^o^ ahaahahaaahaahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa! i'm sorry... that was funny...Originally Posted by Shodokan
anywho, people should have basic rights, that's obvious, the rift is how much rights they should have... personally, i think that if you're serious about living in the US, you should become a citizen, but if you just want to work and then later move back to your homeland, than just apply for a worker visa (one of the things i agreed with Bush on)
I'm black (and white), and to be compared to Mexicans is kind of offensive (I'm not hatin' on Mexicans, in fact I love 'em). But, blacks were brought here not because they wanted to be here but because they had no choice in the matter.
Blacks were persecuted for centuries!! We had to earn civil rights. Now, I'm not saying that illegal mexicans are bad people, and I never said that no human should have basic rights. But you still have to do things the right way if you want to have the benefits you so badly desire.
Basic rights? You mean like the basic rights George Washington and the rest of the colonial terrorist said Britain didn't give them so they rebelled?
If you love Mexicans as much as you said. You need to realize 90 percent of Mexicans are descended from illegal ancestors. Alberto Gonzales the Attorney General is descended from illegal ancestors and it's not like I just said only one of a few who are.
Do things the right way? Let me tell you the story of one illegal immigrant. He came here illegally. He worked illegally at McDonald's too. He was one of those Mexican's when you ordered a hamburger he had no idea what you were saying. Now he speaks perfect English with just an accent and works as a computer programmer.
Here's an idea: Go around and ask a bunch of random people--regardless of thier ethnic background--and ask the same question that started this thread. I can guarantee you that you will hear just about the same answer from almost each person. The same answer that has been posted by almost everyone who's participated in this thread. It's not just me that thinks that this country has immigration rules for a reason.
And leave the white folk alone, man! Them takin' slaves and all that crap has been over for a long time. Almost 400 years or some crap like that. The only thing that I don't like about this country is the person who runs it. Everything else is all gravy. So if you're gonna use my thread to bash on white people, I suggest you go find yourself a nice racist fourm somewhere, kiddo.
Also, this whole thing about taxes: paying taxes is not an excuse for asking for citizenship. You work here, you pay income tax. That's the tax to work in America, not to live in America. If they want to become citizen's that badly go through the system. It's there for a reason.
You can't just come here and think that you can be a citizen just by working. And if separating families is the only issue of why people think illegals should have rights, well--I'm sorry--that's just too bad. With every action there is a reaction. With every misdeed there is a consequence.