‘We Are Americans…Just Not Legally’

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    ‘We Are Americans…Just Not Legally’

    Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who famously came out last year as an undocumented immigrant living in America, wrote the cover story arguing that despite his legal status, he too is a legitimate American citizen.
    Vargas argues that the American immigration system is deeply broken, as it prevents legitimate people who self-identify as “many who identify as American, from residing in the country legally. The other men and women featured on the front cover with Vargas have also publicly admitted to their illegal immigration status.

    New TIME Magazine Cover Story On Illegal Immigrants: ‘We Are Americans…Just Not Legally’ | Mediaite
     
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    Good thing the drunk driving laws apply to illegals too...
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    Mom given bill to clean street after son killed by illegal immigrant driving drunk
    June 25, 2012 – A grieving mother told a South Carolina court she was slapped with several bills, including one to clean the street after her son was killed by a drunken driver last year.
     
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    He argued that people in his home country of the Philippines wait several decades for the proper visas to come to the United States, indicating that the system is broken and harms those who want to come to America for legitimate reasons.

    Umm, so because you are too impatient you should go to the head of the line?

    My parents took in an Hungarian couple who fled Hungary when the communists took over. This was when we lived in England. My father was career Air Force. My mother, an American citizen and they couldn't get our Hungarian friends into this country legally. They did manage to get them into Canada legally, where they lived out their lives, now some idiot thinks he's got a right to stay because his parents lied, and cheated to get him here illegally? Why should he have more rights than our friends?

    It took my brother more than a year and thousands of dollars to get his wife here from Thailand, this after he served in the Vietnam war. She had to go through a back ground check and a medical check. They found a bullet lodged in her body, apparently someone shot her before she was 6 years old. Her mother wouldn't talk about it, she never did find out where the bullet came from but they almost didn't let her in because of it. And people think these greedy, selfish, lazy people should be able to stay just because they broke our laws to get here? It's a slap in the face to every legal immigrant in this nation, not to mention the millions who've been denied entry to this country.

    If our government were concerned with our laws, and our citizens, every one of those illegals on the cover of Time would be shipped home immediately.
     
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