Although it’s only 2011 (close to 2012) and the presidential elections aren’t for another 9 months, this country really needs to get it’s priorities straight, well, as straight as we can. There are so many issues with “the land of the free” if I listed them all you’d be here reading this until it’s time to vote, then you’d come home and finish reading the list.
To me, the biggest problem facing this country today is the big, dirty, hush hush topic also known as immigration. I personally don’t get why everyone gets themselves in this big huff when the topic comes up because it is one of our biggest problems.
I say “problem” but I don’t think immigration is a problem. People say that the Mexicans are stealing their jobs and they are putting our economy in the state it’s in now. Well, that’s not true. The jobs that Mexicans have (the illegal ones that is) are the ones that us Americans are much too proud (or lazy) to take; the ones that require 12 hours of hard labor or just down right foul, disgusting conditions. Then there are the ones that are legal (maybe even illegal, too) that are working office jobs, or maybe at a fast food restaurant or retail, whatever. Those guys, well, they got the job because they were simply better then you were, and how is that our problem? Because some immigrant got the new fry cook postion over you we’re supposed to deport them. Sorry, no.
My proposal, or solution to this problem is that we need to make it easier to get into this country. America has sort of become the mean girl in high school: we are always in everyone else’s business, and we will only let certain people into our “clique”. To me, it seems like, eventually, once it becomes easier to get into the country, there will be less illegal immigrants, less money spent on trying to find them, and less money on getting them out of the country all for most of them to turn around and start their journey to the wonderful United States once again.
To make it easier to get into this country, the process to citizenship should be streamlined. The test that people have to take now-a-days to be granted citizenship to this country was failed by 38% of AMERICANS in a study done by NewsWeek (you can find the link below). I have a hard time believing that this test is fair for give to immigrants if Americans can’t even pass it.
There’s no way it can be so extremely hard to cut some slack on the people trying to move to our country to get out of the bad situation that they are in. I mean, aren’t we all immigrants?
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