Why is it illegal for Mexicans to come to America?

All of us except African Americans and Native Americans have ancesters who came here from over there at some point so why cant Mexicans do it? I mean they take the jobs we dont want so whats so bad about that? BTW my 5 Great Grandpa came to America illegaly as a felon from Ireland

Asked By: marinecorpsmos - 8/5/2006
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The African-Americans, were brought to this country, against their will. Eventually, after the Abolishion, they were free to come and go.(December 2) But, at that time, many of the original 'slaves', had passed, and their children were born, here.(Legally, making them citizens) The older people, (obviously, in their... More
Answered By: vanay - 8/5/2006
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Our ancsetors did one thing different. They gave their money to Unlce Sam. IE- They payed taxes... More
Answered By: kid - 8/5/2006
it's because they are tan, i.e not white! Canadians are not hassled compared to Mexicans. It's BS...but hey the majority of Americans voted once AGAIN for this arse...this is what they get. Hope they are happy.
Answered By: stephanie - 8/5/2006
people are close minded some times and think that hispanic poeple are here to live off welfare but most of them work hard and take jobs that nobody would ever want to do
Answered By: christian f - 8/5/2006
they can, but they can't stow away here and what not. all they need to do is become certified americans (i think), it's just some don't want to do that. we do that for safety, so we don't let terrorists in. it makes perfect sense to me.
Answered By: Valerie - 8/5/2006
It's only illegal if Mexican people come to the US without going through the proper channels to do so. We have tons of legal immigrants in the US. My own family emigrated from Italy 40 years ago... More
Answered By: eqmidnite - 8/5/2006
Mexicans to go to America is not illegal. Its the way they go in that's illegal - they don't have permits to enter the USA, they are undocumented. Mexicans have ancestors in the US as well. Mexicans aren't the only ones who go to the US illegally.
Answered By: admin1066 - 8/5/2006
Its not illigal if they do it the right way like everyone else, not just jump the border, it sickens me.....
Answered By: gurli_gurl04 - 8/5/2006
It is all about money.
Answered By: onwards40 - 8/5/2006
You think that African Americans are indigenous to the United States? Tell me you're not serious! I guess that was my first clue that this question wouldn't make any sense.
Answered By: Jim K - 8/5/2006
After europeans came here, they were controlled by the brittish. After the revolutionary war, they set up their own government with laws, which pretty much means that they claimed the country as the united states of america. Later with all fifty states in place, countries agreed on set boarders and boundaries that... More
Answered By: trevors30 - 8/5/2006
It isn't illegal for them to come here -- just for them to come as "stow-a-ways" They, and any other immigrant, need to go throught the right channels, do things the right way and then support the nation they are living in. Taxes is one way they can do this, but also through building communities in a positive way. I am... More
Answered By: mom_overboard - 8/5/2006
Because our government says it is. The only reason it's illegal is because some people are afraid of them and don't like being reminded that the U.S. borders a Latin American country. Xenophobia, plain and simple.
Answered By: stillson8 - 8/5/2006
because the low life border jumpers have blown it for the good folks trying to do it right!
Answered By: tripledigit67 - 8/5/2006
Key word, Illegal, means without any legal papers. It's not just Mexicans, pertains to all foreign countries... More
Answered By: edward I - 8/5/2006
It's not illegal for Mexicans to come to America. It is illegal to cross our borders on a whim and set up shop so to speak. There are people coming across the border with criminal intent on their minds, as well as those that have zero job skills, education, and a means to support themselves. Then the illegals. try to... More
Answered By: KenpoDaveinMD - 8/5/2006
Because it's IL-LEGAL, that's why!
Answered By: gokart121 - 8/5/2006
It's not illegal for them to come here. It's illegal to sneak into the country and live here secretly. If we allowed anyone from anywhere to come here without scrutiny, Osama Bin Laden could come here and get a job. Hitler and Mousilini could have also done this. So could an ax murder from wherever.
Answered By: taogent - 8/5/2006
We didn't come illegally, and we didn't take services others paid for like education and health care illegally. It is a fact that the taxes poor people pay are low and don't cover more than a small part of the cost of the services they use. The more children they have, the more strain on the services they don't pay... More
Answered By: DAR - 8/5/2006
They are taking jobs that poor Americans need. You don't actually believe that no American wants to work in construction, do you? If you believe that, you aren't real smart. Mexicans belong in Mexico. There are far too many here and they breed like roaches. There are just too many.
Answered By: princess_29_71 - 8/5/2006
Because they came across the border instead of coming through the front door.
Answered By: delta s - 8/8/2006
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