Tuesday, March 28, 2006
The Immigrants - the Legal Ones who waited
The debate on regulating immigration has certainly sparked criticism and protest from many minority groups. While I feel for the many poor people that have entered the US illegally, I am deeply divided over the issue largely because I have many friends who have been separated from their loved ones. These are the people who have stuck to the rules - often waiting for years to be with a father or sister who has sponsored them to be able to come to the US. It is these people who are unheard because they have tried to do things the right way in gaining a green card and thus acquiring citizenship in the country. One of my friends had a brother who had to stay in his home country of India, while his parents filed their paper to sponsor him as a family member. Why aren't these same people coming out and protesting when they are the ones who have stood in line the longest - not cut across?
Posted by Dahlia's Day at 8:25 PM