From time to time, economic, political, and cultural events require that nations temporarily halt immigration. These halts often apply for relatively short periods. These halts allow time for governments and individuals to consider the best way to protect domestic populations and immigrants.
After situations have been analyzed and appropriate procedures implemented, often those immigrants who desire to work and live productively in a new nation are free to apply for legal entry.
Do you understand the need for this type of temporary immigration halt?
What is your best description of how you feel about being a citizen of the United States of America?
— I am very, very fortunate.
— I am fortunate.
— I would rather be a citizen of another country.
— I am not & would never become a citizen of the USA.
— I am not a citizen of the USA.
English has been the natural national language the United States of America was founded. English is the language that successful immigrants chose to learn quickly so they might communicate effectively with other Americans. English is the language that provided communication between people so effectively that they were able to cooperate and build and become prosperous and free in United States of America.
Millions of people have died over the centuries defending the US of A. Millions of people have died attempting to emigrate to the US of A.
Today millions of legal & illegal immigrants are fighting to stay in the US of A. Why would they not want to speak English?
Please consider all that apply:
— They do not want to join Americans who work hard to build a better America.
— They only want to work menial jobs for low wages.
— They do not care about helping their kids succeed.
— They do not want to be citizens of the USA.
— They intend to go back to their homelands.
When I speak English, I am speaking:
— An enhanced version of the language used by Shakespeare, Bacon, Edgar Allen Poe, Jonathan Swift, Samuel Johnson, Dorothy Parker, Mark Twain & thousands of other literary masters.
— The language used by George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, & thousands of other successful statesmen.
— The language used by Einstein, Tesla, Edison, Bell, Henry Ford & thousands of other successful inventors.
— The language used by philosophers, inventors, scientists, historians, literary greats, statesmen, & NASA explorers.
— The language of computer hardware & software developers, architects & users.
— I don’t care.
Please consider the elements of immigration law that you believe should be required of immigrants.
— Prior work skill.
— Education above the 5th grade.
— Morally clean & disease free.
— No criminal record. (Those seeking political asylum are allowed some exemptions.)
— No reform is needed. Immigrants — even illegal immigrants — should be allowed to roam free across the USA.
— I haven’t thought about it & I still have no ideas.
People who emigrate to the United States from any nation may have any or all of the following reasons.
— Improving their work opportunities
— Improving their families’ opportunities
— Learning job skills.
— Earning while working on honest jobs
— Working to become a productive citizen of the United States
Make sure you understand the situation.
If you cross the North Korean border illegally, you get 12 years at hard labor.
Ii you cross the Iranian border illegally, you are detained indefinitely.
If you cross the Afghan border illegally, you get shot… or decapitated.
If you cross the Saudi Arabian border illegally, you will be permanently jailed.
If you cross the Chinese border illegally, you may never be heard from again.
If you cross the Venezuelan border illegally, you will be branded a spy and your fate will be sealed.
If you cross the Cuban border illegally, you will be thrown into political prison to rot.
If you cross the US border illegally and enter the USA, you get:
1 – A job;
2 – A driver’s license;
3 – A Social Security account that will start accruing benefits for you;
4 – Welfare;
5 – Food stamps;
6 – Credit cards;
7 – Subsidized rent or a loan to buy a house;
8 – Free education;
9 – Free health care;
10 – A lobbyist in Washington;
11 – Billions of dollars worth of public documents printed in your language;
12 – The right to carry your country’s flag while you protest that you don’t get enough respect and benefits.
Arizona, May, 2010
Protestors demand repeal of the law requiring immigrants to be legal — not illegal. Protestors call Arizona’s law racist.
Do you have a thought about their actions as you can see below?
US immigration laws, regulations, and procedures were devised and evolved over two centuries. American’s perspective was to make immigration reasonably easy and accept new citizens. It was believed that immigrants would bring skills, learn about the US, work hard, and become productive, honest Americans.
What do you think about this?
On many jobs people need to communicate and interact with their coworkers in order to be productive and do their jobs well.
Should being able to speak English be a requirement for getting hired to work in those workplaces?