United States of Hypocrisy

with Greg Tyzzer

Real Illegal Immigrants

with 2 comments


Many Americans share the opinion that Mexican immigrants who have entered our country illegally need to be sent back to Mexico. This belief is so racially charged that it’s not funny. Many Mexican-Americans (legal citizens, legal immigrants, etc.) face discrimination simply for being of Mexican descent. What so many people don’t realize is that the Mexicans aren’t the first immigrants to enter this country illegally.

The first illegal immigrants came over from England on a boat called the Mayflower. They stole from the natives, tricked them into a pseudo-friendship, and killed many of them. These immigrants thought that they would leave England because their beliefs weren’t tolerated; just as they did not tolerate the beliefs of the Native Americans. These same immigrants then made laws making it illegal to enter the country without being granted special permission. Hypocrisy! 

I believe that instead of sending the Mexicans and other cultures that are living and working in our country illegally back to where they came from, we need to reach out to these people. They are obviously dissatisfied with the way things are in their home countries. Why don’t we do the American thing and offer them citizenship?

Leave a comment below telling me your opinion.

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  1. I’d actually agree, at least with the general idea. I’m not sure I’d endorse blanket amnesty as the best way to go about it, but I think turning illegal immigrants into citizens is better than maintaining the status quo or deporting them, both morally and practically. (However, I do think people in line to become citizens legally deserve to be processed first, lest we punish them for waiting and filing paperwork like we told them to!)

    Joel

    March 9, 2011 at 1:06 am

    • Thanks for the comment. I know general amnesty isn’t necessarily the best option, but it is realistically the only fair thing to do. Instead of immediately deporting someone because they are in the country illegally, they should be given the option to become a citizen. I also agree that those already waiting to become citizens should be processed first. This country is about fairness; and that is something that our government and even our society has yet to embrace.

      Greg

      March 9, 2011 at 1:12 am


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