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Reader comment on item: Something Rotten in Denmark?
in response to reader comment: Here is a challenge for you Hind Samy

Submitted by Sidda (United States), Apr 7, 2006 at 17:14

I think you misunderstand our position on the immigration issue. Denmark and other European countries have allowed unfettered illegal immigration into their countries. A significant segment of those immigrants have contempt and hostility towards their host countries. They do not assimilate well. They do not respect the culture of the host country and, in fact, expect the Danes and other Europeans to give up their customs and traditions because they are "offensive." Europeans are now having to defend the basic freedoms that they once took for granted. Their social services are stretched to the limit.

In the U.S., the situation is different because the illegal immigration comes 70% from Central America and Mexico. We are not talking about legal immigrants, the subject is illegal immigration. True, it is primarily the fault of our own government for allowing this situation to continue for so many years. Politicans on both sides of the isle have been cowardly and afraid to be branded as "racist" if they dared to address the issue.

Now, we have a situation where the border states are broke. Hospitals have to shut down, schools are over crowded, the welfare system is burdened. All at the taxpayers expense. Almost 30% of the inmates in our prisons are illegals. Immigration should be permitted in the numbers and at the rate that is advantageous for the U.S. and as economic conditions dictate. Assimilation should be required.

The "Mad Mexicans" post was in response to this: www.wehategringos.com. As the Europeans unwittingly allowed in those who were hostile to their countries, there is also a segment of Mexican immigrants who are hostile to the U.S. Maybe not a majority; but a significant minority. According to a Zogby poll, 58% of Mexicans believe that the Southwest rightfully belongs to Mexico (Aztlan), 28% disagree, and 14% are not sure. They believe that they do not have to seek permission from the U.S. government to enter the U.S. because of that "fact." They are not here to become part of the American fabric, they are here to dominate. They have no interest in assimilating and becoming Americans like other immigrants. They themselves call it the "reconquista."

We are not anti-imigrant, but we are anti-ILLEGAL immigrant. Our government must handle this immigration issue with great care to insure that we don't eventually experience the problems similar to what Europe is now facing.

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