A PIECE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM
There has been much talk these days about illegal immigrants in the USA. Of course, there has always been illegal immigrants in the USA and you if your an American your neighbor is probably an illegal immigrant. My family were immigrants from Portugal but of course they came legally and never had to worry about being discovered and deported. Just imagine these poor people who come to the USA who want a piece of the "American Dream." Unfortunately, they have to take jobs that are below minimum wage and they are not protected under labor laws which unfortunately leads employers to mistreat them. The buzz in Washington is to legalize illegal immigrants. Well, one side says that these illegal immigrants are taking away jobs from Americans. Well, I would like to say to those people that they are not taking jobs from Americans. Americans have become too good to do such domestic jobs as cleaning the toilet. My father who is presently a custodian at the local hospital is a legal immigrant who works hard and keeps the hospital looking good. Well, I can tell you that 90% of his department are all immigrants. So America, wake up and smell your Folgers Coffee. Immigrants are not taking our jobs. They are actually doing a service for us. Who then would clean our toilets, empty our garbage baskets and take care of our elderly mother or father. Let us give these people a right to live in the good old USA. Give them an opportunity to live out the "American Dream" and give their a children an opportunity to be anything they would like to be. Also tomorrow it seems many immigrants will be participating in a walkout and many rallies will take place throughout country. Cardinal Mahoney from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is against this walkout because he's concerned some will lose their jobs and what can be accomplished by that action. Others have supported this decision and believes this will speak to those in Washington. What do you think? Do you believe these walk-outs will benefit the immigrants or hurt them? Let me know what you think and as always I will post your comments.