Tarheeltalker

The answer to my immigration questions?

Immigration and its legality/illegality and the needed reform of whatever system we have continues to be a popular topic. Opinions are not lacking and many answers have been offered. Some make a bit of sense, others( blanket amnesty or deportation) do not. Suffice to say that it is a many faceted issue.

I think that I have finally seen a definitive answer on the immigration question. See what you think about this solution. The quote I will relay comes from an person that arrived illegally in the year 2000, but not from Mexico. She lived here illegally until May, 2010 when a judge granted her asylum.She lives in public housing and receives $700 per month in disability payments. By the way, this individual arrived from Kenya which seems an interesting place from which to arrive illegally. Here is her quote: ” If I come as an immigrant,you (presumably meaning the United States government) have the obligation to make me a citizen.”

Before I  identify her, allow me to offer a hint. She does have relatives in this country and highly placed ones at that. Her name is Zeituni Onyango and her nephew is President Barack Obama. Noe as you consider that fact, compare the attention it receives to that which California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman is receiving over the firing of her illegal immigrant  nanny/housekeeper. This person was employed at a salary of +40 annually and had worked for Whitman for over nine years before being fired just over a year ago. We are viewing a big outcry over what Whitman knew and when did she know it? Can we draw analogies between the two situations  ? Just wondering.

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October 3, 2010 - Posted by | Legal system, Politics | , , , , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Sorry, I disagree with her statement. Just arriving as an immigrant, legal or otherwise, does not obligate a nation make them a citizen. To compare, if she shows up as a person in your home are you then obligated to make her a member of your family and care for her as such?

    However, a nation is obligated to prevent them from being exploited, extend the protections and rights of law to them, and let them legally find a productive place in our society. The nation reserves the right to extend citizenship or not, and to remove undesirable persons from within our country.

    Comment by plainlyspoken | October 3, 2010 | Reply

  2. The answer to my immigration questions?…

    I found your entry interesting do I’ve added a Trackback to it on my weblog :)…

    Trackback by World Wide News Flash | October 3, 2010 | Reply

  3. Totally agree with you. It still seems to me that the President has an obligation here. simply as a family member if nothing else. Quite interesting that she has been here for 9 years, indicating little or no effort on her part to become a citizen.

    Comment by tarheeltalker | October 4, 2010 | Reply


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