me: Freaking illegal immegrants! There are hundreds of people in AZ right now protesting a bill that they say will “discriminate agains illegal immegrants.”
me: They’re illegal and shouldn’t be here in the first place.
me: what gives them the right to expect the same rights as an american citizen or someone who is here legally?!?
me: Freakin go back to Mexico!
me: Illegal assholes living off our tax dollars.
me: ok, I think it’s all out.
her: Everyone who originally came to the US was an immigrant.
me: but not illegally
me: they’re protesting against discrimination against illegal immigrants
her: Well, there wasn’t a government already set up with laws to violate. [just natives to kill]
me: they aren’t even here legally
her: I think I’m the wrong person to argue with about this.
me: Freakin go back to Mexico!
her: I don’t want to discuss this.
me: “[just natives to kill]” so what, do you hate americans and that we’re here. I have no control over what people did in the past. that’s like saying I should repay black people for being slaves. I have no control over that.
her: (away message that is a link to the conversation above on her blog) An example of nativism.
her: What I’m saying is that people should be able to come to the US and enjoy what we take for granted.
me: not illegally
me: legally, yes, sure fine.
her: I dont’ think there should be such strict laws.
me: then everyone would come here
me: there would be more crime because there wouldn’t be enough jobs…as there aren’t now.
her: Probably not.
her: There are plenty of jobs. Just jobs that people don’t want.
me: you know how many people would come here from mexico rather than get stuck in the border towns?!?
her: just as there are plenty of people who don’t want to work.
her: Do you know how many people come here every day to work and go back home at night?
me: what does that matter? they aren’t living here illegally and they could probably move here if they are working here…unless they are working here illegally.
her: And if you were stuck in situations like that, and had teh chance to come to the US, even if it was through illegal methods, you’d do it.
me: i don’t think I would
her: It does matter. Some people are happy there, but need money.
me: yeah, ok, whatever
This all started because of something I saw on CNN. I am irritated by her response and her indifference and the fact that there are people who think it’s ok for ILLEGAL immigrants to come here and work. Yes, they work jobs that people don’t want, but am I the only one catching that word ILLEGAL?? I am very thankful and lucky, both, that I was born in the US, but because I was born here I have certain rights that cannot be taken away from me. I’m sorry, but if you are living in another country, want to have my rights, and sneak in the country to get them, you are here illegally and my government should not protect your rights that you do not have because you are not an American citizen. As for people who want to protect the illegal immigrants…go get some pride in your country. Maybe you can get it while you’re getting an education and quit being ignorant.