Do you relly think illegal immigrants come here thinking "I want to break the law"?
or is it more like "I'm going to find a job!" and give me and my family a better life. I really don't think they come here to purposely annoy us and I think they would do it the legal way if there was a legal way for them to do it. Do we need to defend ourselves from tomato pickers, cleaning ladies, nannies, meat packers, construction workers and waiters? Don't we have bigger fish to fry?
Asked By: delina_m - 8/31/2007
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I know for a fact that people who are coming here illegally dont come to break the law. They come to make a better life for their families. I think its retarded to think that is why they do it. I hate when people say oh well if i was in their shoes i would wait and come legally. The odds of a person who has no chance... More
Answered By: <Carol> - 8/31/2007
Additional Answers (40)
Yeah, those poor drug dealers and gang members are just misunderstood, eh?
Answered By: joe bloe - 8/31/2007
No, they always try to ignore it.
Answered By: falisrm - 8/31/2007
They do come here saying I want to break the law as soon as they make the consious choice to ILLEGALLY enter this country.
Answered By: Gunslinger99 - 8/31/2007
When they come here commit a crime, manage to find money to pay there $50,000 dollar bail, and then go back to there country. I'm sure that can somehow be translated into "they looked for a job but couldn't find one" by a liberal.
Answered By: Thats a lot of pot! - 8/31/2007
The very fact that they knowingly arrive as 'illegal immigrants' against the law answers your question. Does a robber enter a bank with a gun thinking "I want to break the law"? or is it more like "I need money to feed my starving family and give me a better life"?
Answered By: mac1hull - 8/31/2007
No, they generally come here wanting a better life. But that's what made the Enron executives do what they did. Ditto for Mafia. Do you think they shouldn't be punished?
Answered By: stung4ever - 8/31/2007
Do you really think that a bank robber walks into a bank thinking I want to break the law? I think the bank robber is thinking about the cash and the law doesn't mean squat to him. The law doesn't mean squat to an illegal immigrant either.
Answered By: BuyAmerican - 8/31/2007
I know that most illegal immigrants have good intentions. Most of them aren't here to harm anyone. BUT, they are. They do the jobs that Americans could be doing for crumbs. Not every American goes to college and finds a 100k a year job. We need those jobs and we need them to pay a living wage. It's not the tomato... More
Answered By: chiquis707 - 8/31/2007
Someone who steals food from the grocery store or steals money from his employer because he doesn't have enough money and his kids are starving thinks a similar thing. He is just doing the only thing he can think of to feed his kids. Is it still a crime? Yes.
Answered By: Leah - 8/31/2007
What do you mean "if there was a legal way to do it?" Here's the legal way - its been in place since people first starting immigrating here at the turn of the century! http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis
Answered By: Mel - 8/31/2007
It doesn't matter why they come...it doesn't make it legal. If I rob a bank to feed my kids, do I get amnesty also?
Answered By: Bill N - 8/31/2007
why should i have to accept that they were unwilling to go through the legal process of immigrating and instead chose to invade our nation and fail to assimilate by refusing to learn English while demanding that i pay taxes to support their breeding, healthcare and education for their children... More
Answered By: Zero1 - 8/31/2007
They come here because they know they will get hired. That's why I say 100% of the blame is the employers. If they did'nt hire illegals then they would'nt come here, would they? I think not... More
Answered By: J.S. - 8/31/2007
I don't think they give it much thought at all. All the major cities in South America are notorious for ignoring laws. Have you ever driven on Avenida Rivadavia in Buenos Aires? There are four, clearly painted lanes in each direction but you can't see them because there are eight lanes of car in each. In Mexico City... More
Answered By: verybadkitten - 8/31/2007
Yes, that is not the only reason but they are aware that crossing is against the law otherwise they would not cross at night and sometimes pay someone to bring them across. We as citizens have the right to set our immigration policy not the illegals no matter how how hard working or well intended
Answered By: me2 - 8/31/2007
YES If your stealing across an others borders in the dead of night and watching out for the law enforcers. Doing illegal is foremost in your mind There are no bigger fish to fry Build the wall deport them all when found JAIL employers of the illegal alien invaders
Answered By: F yahoo - 8/31/2007
I would be interested in knowing what you mean by bigger fish to fry. 20 million or so people breaking laws of this country doesn't seem like a small problem to me.
Answered By: cece - 8/31/2007
True, a lot of the illegals don't just come here to break the law, However that is exactly what they are doing. I can't blame anyone for wanting a better life for them and their family, HOWEVER...They must do it the legal way. And there is a legal way, They just chose not to wait for the "legal way" to happen. The hard... More
Answered By: Robin L - 8/31/2007
I think illegal aliens come here thinking "I have to sneak in because I am breaking the law and I don't care, because I am better than everyone else and I don't have to obey any laws... More
Answered By: US_Justice_101 - 8/31/2007
They aren't thinking at all, that's the problem. What if I broke into your house with the mentality that I just want to get out of the rain, would you go for it or have me arrested for breaking and entering? Keep in mind that I only want to stay dry. FYI, there is a legal way for them to come to this country, it's... More
Answered By: dr_law2003 - 8/31/2007
Not at all. And that's the problem - they don't care what laws they do break, as long as they get what they came for.
Answered By: Butterbar Bob - 8/31/2007
I don't think they come here meaning to break the law, but they know it is illegal, therefor they know they are breaking the law. Illegal immigrants work under the table, therefor they do not pay taxes like the majority of us Americans. They are cheaper to hire, (some employers will even take advantage of them... More
Answered By: Sarabeth - 8/31/2007
Of course they do, why else do you think they SNEAK in? They KNOW they are breaking the law! "Don't we have bigger fish to fry?" Evidently you are oblivious as to how much money illegal aliens cost the US taxpayers.
Answered By: john_r_and_brush - 8/31/2007
I think you hit the nail on the head - 'and GIVE me and my family a better life'. A better life has to earned. Yes, we especially need to defend ourselves against disease, murder, rape, and theft. I'd say this is the biggest domestic fish we have to fry.
Answered By: Paula Revere - 8/31/2007
Exactly. They come here out of extreme desperation. When you are desperate to eat, you don't think about what makes a good "neighbor", as your survival is being challenged, and, that is a basic instinct.
Answered By: Amanda h - 8/31/2007
Never! Probably what gets most angry at the people is that once we learn the language, we easily take their jobs, and more if we go to school. All of my friends have GOOOOOD JOBS, just because they're bilingual.
Answered By: miriam m - 8/31/2007
How about ...... i am going to find a job, be honest, find a better life for my family and teach them good values by doing it the legal way. Fill out the papers and send them into the government. I would want my children to see that I will work hard to do it legally not to just jump the border and then have my family... More
Answered By: aintlifegrand - 8/31/2007
YES, they do "sneak"in don't they
Answered By: ferengifighter - 8/31/2007
Bank robbers don't think "I want to break the law" they think. "I have a gun and no talent, where can I get a lot of money quickly... More
Answered By: B.Kevorkian - 8/31/2007
No.... they don't come here thinking "I want to break the law". They walk across that border saying, "To hell with their law!"
Answered By: meuhelper - 8/31/2007
well finally I have someone up in here that thinks a lot like me. Yes I agree its a shame their are so many many ignorant people that clam to be better just because they were born here yet there so stupid they don't see beyond there noise. I hear you and support you. No worries weather they like it or not .
Answered By: Mexicana - 8/31/2007
No they come here having nothing but their hands and back and their will to give their families a better life. The US has one thing that most other countries do not, opportunity. Most of them work until they drop and then go to what little bit of a home they have everyday. They don't have time to stir up trouble. The... More
Answered By: Randi - 8/31/2007
Answered By: Mike - 8/31/2007
Yes, of course we have bigger fish to fry. And the worst thing more than a tiny minority of illegal immigrants do - committing identity fraud to get jobs and/or getting paid under the table instead of paying taxes - would disappear if we made these people legal. Pushing these people underground creates a whole lot of... More
Answered By: Thomas M - 8/31/2007
Of course they come here thinking "I want to break the law... More
Answered By: mikea_va - 8/31/2007
Yes I think so too. I think that the anger at illegals and the talk about what to do them comes from the fact that they are a poor and powerless group that are often clearly different. That is a prescription for persecution and scapegoating... More
Answered By: ♥ ~Sigy~♥ - 8/31/2007
They cross the border, knowing fully well they are breaking the law. They know they are breaking the law when they take jobs under the table, or use false documentation or commit any other crime. So yes, they come knowing they are will break laws, intent on doing so... More
Answered By: NoAmnesty4U - 8/31/2007
who wouldnt want to go to a country where if my wife gets pregnant the state will pay because the baby is now a citizen,, heck free money,, food stamps WIC housing for the child and free medical,, all for the kids,, where can i go to get on a system like that,, oh wait i am a white middle class man,, so no freebies... More
Answered By: MR MOM - 8/31/2007
What about education at $10,000 per child per year in our overcrowded schools on year round schedules with teachers on emergency credentials? No criminal thinks 'I want to break the law'. Every single one justifies it for the end result.
Answered By: DAR - 8/31/2007
yes, they are here for a better life.
Answered By: tma t - 8/31/2007
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