Dear Sir, It appears  from your commentary that you value liberty and justice. I also value these words and what they  mean. I dare say, it would be hard to find anyone who doesn't believe these things are part of the building blocks of society.



Dear Sir, It appears  from your commentary that you value liberty and justice. I also value these words and what they  mean. I dare say, it would be hard to find anyone who doesn't believe these things are part of the building blocks of society.
You speak well of your parents, particularly your father. Parents, are at the very least the mortar that holds those building blocks together, but you know something, when I think of your father allying himself with a human smuggler to enter this country illegally, imposing himself in front of people waiting in line in accordance with law and who were also were seeking a living and had children of their own, I ask myself is this Mr Gonzalez'  version of justice? I doubt that the people who were bypassed thought of your father as just another "immigrant."
As to the nursery owner, who underpaid your father at $1.25 an hour, I feel certain the man pocketed the difference, and that this country would now be a better place if that proprietor and those like him had gone to jail and slapped with a fine, which is something that should be done now.
You go on to say there are countless communities wherein people have no say. Maybe these communities "should" be counted particularly in the case where immigrants" are residing in housing developments subsidized by the U.S. taxpayer and where "citizens" are on a waiting list for the very same housing.
Then there are the "immigrants" who make regular visits to our hospitals and clinics for their own version of universal health care. I don't fault them for seeking help, but I do fault the corrupt country that caste them off, sending them here.
More justice I presume?
Do you think it "just" for 12-20 million aliens to place such a horrendous burden on this country. "What am I saying? "... I think you probably do. You will no doubt  say that once given amnesty these people will obtain insurance on their own. No, I think not.
There will be another subsidy needed to help make the purchase and you will be in the forefront to make this happen in the interest of justice. Please don't bother telling me about the "immigrant" contribution to our economy, we could do fine without it, especially when considering one of the leading imports into Mexico are the U.S. dollars sent"home."
Amnesty was granted by Congress in the 1980s (and not for the first time). It fixed nothing, and made matters worse, 12-20 million times worse. When I ask myself why being the good citizen you purport to be, you would want more of the same, one answer keeps popping up and it's this, if amnesty is again granted, a "community leader" like yourself will be able to write his own political ticket, correct? Of course one would have to be a political wannabe to do this. A kind of "organizer."
How many amnesties do you think you are going to need for justice to be served Mr. Gonzalez? One every 10 years, 5 years, 1 year? I'll bet it's always. Maybe we should just go ahead and let the U.S. become a violent mess like Mexico!  Where would the immigrants go then? Look out Canada!
I could go on an on about things like: the drugs smuggled in that ultimately kill more people here than soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan combined;...the high prison and recidivism rate among aliens; ...the violent gangs who attack their own ( I'm sure the gangbangers dust off their tatoos and raise their guns high when making the pledge of allegiance every morning before going out to do what they do); ...how about organizations like LaRaza and LaFamilia who initiate frivolous, costly lawsuits to gain political leverage, they also grabbed the opportunity to march in Washington during the crucial Health Care Bill vote (are you familiar with any of these kinds of groups Mr. Gonzalez)?
I'm probably just wasting my time here with this, so I'm going to stop. Suffice to say that I hope American citizens everywhere are so adamant in voting out any politician attempting to aggrandize himself by proposing amnesty, that those politicians have to sneak into Mexico to get jobs!
D. Conybear, Roach