I spent a whole lot of time writting out an answer to a question of yours that got removed. So I will cut and paste here because I put much thought in to it.
Wow, what an attitude.
My grandparents came here legally. The registered at Ellis Island. They came with nothing. They were laughted at because of their clothing and their language. My mother & siblings were snubbed by those from Noway.
But they worked hard. My grandpa was out of school because at the age of 8 he had to be hired out to work the neighbors farm. They all worked hard until they owned their own farm. Eventually owned a trucking company.
They all learned English. No one translated things for them.
They spoke their language at home until my mom was 5 years old. My grandmother was a one room school teacher that went village to village to teach.
By the way all my grandparents came from Sweden.
My opinion is that our country is the land of oppertunity.
But, I would like to point out the word "illegal"
Whats wrong with legally coming to the States? Is it ok for some things that are illegal are acceptable to be legal?
How do we explain this to our children? When is it ok to be illegal.
I am not saying we should ship everyone out that isn't legal, but we HAVE to make some changes. I think we need a well run Migrant worker program. For instance in California many workers come from Mexico. They are like Slaves......they work hard for little money. Where do they live? Our Emergency Rooms are full of them. Where else can they go?
We need to fix this! Have the migrant worker program set up so that there is clean housing, clinics, Transportation. Schools set up for the children. When the picking season is over they check out of the States and they are welcomed back the next season if they want to.
We need to STOP translating English in to many languages. Especially Spanish. I go to the store now and I have to LOOK for the english words on the products. My sister taught elementry school to children who spoke spanish. She said that is the worst thing to do. These kids never really enter the American world. They are not prepared for High School or College. Being so nice is really hurting those we cater to.
Our country is going broke financing education and businesses for illegal immigrents. Lets have a program where they sign up and they have the oppertunity to become LEGAL. If they don't comply, then they will be asked to leave.
Have you ever noticed that NO one sneeks in to the countries like China or Mongolia or an improvished African or South American country? Hmmmmmmmmmm I wonder why?
We can't go back, those of us who have been here for generations. We can't change history. If we were accountable for the past, then I would be punished for my ansestors raping and pilaging the coast of europe and south. Honest I had nothing to do with it.
Sure, it isn't Fair how the world is. For as long as humans have been on the planet humans have migrated. The difference now is that we are held accountable for other countries if we invade another country..........well.... that isn't totally true. If we starting shipping families and companies to Iraq and turning it in to a new State of the US, well that is stupid. War is stupid. But man kind just doesn't stop.
BTW Historicans are discovering that the American Indians traveled over the Bering Straight from Russia and Mongolia. They eventually settled in North America.
Thus, how far back do we go and make people accountable for their treck to other places for the sake of surrival?
With this logic- the American Indians need to be sent back across the Bering Straight and then each person in this country be sent back from where they came.....eventually the land would be free from all humans. Anthropologists believe that all life came from northern Africa- egypt- greece and spreading out from there. Shall we all go back to the beginning. OK.......so I have established that it is unreasonable to relocate all who have Immigrated from anywhere until we are all piled up in one place.
No one can deny that attrosities have happened all over the world that need righting. It just isn't possible.
The here and now is important. We have the power to have a fair and reasonable way to handle these issues .