I was reading something earlier today that somebody wrote about the inscription on the Statue of Liberty. This inscription says:
"Give us your tired, your poor, your hungry, your huddled masses yearning to be free."
However, it does not say sneak through our borders and occupy our country illegally. Immigration is good but there is a process that a person should go through in order to come to our country legally.
America is a great country and I can understand why so many people want to come here. But this country has laws. And those laws should be followed. And if someone breaks those laws, they should pay the consequences.'
This slogan that was imprinted on the Statue of Liberty was not meant to apply to criminals. That is what illegal immigrants are. They are criminals. You can say that they are hard working people all you want. But a criminal is a criminal.
That inscription was meant to apply to those that are willing to follow the process that we have had set in place for decades that require a person follow the proper steps to live and work in this country.
I really just don't understand why so many people, from the President of the United States all the way down to the private citizen, can't seem to grasp the concept of the word "illegal." They seem to think that it is okay to break the law just because you have the right intentions.
I think that if you feel that the immigration policies in this country are too restrictive (which I don't) then you should spend more time calling and writing your legislators to convince them that they should change the laws rather than talking about how we should show compassion to millions of criminals.