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Old 10-19-2007, 03:47 PM
 
Location: The world, where will fate take me this time?
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I'm curious on knowing what people would do in this situation.

I guess if you are an adult and decided to put yourself in this situation at least you were conscious of the consequneces of it, but what if you were an innocent child who was born in this situation, what would you do in both cases?

I decided to ask this question to other forum users because we can't deny the existance of this phenomenon, I personally don't support ilegal immigration because there are a lot of consequences with it, both for the immigrant, the citizens of the country he decided to immigrate and the immigrant's family, but i'm unsure on the way this problem should be solved specially because this is an issue that creates divisions between people, however there is something in which everyone who has sticked to this forum agrees, we are all concerned about this phenomenon and want something done about it, some for economic reasons, some because their lifes have been profoundly affected by it and some because they are sympathetic with immigrants and believe deportation or criminalization is not the solution and a more humane approach should be taken, and there must be a lot of other reasons for sure that will continue being talked here, that's why I thought it would be interesting to know the answers of people with different views toward illegal immigration on these 2 questions.

So what would you do if you were in the shoes of an illegal immigrant?
and what would you do if you were an illegal immigrants son?

Respect!

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Old 10-19-2007, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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I'm not sure I understand your question, but if my parents were being sent to Mexico, and I was a minor, I would choose to go with them.
 
Old 10-19-2007, 04:12 PM
 
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Sorry I must haven't been very clear then, my questions were the following.

what would you do if you were in an illegal immigrant shoes?

what would you do if you were in the shoes of a son of illegal immigrants?

I guess you answered my second question already
 
Old 10-19-2007, 04:16 PM
 
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I would continue to work and live in the US until I was caught and forced to leave.
 
Old 10-19-2007, 04:21 PM
 
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Sorry I must haven't been very clear then, my questions were the following.

what would you do if you were in an illegal immigrant shoes?

what would you do if you were in the shoes of a son of illegal immigrants?

I guess you answered my second question already
I'd make excuses for why we should stay. And if they had to be deported, I'd go with them. Or if I were legal, I'd send them money, and try to get them over here the LEGAL way.
 
Old 10-19-2007, 06:33 PM
 
Location: NM
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I can't picture myself in either situation, becausse I would never inter another country illegally.
 
Old 10-19-2007, 06:35 PM
 
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If I were a Mexican illegal, for example, I'd go home and fight so we citizens can reclaim our country. I don't think I'd be alone. There are undoubtedly others who would be willing to stand and fight for the future of Mexico right along side me. Not everyone takes the easy way out.



Respect other countries laws!
 
Old 10-19-2007, 06:47 PM
 
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If I were living in a poor country, and had a chance to enter a rich one, I suppose I'd go for it and take a chance. If I knew it was illegal, I'd probably take the chance anyway, rationalizing that my needs were more important than some theoretical immigration law that I could SEE wasn't being taken seriously by anyone.
I'd probably stay as long as I could, KEEPING MY MOUTH SHUT and TRYING TO KEEP A LOW PROFILE and to NOT DRAW ATTENTION TO MYSELF and to NOT ANNOY THE LOCALS, as I continued to work, save my money, and hope things got better for me in the future, while remembering that, despite my hardships, things here were a HELL OF A LOT BETTER THAN THEY WERE BACK HOME.
If I were the minor child of an illegal, I'd have to accompany them if they got deported.
 
Old 10-19-2007, 06:59 PM
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That's is the most distrubing thing about the illegals. If they were people of integrity, they would work on their own country instead of trying to steal their way into someone else's.

1. They are not law abiding.
2. They have nothing to lose, so they do anything they want to do.
3. They are sending money earned here out of our country.
4. They are a drain on our society because of medical, legal, some of them live in homes we pay for with taxes, they take jobs legal citizens could do--yes they do!
5. They are being protected by our elected officials who care more about them than they do about us.
6. They are not being asked to be responsible for themselves in many ways.

I could go on, but that's enough.

As a law abiding citizen and a person who respects the law, I would not be here illegally.
 
Old 10-19-2007, 07:08 PM
 
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Great post right above me by North Carolina Native.
Look, we all know WHY people come El Norte...they want a better life. Who, on an emotional level, can blame these people.

However, it is not 1612, or 1803 or 1911 anymore. The country has serious problems trying to supply CITIZENS with good jobs, fair and decent housing, paying for health care, and sorting out Homeland Security. (just a few of our problems).

We don't need anymore problems. We can't afford illegals milking off the system.
It's a matter of self preservation.

I'm sorry that so many illegals coming here are uneducated and unwanted in their own (corrupt) countries but we can't solve the world's problems when we have people starving and living on poverty's edge who are USA citizens.
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