There’s a popular Mexican food stand near where I work that has wonderful food. For a whole chicken, a grilled onion, 2 types of sauce, tortillas, a huge container of beans, and a huge container of rice, it will cost you $12.00, even. You can’t expect the “cashier” to count out change, and you if you want to get extra sauce, you need to make sure that you know the difference between “rojo” and “verde”.
This little trailer isn’t just popular with those who live in the ghetto area of town it’s located in; it’s frequented by judges, police officers, attorneys, and many other people who wouldn’t usually be caught dead buying food from a trailer that belongs to a family that are obviously illegal immigrants. But they do, and no one says anything about it, because they love this place enough to not do the “American” thing and turn this family in.
So why don’t we all just treat illegal immigration this way? We can put up a ridiculous wall and send those back that are caught crossing the border, but if they’re smart and stealthy enough to make it over, we should let them stay. They aren’t hurting us the way that everyone is portraying. They stay out of trouble because they don’t want to get deported; they take jobs that no one else wants (road work, deplorable factory work, which is something that needs to be changed, but that’s a whole different story, housekeeping, construction, etc.); and most are very family-oriented, moral people- more so than any real American. It really isn’t fair that these jobs don’t pay them enough, but a lot of these families are probably doing a lot better here than they were in Mexico. Republicans should love the fact that they’re here. Large corporations get cheap labor with no complaints. An illegal immigrant can’t sue a corporation, because they’ll be found out and deported. This is one condition that does need to be changed.
And if you really think about it, who are we to say illegal immigration is wrong? The first settlers slaughtered the real first Americans, Native Americans. They had the rights to this land, and our ancestors slaughtered them relentlessly and destroyed their way of life, so we could happily get on with ours. The way these immigrants are coming into the country isn’t bloody and despicable, and they don’t want to take our country away, they just want to be a part of it. We saw Native Americans as beasts to be slaughtered and disposed of; they see us as people who have the perfect lives. We should feel honored that they want to live here.
So if the government wants to do something, let them put up their puny wall and say that that’s enough. We don’t have to write a law. There should just be this unwritten rule: If they make it to the USA, turn your head and look away, because here they deserve to stay.