Wednesday, March 30, 2005

I Pity the Poor Immigrant

Contrast this and this with this, and then see if you can't spare some $$$ so Cristian Arcega, Lorenzo Santillan, Luis Aranda, and Oscar Vazquez can go to college and build more cool stuff.

My mother-in-law lived in a hole in a field under a piece of sheet metal while the Japanese were beheading the intelligentsia in her town and using her parents' house as an ammo dump. She barely made it out of Manilla during the Marcos clamp-down and came here, built a new life from scratch, and went on to raise five extremely productive kids (one of whom died serving in the US Navy). While there certainly are security concerns the US needs to address, I get sick of all the immigrant-bashing; most of the immigrants I know can out-work the lazy shits who grew up here!