Had my commute home today made more difficult by the May 1st immigrant protest in Providence. The police blocked off pretty much all of downtown Providence. I’ve got some jumpy video that I’ll be posting shortly.
What irks me is that we’re talking about illegal immigrants getting special rights. Sorry, my ancestors paid the price, Mexican immigrants have to pay the price too. Because this is all about Mexican immigrants, not Dominicans, Puerto Ricans, etc.
My proposal: Tell the 12 million illegal immigrants that they’re granted automatic green cards with the stipulation that they have 2 to 3 years to become naturalized citizens of the United States. Should they not become citizens they will be immediately deported. At the same time, seal the border with Mexico. Plant land mines and put guard towers every few hundred feet and kill anyone that tries to come across the border illegally.
And perhaps the U.S. should put pressure on Vicente Fox to clean up his own house. Maybe if there wasn’t so much poverty in Mexico people wouldn’t be clamoring to get into the United States. You don’t see Canadians illegally streaming into the United States, do you?