Immigration: The Original Wet Backs.

 

Illegal Immigration

Much has been said and written about our current illegal immigration problem. The problem would be easily solvable if politics and misunderstanding would get out of the way.

Some one said to me the other day, half joking that their family were the original “wetback” since they had immigrated to Canada from Europe, and then crossed the St. Lawrence River into the United States. After thinking about it, I realized she was correct.  We have all immigrated from somewhere, this is true for everyone on the planet. From the beginning of time every individual’s family has immigrated from somewhere else to where they are now.

However the current situation is a lot different for a lot of reasons. In the past, in particular in the case of the United States,most people have immigrated here to improve not only their lives and that of their families, but in the process they improved the lives of everyone else in the country by what they contributed . They worked hard and sacrificed much to not only arrive here safely, but after they were here as well. Life was hard and they demanded nothing from the government but to stay out of their way and give them a chance to create that better life they desired. I’m sure some had ulterior motives, but in most cases that was the desire.

Their lot in life was created by their own hard work and ambition, even though many set backs were encountered, most succeeded in one way or another and made a better life than would have been available in the land they migrated from.

Today, even though many still hold the same hopes, a new perspective has been created. The entitlement society has arrived, many people today, not only people coming to this country, but Americans as well, believe that somebody owes them something, they are entitled to everything people have worked generations for, and they want it now .

Not only that , many are coming here with ulterior motives, they want to destroy our culture and our way of life. Many would like to see us descend into another “Dark Age”. They are angry at the world that could give them so much, if they would only work for it. Instead they want it handed to them on a silver platter, then they could get angry because there isn’t more.

The people that come here to improve themselves and the world around them are always welcome, we welcome you with open arms. You contribute much to our country and yourself.

However, it is because of the other element, the people who would do us harm that the borders need to be secured, the people who come here with noble intentions have nothing to hide and are only harmed by the undesirables who are seaking in. If they had nothing to hide they would come legally.

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The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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