--the American way of business. CLOSE THE BORDERS and see this work. 2. Here in California when a person registers to vote, it is illegal to verify his/her citizenship. This is per the Los Angeles County Registrar's Office. The Registrar bases a person's right to vote on posessing a California Drivers License or ID Card, many of which are obtained fraudulently for a few dollars on the street. In Los Angeles, our hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants now influence the outcome of local and regional elections--all in violation of federal voting laws. The American citizens are being denied the right to control the destinies of our cities, counties and states by citizens of other countries! CLOSE THE BORDERS and stop handing US rights out to non-US citizens!
I have a son who was a trainie, a week before he could get his insurance he became very sick. They took him to a very big hospital in Ohio. but he now has a pre-exiting illness so he can't get insurance now. He has been in 5 FIVE majior hospitals and 3 small close to home hospitals, for not less than 10 days at a time, in the length of about 4 years. Do you know how much his hospital bills are??? They all want their money now. He finely had to guit work. Now he lives with his mother. SO I THINK THE GOVERMENT NEEDS TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR PEOPLE. HE NEEDS SOME HELP. A LOVING MOTHER
This is in response to Farmer in Colorado. No one here is saying that it is bad to have Legel Immigrants working for you. We are concerned about the illegal immigrants that come in to this country the wrong way. It sounds as if the people working for you are trying to do things right. But that does not change the fact that there are a lot of people entering into this country illigally.