The American Dream
Been thinking today a lot about the people who have come into the USA illegally and the things that I hear people say in this country. Now I am not one who is trying to condone those who have come here illegally, but I do wonder if there is a pathway that can give those who were brought here as small children a pathway to citizenship.
Now most of the focus is upon those who come from the Latin American countries. And in my opinion what is going to happen is that if the lower entrance is secured, it will suddenly be felt that their really isn't a problem. In other words, if folks are coming from Canada or Europe, no problem. Heck, I think that they will suddenly find a way to be able to give this folks citizenship.
Most of the people that I have meet who have said that they are here illegally have not come any of the Latin American countries, but from Europe. I know that it is because of the way that they look that people don't think of them being here illegally, but I find it interesting to hear those who were born here in the USA who are not of direct European ancestry who tell of being told how they here illegally and need to go back to there country.
I have been wondering what would be a good way to give citizenship to those who can prove that they were brought here has children, then an idea hit me. Now this would be for those who were brought here prior to December 31, 2010.
Growing up I used to here about the French Foreign Legion. It was one of the things that some of us as kids talked about joining while the war in Vietnam was going on. We really didn't want to go to Vietnam, nor to Canada, but the French Foreign Legion was the place to go.
Maybe it is time for the USA to have it's own Foreign Legion? Think about it. They do 4 years in it, and they get USA citizenship. One thing that I would do also is to send them first into the combats that we would be in. I know, I know, that may not seem like the right thing to do, but it would really get them to prove that they really deserve to get full citizenship.
As I was thinking about it, I suddenly began to wonder if we already have people who are here illegally serving in our military? These men and women are already out there fighting for our freedoms, so don't they deserve full citizenship? How many of the people that have died in the current fighting in the different countries that were have been in over the last 10 years have been here illegally? Are there people who died and saved the life of one or more troopers deserving to have it be said that they were USA Citizens?
Then I began to wonder. What if you found out that your child was married to someone who was here illegally, and they had children? Your grandchildren. The parent is a wonderful person who has treated your child and grandchildren in a way that is super honorable. Would you call the authorities and have the parent deported? Now if you don't call them aren't you committing a crime yourself?
Why is this country only focused on people from one area and not ALL illegals? Will the government promise that it will not stop until ALL illegals are gone?
So what you do you think are ways to have those who were brought here as children can gain citizenship? Should those who are serving in out military have it granted to them?