Sunday, April 16, 2006

Entrar Ilegalmente

Yes, I know TOMARROW is spelled wrong. :0

Entrar Ilegalmente- The art of entering the United States ILLEGALLY. (to enter illegally)

MI AMIGOS!! ¡Vámonos! (My Friends!! Lets go!)

¿Cómo se dice "Border Patrol" en español? (How do you say "Border Patrol" in spanish?)

Here is what Theodore Roosevelt had to say on immigrants so many years ago:

"In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

I don't want to sound harsh but, are we stupid? These comments were made in 1907 and we find ourselves in 2006, debating the same issue. That's ninety-nine years folks. Teddy was right. All you have to do is enter legally and there is no issue. There will be No Discriminating against a legal American. Your not going to get any bacon if you can't catch the pig. Assume, by going through the procedures of naturalization in the U.S. you are catching the pig. Once you've got the pig, you can eat your bacon, and have your freedom. The rights natural born citizens receive are envied by many, but they are not out of reach.

Let's take a page out of Ben's Guide to U.S. Government (For Kids)

Becoming a U.S. Citizen
When a person from a foreign country wants to become a US citizen, this process is called naturalization. The person has to do three things:

1. Fill out an application form. The form asks questions about the person’s background.
The person also has a set of fingerprints taken.

2. Take a citizenship test. The exam tests the person’s knowledge of U.S. government and history.

3. Appear before a judge in court. The judge listens to the person’s reasons for wanting to become a U.S. citizen, and then decides if the person will be allowed to become a citizen.


Sure, it will take time, but with that time comes FREEDOM. Legal freedom. Is it that hard? Please tell me what I don't understand.

To close, I leave you with some friendly images from the recent protests.

Also a reminder to not forget
May 1st. ;) (Yes, thats a joke)

I can only chuckle at the 3rd bullet below:

"Universal National Healthcare"

Here is an AP article to tie into all this:

--NOGALES, Mexico - At a shelter overflowing with migrants airing their blistered feet, Francisco Ramírez nursed muscles sore from trekking through the Arizona desert -- a trip that failed when his wife did not have the strength to go on.

He said the couple would rest for a few days, then try again, a plan echoed by dozens reclining on rickety bunk beds and carpets tossed on the floor after risking violent bandits and the harsh desert in unsuccessful attempts to get into the United States.

The shelter's manager, Francisco Loureiro, said he had not seen such a rush of migrants since 1986, when the United States allowed 2.6 million illegal residents to get U.S. citizenship.

This time, the draw is a bill before the U.S. Senate that could legalize some of the 11 million people now illegally in the United States while tightening border security. Senators failed to agree on a compromise version of the bill before adjourning for Easter break, but are expected to take it up again later this month.

Migrants are hurrying to cross over in time to qualify for a possible guest-worker program -- and before the journey becomes even harder. ''Every time there is talk in the north of legalizing migrants, people get their hopes up, but they don't realize how hard it will be to cross,'' Loureiro said.

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