Originally Posted by theimp98
hmm, Canada is in some ways much more liberal. I just saw a news story how many illegals are now passing though the US to get to canada.
with the vaule of there money up,and much more liberal imigration more and more the illegals are heading north of the US.
the short time i was in Vancouver they had a couple of cargo containers, loaded up with chinese(some of whom had died)
Illegals, or immigrants?
The quality of life is much higher in the U.S. than in other countries. (We use 5 times more energy than the world average!)
In another post, you wrote that people come here and don't want to be a part of society, or assimilate. They just want money. (What do you even mean by assimilation? You didn't say.)
Anyhow, I think it would be more correct to say they want a better quality of life... and who can blame them? I would do what I could do give my family a better life. In my opinion, illegal immigration is not a crime of the same caliber as rape or murder. The laws say it is illegal, but does this make it immoral? I think not. In the words of Thoreau, "It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right."
Now, you wrote in another post about criminals. As far as I'm concerned, the people whom you might label criminals simply for crossing a border are not, and I will not address that issue here.However
, the actions that some immigrants take in order to obtain work are both immoral and illegal. (Such as use of a false social security number.) However, current immigration policy does not address these issues, and it should. Ignoring problems doesn't make them go away.
BTW, all criminals, whether or not they are illegal immigrants, are sucking up tax dollars. Personally, I think they should be put to work to earn their keep... but that's a post for another thread!