Miss California, daughter of real ‘immigrant,’ expresses view against amnesty
During a webcam interview with NBCLA, Arianna Afsar, the UCLA sophomore, and recently crowned Miss California came out strongly against amnesty for illegal aliens, saying: “I think that people who want to be a United States citizen need to come over here legally in order to get the privileges that every American receives.”
Afsar’s father is an immigrant, from Bangladesh. He also helped three family members come here. All arrived through legal means.
Afsar told the reporter: "It ended up taking him 10 years, but he did it legally. I don't think that if you are close to the border that you have the right to be given the rights of a United States citizen.”
Of course, on their webiste (nbclosangelescom), NBC described Afsar’s belief that the rule of law should apply to everyone as “controversial.”
You see, one of the facts that the open borders crowd (which includes the mainstream press) keeps secret is the absolute disgust that legal immigrants have for those who enter this country illegally, as well for the federal government who sits by and allows it to happen.
A few years ago, I met a man named Isadore who hailed from the tiny African nation of Togo.
After applying for a visa, Isadore waited three years to come to the United States. In that time, he learned to speak English fluently, and worked several jobs. He wanted to be fully prepared for life in this country, upon arrival.
When I met him, Isadore had three jobs. He worked at Fed Ex as a part-time driver, at an art museum as a security guard, and as a car salesman. In time, I actually helped him get a job at our local newspaper…He had and kept four jobs at one time.
Of course, he was a legal resident and as such, he paid his share of taxes. He also paid for his own health insurance through his employer, all the while--studying for his citizenship test.
On more than one occasion, he told me that he did not understand why Americans put up with illegal aliens, and that in his country, they would simply be deported. He also told me that if he one day realized that he could not support himself here, that he would simply return home, rather than taking “ a penny of welfare.”
Last year, he attended a citizenship ceremony in Williamsburg, Va. He told me that it was the proudest day of his life.
Isadore has since moved from Virginia, and works as a federal prison guard in Arizona…locking-up illegal aliens.
In Isadore, we are reminded that a proven “path to citizenship” does exist for the law abiding. We are also reminded of what a true immigrant really is.
What an insult it would be to the millions of hard-working, respectful people who have come to this country legally, to grant citizenship to those who have chosen to sneak in and thumb their noses at the rest of us.
We are constantly subjected to lies and propaganda from the likes of President Obama and Sen. Lindsey Graham about the difficulties one faces as an immigrant to this country. Of course, they are not referring to legitimate immigrants, but to the millions of illegal aliens, now placing a huge burden upon this nation.
Those politicians and advocacy groups who continue to push for a so-called “path to citizenship” for illegal aliens, ignore the fact that there is already such a “path” and it has been successfully taken by millions. Of course, it is not quick, and it does not reward criminals.