| | Rights for Illegal Immigrants
Okay...this is something that has been bugging me ever since it came up--WHY are people supporting rights for ILLEGAL immigrants here in the US, and bashing legislative measures that punish businesses for hiring illegal immigrants?
Imagine you're back at school (if you've already left school, that is), and you're taking a test in class. You catch your friend sitting next to you trying to look on your test--obviously trying to cheat. Now, we ALL know that cheating is against the rules, and carries with it serious consequences, but nevertheless, you decide to help your friend by scooting your paper closer to the edge of your desk towards him, angling it a bit so he can read it better...and then the teacher catches you both and you both get punished. Would you honestly say that you were NOT in the wrong for KNOWINGLY and WILLINGLY helping someone break the rules?!
So how is this all that different when we're talking about people who shouldn't even legally BE here in the US?!?! I know that legal immigration here is tough, and I personally think all the bureaucratic BS and red tape needs to be cut back and seriously revised so that it's easier to get into this country legally...but until then, WHY are people so supportive of PEOPLE BREAKING THE LAW?!?!?!