Perhaps you remember Jose Antonio Vargas, he's the journalist, writer who admitted that he's in the country illegally a year ago.
This past weekend he was on Lou Dobbs talking about his Time Magazine article that talks about illegal immigrants and immigration issues. I found it interesting that Vargas has a blind adoration and loyalty towards Obama, even though Obama had complete and utter control the first two years of his term and failed to do anything in regards to immigration. Throwing a bone yet again to a voting segment without any real intention to provide a long term solution.
Towards the end of the time, Vargas says he'd like to meet half way to come up with a immigration solution... and that's really what I wanted to talk about in this article. I found the wording interesting..... and frustrating because what I want to know is, why? Why should the United States meet illegal immigrants halfway? (Which, by the way, he has issues with the word illegal and would prefer that we sugar coat it and say undocumented.) It may not seem fair, but illegal immigrants have no claim towards the country, so why should the U.S. feel obligated to meet anywhere in the middle? I don't understand the logic of someone who comes into the country and feels like they have some sort of claim or right to the land or the resources. I keep thinking how if I were to go to another country, I would expect to learn the language, I would expect to learn the customs and I would expect to do it legally- and if I couldn't, I wouldn't go.
My opinion isn't popular, and yes, I realize that these are real people, wives, husbands, kids, brothers, sisters. I get that there are grey areas where perhaps the child was born here, but the parents were not. I agree that we should be compassionate and understanding- but let's call a spade a spade- if you're here illegally you're in the wrong. And more than that- the United States has no obligation to change the law so that you can be here more comfortably.