May 30, 2006

Legal and Illegal

Are there still some immigrants out there that don't quite understand the difference between LEGAL and ILLEGAL?

If so, please check the actual meanings

Legal immigrants are lawful permanent residents of the United States.

Illegal immigration describes the long term shift of populations across national borders without complying with the legal requirements.

I am guessing that if you are NOT LAWFUL as an immigrant, then you are ILLEGAL. So, if I were to go across the border and NOT abide by the laws of the country I am in, I would be an illegal immigrant.
With that said, we have laws in place that name people crossing our borders illegally as criminals. Once a criminal you have little rights. Correct? Ok, so now we have people in the counrty illegally, hiding from the border patrol and INS and all of a sudden THEY want full right? Hmmmm......

If you are illegal try this or GO HOME. Or you can read this site for more information.

And why is that when immigrants come to the US, all they talk about is how good the country is they just came from, BUT they would never live there? I think we all have that feeling about where we live. "It's a great place to raise a family", but we want to be as far away as possible. Anyways, that is all.