Marwyn Benemerito
Marwyn Benemerito

Immigration has been on the limelight lately..here's my 2 cents about it....The immigration issue is a complex thing. America has been seen for a long time as the promised land..and despite whatever the politicians and media says..it continues to be the land of opportunity..The reality is, America is not getting crowded despite what the media tells you..we remain to have the least number of people per square mile and less percentage of immigrants than lets say England or France. Even with...

Immigration has been on the limelight lately..here's my 2 cents about it....The immigration issue is a complex thing. America has been seen for a long time as the promised land..and despite whatever the politicians and media says..it continues to be the land of opportunity..The reality is, America is not getting crowded despite what the media tells you..we remain to have the least number of people per square mile and less percentage of immigrants than lets say England or France. Even with these numbers, we still send back home an average of a million immigrants a year! Most illegal immigrants have the same drive as legals do: THE DRIVE TO HAVE A BETTER LIFE FOR THEMSELVES & THEIR FAMILIES. Most of them do jobs that are low paying, too physical, too uncomfortable, too dirty, and too unsatisfying for even some of us "legals" to admit. And I don't think that sending them all home will create employment opportunities for people who were born here anyway. Its just going to leave a lot of houses unfinished, fruits unpicked, food uncooked, dishes unwashed, beds unmade, office buildings uncleaned, and farms unharvested. So if they get a free pass to stay, why would we be envious?, Why would we be jealous? Why would we be disheartened? We think that we did it the hard way and yet we probably would not trade places the way they got in..even if it meant getting a free pass later. THE CONVERSATION IS REALLY ABOUT FAIRNESS! So, let us share what would be fair to each one of us affected and create a better immigration law. I think that for us that are already here, our job is to make this country an even better place...this way we can open it up more for the world's weary, tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to breathe free, and wretched refuse. God Bless these United States of America!

Ranil Abeysekera
Ranil Abeysekera
  • Marwyn Benemerito

you said it very well - this is a case for justice and fairness.

Lea Emery
Lea Emery
  • Marwyn Benemerito

Marwyn Benemerito.. You said it all, God bless you and the United States of America.

Kathy Singer
Kathy Singer

We have a multitude of talented, hard-working people who will be the future of the United States. We cannot afford to lose them as an important part of both our workforce and a source of creative solutions to the problems we face as a nation. We need to solve this issue in a humane, productive and cooperative way.

Define American
Define American
  • Kathy Singer

You're correct Kathy! Thank you for being a great ally and for leading with your values. We encourage you to share this cause and video - the more people we reach with messages like yours, the better!

Robin Conkel-hAnnan
Robin Conkel-hAnnan
  • Kathy Singer

We have millions of citizens who need jobs..

Peggy Drummond
Peggy Drummond

I have a friend. She is not being deported but she is so poor that she has no access to the internet. She has a phone sometimes, a roof over her head and food on her table. She is still a member of Toastmasters. She can be so much more than she is right now. Her heart longs to be here for her 18 year old American born child. The husband she had did not care to make her legal or support her when the child was in school. I wish I could help her.

Define American
Define American
  • Peggy Drummond

Thank you for sharing your friend's story Peggy. You are making a difference by participating here. It's important for more people to realize how integrated undocumented Americans are in communities across the country and to note how interconnected all of our lives are. Your friend and her child should not live in fear of separation, no child and parent should have to deal with that. The more people we can reach with that message and value, the better we will be as society. Best wishes.

Jim Eckland
Jim Eckland
  • Peggy Drummond

Peggy, You can !! Send here a monthly check!!

Brian Cady
Brian Cady

USA, as a nation, has been 'open for business'; it's time for USA to be 'open for all', to go beyond free trade toward freedom for all people to join our democracy if they want to, to live here, to join us in struggling to live well, justly and to live sustainably in this part of earth.

Define American
Define American
  • Brian Cady

Thanks Brian! We know people everywhere can identify with what it means to have to move and migrate for opportunity and for a better life. And since we are in this together, the first step is to understand one another and the values that bring us together in community. Help us reach more people and share the video. Thank you!

Robin Conkel-hAnnan
Robin Conkel-hAnnan
  • Brian Cady

We are in crisis now because our citizens cannot all take care of themselves.. Allowing everyone to come would tax our resources to the breaking point, possibly taking to a national meltdown.. I am not anti immigration, I'm pro United States.. Everyone in the 'New World' is American.. What we are really talking about is The United States of America..

Jim Eckland
Jim Eckland
  • Brian Cady

Robin, Well said. The O'Bama administration has posted a welcome sign to all to come here and collect. We arte all struggling and ...can't even pay for education and we're expected to support millions more who will be added to the Welfare roles??

Sarah Scott Oswald
Sarah Scott Oswald
  • Brian Cady

IM ALL FOR PEOPLE BETTER THIER LIFE BUT THEY NEED TO DO IT THE LEGAL WAY JUST LIKE ALL THE REST OF US LEGAL AMERICANS DID! NOT ILLEGALLY LIKE THEY DID!
THEY SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN AMNESTY FOR DOING SOMETHING ILLEGAL! THEY SHOULD GO THROUGH THE CHANNELS THAT EVERYONE ELSE HAD TO TO BECOME A LEGAL AMERICAN! WE SHOULD NOT REWARD THEM FOR STEALING THIER WAY INTO OUR COUNTRY!!!! GO BACK AND COME HERE LEGALLY!

Bob Franzen
Bob Franzen
  • Brian Cady

i have one proposition,open the border with out Passports like they have it Europa. than every body is happy no more debates and all paying taxis.

Patricia Benfield
Patricia Benfield
  • Brian Cady

Some how I dont see that workimg

Muhddin Mugne Hagi Mascat

Human Beings are brothers, sisters "children of damo & Eva" we;ve to love each other and we've to be free to move whenever we feel to do that "from difficult situation to the better life" and let we hope for Better World.

Steinar Andersen
Steinar Andersen

I am honestly wondering who is funding "Define American". This is a pulpit site for Jose to pontificate his opinion that he gets to break the rules and our laws. Hey Jose, why not meet us at http://www.dcmarchforjobs.com/#/ on Monday and tell us Americans to our face that we are anti-immigrant and are against immigration. I firmly believe you don't have the stones (while hiding behind your media protection of
obfuscation).

Emily Leathers
Emily Leathers

I just ran across this video called 'Deport Hate': http://www.upworthy.com/if-you-watch-this-video-you-probably-wont-need-to-turn-on-fox-news-for-a-few-months. It does a nice job of pulling together some of the most ridiculous anti-immigration arguments in a way that highlights how non-sensical and bigoted they are.

Roger Sturdevant Sr.
Roger Sturdevant Sr.

People that are Immigrant in the US are people to and they should be treated with the same Respect that Native Americans are. And gave them all the help they need to become a American to.To me being Desrespectful to any one is Racise.

Angela Pacheco
Angela Pacheco

Because everybody deserves a chance .. there is good and bad in every race... but they only target the Latinos.. which is wrong.... They come to make a good life for themselves.. why do people judge them... I'm a Latina, Im behind them 100%..

Kathy Brem
Kathy Brem

It's NOT important to me--send em back where they came from!

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