Let's look at the good side of illega...

Let's look at the good side of illegal immigration

There are 92 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Nov 16, 2007, titled Let's look at the good side of illegal immigration. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

In the last couple of years, there has been a big debate on whether we need to control immigration by taking drastic steps such as closing off the borders.

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Ana

Coimbra, Portugal

#47 Jan 15, 2008
Hi, I'm actually European and I'm preparing myself right now for a debate at school because I'm running for the European Commission. I think there is a good side in immigration,as it is in almost everything.

Immigrants come to do the things "natives" don't want to do, I mean, here in Europe the portuguese built the France after the 2nd World War because they immigrated, today in Portugal it is happening the same thing but with people from Russia and the old URSS countries.

In Europe one of the main problems is the low natality ratios. These very low number means hospitals, schools closing, but immigrants also mean more children and more people to keep all these facilities opened.

This is my opinion, I don't know if you agree with me, probably you won't because there is also a very negative side of immigration.

P.S.: I'm sorry for some kind of spelling or grammar mistakes, I'm only 15 and I'm not a native speaker.
alekas

Taylorsville, NC

#48 Jan 15, 2008
Ana wrote:
Hi, I'm actually European and I'm preparing myself right now for a debate at school because I'm running for the European Commission. I think there is a good side in immigration,as it is in almost everything.
Immigrants come to do the things "natives" don't want to do, I mean, here in Europe the portuguese built the France after the 2nd World War because they immigrated, today in Portugal it is happening the same thing but with people from Russia and the old URSS countries.
In Europe one of the main problems is the low natality ratios. These very low number means hospitals, schools closing, but immigrants also mean more children and more people to keep all these facilities opened.
This is my opinion, I don't know if you agree with me, probably you won't because there is also a very negative side of immigration.
P.S.: I'm sorry for some kind of spelling or grammar mistakes, I'm only 15 and I'm not a native speaker.
You are entitled to your opinion, but not to your own facts. There is a huge difference between immigration and ILLEGAL immigration. If we're going to have looks at "the good side of illegal immigration", then we'll end up with looking at "the good side" of breaking any other law.
Your point about illegals doing what natives won't is misguided - the natives won't do some jobs because of the below-minimum pay. Employers can get away with paying illegals whatever they want because who are the illegals going to complain to.
Interesting, too, that you bring up the point of the strain put on infrastructure by illegals. That's a cost paid by those here legally and a point that does not fit the 'good side' of anything.
Good luck with your debate.
mexican yeah

Mexico

#49 Dec 9, 2008
mexico rocks !!!!!

and what u only do for our country is come here and make parties and disasters when mexicans work for ur country so think twice on what you are saying
LawnMowingQueen

Asheville, NC

#50 Dec 9, 2008
I have no problem with immigrants who are legal
immigrants and are hardworking and law abiding.
I do have a problem with dangerous criminals
crossing our borders. We already have too many
dangerous criminals. Our government in some
aspects did not take adequate care of our
returning veterans from several wars. Some
Gulf War veterans were told their illness is
all in their heads. Why should an illegal
immigrant who may not be even paying "into the
system" get better health care than a lot of
our veterans. Illegal immigrants need to take
the responsibility to become legal,otherwise
it's not fair to everyone else.
motorcycle madman

Canton, NC

#51 Dec 9, 2008
mexican yeah wrote:
mexico rocks !!!!!
and what u only do for our country is come here and make parties and disasters when mexicans work for ur country so think twice on what you are saying
then why don't u stay there?
motorcycle madman

Canton, NC

#52 Dec 9, 2008
LawnMowingQueen wrote:
I have no problem with immigrants who are legal
immigrants and are hardworking and law abiding.
I do have a problem with dangerous criminals
crossing our borders. We already have too many
dangerous criminals. Our government in some
aspects did not take adequate care of our
returning veterans from several wars. Some
Gulf War veterans were told their illness is
all in their heads. Why should an illegal
immigrant who may not be even paying "into the
system" get better health care than a lot of
our veterans. Illegal immigrants need to take
the responsibility to become legal,otherwise
it's not fair to everyone else.
you hit the nail right on the head! if things keep going the way they are, U.S. citizens might have to take care of the problem ourselves. the gov sure won't do anything about it. after all it is OUR country.
Ghost Dog

Springfield, MO

#53 Dec 9, 2008
There's a "good side to Illegal"?? It's illegal, first and foremost. Heck, there's a good side to bank robbery, if you don't get caught.
USA yeah

Asheville, NC

#54 Dec 9, 2008
mexican yeah wrote:
mexico rocks !!!!!
and what u only do for our country is come here and make parties and disasters when mexicans work for ur country so think twice on what you are saying
Mexico is a cesspool with uneducated masses controlled by the corrupt Catholic church.
motorcycle madman

Canton, NC

#55 Dec 9, 2008
Ghost Dog wrote:
There's a "good side to Illegal"?? It's illegal, first and foremost. Heck, there's a good side to bank robbery, if you don't get caught.
good lordy, this is going to be the death of me,but......I agree with you! wow, you have no idea how hard that was.
mari

Oklahoma City, OK

#56 Dec 16, 2008
Ghost Dog wrote:
There's a "good side to Illegal"?? It's illegal, first and foremost. Heck, there's a good side to bank robbery, if you don't get caught.
Have you ever thought about all the people that first came to America? You know there was no definition of really being legal or illegal. Plus do you even know the reasons behind coming here? Do you know why they left their countries and their families? Why didn't they just stay there? Because they probably don't have as many opportunities. Why don't the do it the legal way? do you know how expensive it is? The legal system is corrupted is basicly just for the upper class.

Since: Aug 07

Greer, SC

#57 Dec 16, 2008
mari wrote:
<quoted text> do you know how expensive it is? The legal system is corrupted is basicly just for the upper class.
Do you know how expensive it is for us to support criminal migrants? About a half billion a year.

Since: Feb 07

Cullowhee

#58 Dec 16, 2008
mari wrote:
<quoted text>
Have you ever thought about all the people that first came to America? You know there was no definition of really being legal or illegal. Plus do you even know the reasons behind coming here? Do you know why they left their countries and their families? Why didn't they just stay there? Because they probably don't have as many opportunities. Why don't the do it the legal way? do you know how expensive it is? The legal system is corrupted is basicly just for the upper class.
Bullchit. Most come here illegally because it is easier. If they have money to send home they have money to hire an attorney and go through the legal process to get a green card. There are far too many Americans without jobs right now for anyone to be working illegals, regardless of where they come from.
A-ron

Boulder, CO

#59 Mar 18, 2009
They helped are nation they made it so we should alow them 2 be in it
Stephen Jackson

Oak Harbor, WA

#60 Dec 18, 2009
I dont get this
Stephen Jackson

Oak Harbor, WA

#61 Dec 18, 2009
what is the point of this
harrrleeyy

Lincoln, NE

#62 Apr 7, 2010
MsLyn wrote:
<quoted text>
Bullchit. Most come here illegally because it is easier. If they have money to send home they have money to hire an attorney and go through the legal process to get a green card. There are far too many Americans without jobs right now for anyone to be working illegals, regardless of where they come from.
wouldn't you take the easy way out! they come here for an easy life, if you were tuck in mexico and youd rather come to america even in our hard economic times, for an easier life, you know you would dont even deny it!
Jazz Band Mate

Miami, FL

#63 Apr 29, 2010
Americans have conquered the world with their vices (cigarettes, movies, industrial do-nothing-goods, porn, chemicals, war propaganda, junk food, etc.) This chaotic system where corruption reigns and brothers compete to survival. The American dream is everywhere when you look around from the corner of streets, in any city around the world. Here's a simple example: to sue a tobacco company you must be American, but cigarettes are sold world wide.
The American dream (read again) is for Americans only, but it's sublime to all. It's a myth.

Since: Feb 10

Asheville, NC

#64 Apr 29, 2010
antilib wrote:
Another idiotic lib.........There is also a good economic side to murder, theft, and drug use. Think of all the otherwise unemployed insurance agents, doctors and security personnel. Get the Illegals out NOW! T
Let them take their corrupt culture back to whence it came.
How many illegals would a liberal like to take in? These libturds sit and whine and wring their hands yet are not inconvenienced by this. Typical libturds trying to decide what's best for OTHER people...and with OTHER people's money of curse.:)
Eric Rudolph

Jacksonville, NC

#65 Apr 30, 2010
William P Miller wrote:
<quoted text>
How many illegals would a liberal like to take in? These libturds sit and whine and wring their hands yet are not inconvenienced by this. Typical libturds trying to decide what's best for OTHER people...and with OTHER people's money of curse.:)
Miller is mein Fuhrer. Soon he will be with me again.

Since: Feb 10

Asheville, NC

#66 Apr 30, 2010
Libturds are selling our country down the river for the sake of hoping they'll get more liberal socialist democrat voters out of legalizing illegal aliens. One thing you can always count on. Liberal socialist democrats are almost always on the side of doing harm to our country and being traitorous anti-patriots.

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