Saturday, April 01, 2006

"Immigrants Are Not Criminals"

Like the French, we too have cause for demonstration. All over California this week students have been protesting House Bill 4437, a proposal which would make it a crime to be in the United States illegally or to offer aid to illegal immigrants.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Honora Jane said...

If all illegal immigrants stoppped working for one week....our State would come to a screaching halt. Who so we honestly think picks our food,makes our clothes, cleans our homes and hotels?
There is no shame in harm work and wanting to better ones self. As long as people are kept in fear of being deported, employeers will continue to take advantage of illegal workers. Shame on us for not helping our neighbors better their lives!

Sat Apr 01, 07:25:00 PM PST  
Blogger Eric said...

Welcome to the family of city daily photo bloggers Felicia.

I see there is something in common between France and the US at the moment... (Even if it is for different reasons).

Congrats on your new blog.

Sat Apr 01, 08:18:00 PM PST  
Blogger Felicia said...

Yes, Honora Jane - I know why strawberries are only 99 cents a basket!

Thanks Eric! I am so excited about this and am happy to be a part of this big family of daily photo bloggers.

Mon Apr 03, 09:50:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Sabrina said...

Many of us seem to forget that our nation was created by immigrants. If we searched our lineage most of us would find at least one person who immigrated and settled here a long time ago. America prides itself on being a nation that welcomes people from all over the world, but it seems to me that there is some discrepancy in the policies and enforcement of policies as they relate to people of different nations based on whatever state and government persons decide is advantageous to them. After September 11th our nation's confidence, or I should say arrogance, was shattered and we learned that our open door policy or current border security had some flaws. I do think it is important to change policies if the end result is to protect the people that are living here, but I do have a problem when policies are put into place that might discriminate (whether this is overtly done or not) against people from different nations. I think that as long as legislators remember that everyone should be treated equally regardless of their race, gender, ethnicity, or where they are from (sounds familiar, isn't there something like this in our Constitution?) then they should be able to come up with legislation that ensures our safety and ensures the civil liberties of current citizens and those who are immigrating here to find an opportunity for a better life.

Wed Apr 05, 03:03:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Oomph! said...

Thanks for posting this blog girl...wake up peeps! SD needs to have a dose of reality...

Fri Apr 07, 09:08:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Brent McD. said...

if a person breaks immigration law then they are a criminal, irregardless of race or national origin or employment status. why is that so difficult to understand?

Fri Apr 18, 01:53:00 PM PDT  

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