Someone asked me if I thought we should bend over and forget our laws and our culture and just allow the people marching from Central America to come in, and if I thought they came to assimilate and work, or to be supported by us. This person also said that we should not feel responsible for the mistakes they have made and they should leave us alone and fix things in their own land.
Here is my response:
In the first place, they would not need help if we left them alone to begin with. It is our intervention in their affairs that have created this situation. Historical ignorance is bliss to nationalists, they do not have to see what they do to other nations in the name of economic privilege.
Second, they are not breaking the law. They are following it. These people are marching to seek asylum, as our laws allow. They are not breaking the law, but following it. When they are here, they ask for asylum and we should, under our own laws, process them and reject those who are deemed dangerous or undeserving.
Third, yes, they will come here and assimilate into our laws. They will contribute and add the richness of their culture just like every other wave of immigrants have done since the beginning of this nation.
Lastly, I don’t know any Central American who wants to be supported. And I know thousands of them. It is part of their culture to be hard workers.
So, I suggest you follow your own laws, pay attention to your own cultural roots, and welcome those who seek a chance to contribute in this vast land of their ancestors (they are, for the most part, natives after all). Do not bend your laws or culture. Embrace and be true to them.
I saw a video of criminals from the Border Patrol destroying water supply and other humanitarian assistance left along desert trails, to assist those crossing the desert and give them a little chance of surviving. Thousands of men, women, and children die each year attempting this passage. These officers are seen smiling, proud of their destruction, hoping some people will die of thirst or sun stroke. This is inhumane, cruel, and has no other intent than to kill.
I can almost hear the hatred expressing itself with the usual, “they are just doing their job”, “they need to deter illegals”, and “they are not doing anything wrong because the illegals are criminals breaking the law”…
Such apologist statements for the cruel abuse against human beings does not stand to the light of reason, because:
1- This is not part of their job, and BP has asked the public to report these officers putting people in danger. Their job is to apprehend and assist people in danger, not to put them in mortal danger.
2- Destroying the efforts of No More Death is not a deterrent. Immigrants will continue to cross knowing there is danger of death. And no, knowing they can die does not justify depriving them of water.
3- Being in this country without papers is not a criminal offense. It is a violation of the law. What’s the difference? The same difference between a crime like larceny and a traffic violation. One is a criminal offense, the other just a violation. In the case of undocumented immigrants, the violation is punishable by deportation at worst. It’s never treated as a crime, because it has never been a criminal violation.