Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Illegal immigrants

I have been the papers rather frequently these days... ok, so I don't really read all the stories, but I am trying to get into this habit of more fruits, more milk and more news. Lately it seems that there have been alot going on about the illegal immigrants and how there is a 'crackdown' (there seems to be many of them happening) to send all these people back to their homelands. What do you all think of it? (there will hardly be any replies - but no worries!)

Illegal immigrants are people just like you and me. On the contrary I think that they are people who are even better than you and I. They are brave souls who have risked everything they had to come to a foreign country to have a better life. Sure they did it illegally, but what choice did they have? They decided to make a difference in their lives and to find hope in another land. I think it is one of lives difficult things to do - uproot yourself from familliar ground and go somewhere new for the search for a better life. You leave everything behind and hope that all goes well. It seldom does for people like them.

I feel sad when I hear about the plight of the illegal immigrants (and a whole host of other plights) and I feel sad that they are being deported back to their own countries. What do they do when they go back? The thing is we sort of rely on these people. Maybe I am being just alittle too naive but who is going to do the jobs that they once did? I don't think that many people actually want to do the jobs that they do, simply because it is just dreadful work, hard back breaking work and humiliating work as well.

Honestly am not sure why I am writing about these people, just felt sad that they had to leave. I mean sure the country is being overpopulated and some of them are unsavory people, but not all of them are like that. How sad... how sad... I guess there is nothing much I can do... just felt sad for them thats all. Me and my ponderings on a boring dull slightly hazy Wednesday...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

If illegal immigrants weren't deported back to their country, then others would follow suit and enter a country illegally, as they wouldn't be scared of being deported, the world would then be complete chaos with no sort of immigration controls whatsoever.
If these immigrants want to enter a country, then they should do it LEGALLY.
There are times when you need to think of the situation as a whole, and look at the bigger picture, rather than the plight of the little people.

Anonymous said...

Think about it this way, more foreign workers means that more of our countries money will be leaving the country....too much of that is a bad thing...

* Dream Weaver * said...

I know that they are ILLEGAL, but it just seems sad. I have this empathy issue here... and I feel so sorry when I see their faces on the newspapers and TV... but they are by no means little people. Everyone is important. (ok ok... I am doing the empathy thingy again!) I understand this whole "legal issue" thingy wingy... I just feel its sad...

Anonymous said...

easy solution ---> *BANG* (takes one in the head)

* Dream Weaver * said...

How Barbaric!!!

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