I used to be a bleeding-heart liberal, but it's issues like illegal immigration that have helped me to get over that.
My grandparents and my mother were immigrants, but they were legal. Probably most immigrants to this country have been legal until fairly recently. Why are we making an exception for one particular group of people? That applies also to learning the language. No other group was ever given special consideration as far as having signs and phone messages and so forth in their language. They had to learn English in order to get along in this country. If a person intends to live here permanently, it is to their advantage to learn English, and the sooner the better.
It also doesn't help the cause for illegals to demonstrate for their rights, as they have sometimes done. What rights? If they are here illegally, they have no rights, including no rights to special treatment in getting education.
Let's get some straight thinking into all this, rather than acting emotionally (as I used to do). This country cannot support the world, nor should it be expected to. There are plenty of native-born people who need help, and that's enough of a burden on the government.
No matter how much you might like or admire some particular illegal(s), don't expect that they should be any exception to the law.
— Darlene Wright