Friday, May 21, 2010
And Now A Message To Mexican President Calderon
When my grandparents and other of my relatives came to this country they:
1) Had to have a sponsor.
2) Had to have a job and be able to support themselves.
3) Had to be in good health.
4) Had to promise not to be a burden to this country.
5) Had to abide by the laws of this country.
They learned English.
They expected to work hard (and they did) as there were no government handouts.
They became Americans, not some hyphenated version of Americans.
They were proud the day they earned their American citizenship.
Some of them earned great fortunes and gave much back to their communities.
They were also fortunate to have a place to come to that offered them the freedoms that they were denied in their homeland; a place where they could find their own fortune, work hard and find a better life for themselves and their children as Americans.
They did it legally, and so should anyone else.