Friday, December 23, 2005

Why Should We Care?

Mexico is up in arms over a proposed wall , which would be built in sections along the U.S. and Mexican border... Why should Americans care what the corrupt Mexican government has to say about the wall? They are the ones talking about the re-conquista...not us.


At 12/23/2005 11:48:00 AM, Blogger Lucy Jones said...

Why is it so hard for mexicans tho come here legally? I'm asking seriously. I have no idea of what it really takes to come here.

At 12/23/2005 12:46:00 PM, Blogger Hirons said...

I did some work with DHS a year or so ago, specifically the CIS division (immigration). On cube wall up there I saw this huge poster of a flowchart. The title "Immigration Process in the United States". I took a deeper look and could not for the life of me figure out the process. There were 1000 steps and 1000 lines. I asked if the poster were a joke. Nope it's the real process to become a US Citizen from the time of landing in country to swearing-in.

So yea, it does appear to not be the easiest thing for folks from another country to come her for a long-term stay or to one day become citizens.

It's a federal government operation - what do you expect efficiency?

At 12/23/2005 11:01:00 PM, Blogger Lucy Jones said...

Hmmm... It would seem that if the U.S. is truly opening their arms to non-criminal immigrants, the process should be easier. Maybe this would eliminate many of the illegal border crossings and more attention could be placed on the criminal element. Of course, that's an easy thing to say.

I used to not really worry about the border crossings but I learned a few weeks ago about the MS-13 gangs right here in Virginia. I had absolutely no idea this was happening less than 2 hours from my own home. I guess I had the mental image that most of the people that come over the border are like the good, hard-working folks that live in my neighborhood.

Mexican government officials have no reason to complain. If these criminals are coming over our border from their country, maybe they need a wall too!

At 12/26/2005 11:05:00 PM, Blogger w00t said...

Actually, I am undergoing naturalization right now. The thing is, some paths are easier than others. Like any typical bureaucracy, with special interests influence, the flowchart of all possibilities is far more complicated than necesary. For myself, it hasn't been terribly easy but it hasn't been 1000 steps either. What do you expect lawyers and bureaucrats to do when you give them free reign over those with no voting power?


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