Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Si se puede...

This chant was heard at many immigration rallies across the nation yesterday. There were protest in more than 140 cities across 39 different states, all in favor of giving the 11-12 million undocumented immigrations a chance to live the American Dream. The protestors want to send a clear message that immigrants are fed up and tired, and that they too work hard to have a chance to live in this country. The question that this CNN article deals with, is do these undocumented immigrants deserve the right to become legal although they have broken the law by coming to America illegally? The article ends with with a brief overview of some options that Congress has been looking at to deal with the hot topic of immigration.

2 comments:

Danielle Strauch said...

Today in another class I heard someone mention the protests. Whether in Washington or in nearby Harrisburg, this topic is becoming very important across the nation. I do think that temporary visas should be given to those immigrants who want to come here to work. I think that the statement of one immigrant does sum their standpoint up: they are here to make America better, not to take it over. They are here to make it better by providing the workforce that Americans themselves will not supply by choice. They are here to make it better to make Americans more tolerant and educated about diversity. Immigrants can make America better, but Americans have to treat them like humans. As for illegally entering the United States, I do not think that action should be considered a felony, but there has to be better operations or systems to regulate border activity (other than building a wall on Mexican beaches).

Meg L said...

I agree with Danielle. I think the article Robyn posted was good and it highlighted the igorance and predjudice that lawmakers have towards immigrants. The fact that there were such large numbers at the protests shows how large both the immigrant community and supporters of it are, and also how important the issue is. At least Bush acknowledged that.