WUI (Writing under the influence)

Somebody once said we are all Americans, sometimes born in the wrong places.
On a warm autumn day in 1986, while enjoying beer with my college buddies,
I decided to join my new homeland.

I've come to appreciate the ideals that helped create this great country.
Liberalism, political-correctness, multiculturalism and moral equivalence
are destroying it.

This old house Grovenet Wal*Mart Visiting Poland American wine better than French.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

 

Why do they come to America

I came here to be free. Some new arrivals want more.
Hector Romero, 25, one of the many Latino illegal immigrants working at Issaquah Highlands, has been framing houses for two years, making $14 an hour before taxes.

Amid the national controversy over what to do about illegal immigrants, Romero keeps going to work each morning. He just wants to become a U.S. citizen.

"I love Mexico but I have my family here now," he said.

If he could become a citizen, he said, "I have rights to demand things like sick pay, vacation pay, even medical insurance. But right now there's not much I can do."

When I was coming to the US, everybody was warning me that there was no health insurance unless you paid for it yourself, there were no rights for workers and that, if I decided to go back to school to get education, I would have to pay for it. I came anyway. I still pay my student debts off. But it was worth it. Unfortunately, because of people like Mr. Romero and American liberals who defend his position, this country may not be able to offer the same opportunities for other hones immigrants.

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