Thursday, July 8, 2010

Aloha Friday - Are Borders Important?

An Island Life is hosting Aloha Friday. I thought it would be fun to participate. All you have to do is answer the question I ask by leaving a comment. Then click over to An Island Life and link up to Aloha Friday with your own question!

My Question:

The latest poll shows that 64% of Americans back AZ immigration law. Where do you stand? (Pretend you live in a state that is on the border.) You can read the actual law here.

My Answer:

Well, since I live in a state that is on the border... To me, this is simple. This is not a discrimination act upon people. This is protecting our country. There is a proper way to come into this country, and obtain citizenship.

Do you lock your front door at night? Why? Because you want to protect your family. Why not just leave your windows and doors open? Sounds crazy? Is it any more crazy then to NOT protect our Nation's borders?

The way I feel.. if you want the "American Dream", then please come to this country.. but come through the front door, not through the window.

So I am part of the 64% that supports protecting our borders! :)

Not So Perfect -


Gale said...

I live in Texas, and used to live in California, and here's where I stand (not having read the bill...thanks for posting the link, might go back and read it, and my answer might change).

My friend, who is a college graduate, married an American over 10 years ago, has had 5 children with that American, and most of that 10 years worked in low income rough neighborhood public school teaching math to junior highers, JUST got his citizenship. It too 11 YEARS! Seriously, if it takes someone like that THAT long...well, what chance does a poor person from Mexico have?

So, my problem is not with the Arizona law, but with the immigration system.

I do hope some mercy will be given to those who were brought here as children and are now undocumented adults. I think it's unfair and cruel to deport people who have been here since they were little and haven't known anything else. It was their parents who committed the crime, not them, and they should be given amnesty (not their parents - and only adult children who have grown up here since young children should go home with their parents if they are deported).

And I don't think the whole economy would crumble if we let more Mexican citizens come here on work visas.

Tatum said...

Wow this is a hard question. i was reading Forbes the other day & they had " For & Against" Articles on the subject. So I can't really say I have any type of opinion. I see both sides & i live in Ohio.

sues2u2 said...

Hmmm, this isn't actually too hard of a question for me. I live in Az 3.5 miles from the US/Mexico border. I've had illegals walking down my street in broad daylight & I've given water to them even as I was dialing border patrol. Does that answer you're question?

And yes, I DO lock my windows & doors & Hubby's even gone so far as to take car parts off of our vehicles parked outside.

Tethered Mommy said...

I don't live in a border state but I agree 100% with you. That's my Republican speaking. LOL

I am Harriet said...

All I know is that at one time my ancestors had to come to the US for their reasons and I am grateful that they did.
Gale above has some valid points.

Have a great Friday!

~ Noelle said...

I think they should become LEGAL the right way...
but at the same time, I understand why they come over...
as fas as taking away "jobs" if they are willing to work...
I hate saying "they" but I think it gets my point across~
Happy weekend to you~

Jennifer @ Giveaways and More! said...

I agree with you that there needs to be rules regarding immigration and those that are crossing the border illegally need to be sent back. I lived in AZ for two years and hope to move back someday. I support their right to enforce immigration.

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

I think it is tough when those people come from very poor countries. BUT immigration laws have to be strict for everybody. It keeps the country safe.People need to work hard in their countries to get it out of poverty. Otherwise they just bring poverty here.
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