Racism or common sense… Texas Pete’s view from under the brim…
Does it make me a racists if
I want to shut down all illegal immigration
and deport everyone who is in this country illegally?
From 1892 to 1954 Ellis island was Americas busiest federal immigration station. During that time some 12 million people passed through its doors and today 40 percent of all current U.S. Citizens can trace at least one of their ancestors to Ellis Island. Today however the largest number of immigrants to our nation, who want to enjoy the freedoms and benefits all Americans share, are illegal and ignore our nations immigration laws.
At Ellis island as part of the screening arrivals were asked 29 questions including name, occupation, and the amount of money they carried. It was important to the American government that the new arrivals could support themselves and have money to get started. The average the government wanted the immigrants to have was between 18 and 25 dollars ($600 in 2015 adjusted for inflation). Those with visible health problems or diseases were sent home. Some unskilled workers were rejected because they were considered “likely to become a public charge.” About 2 percent were denied admission to the U.S. and sent back to their countries of origin for reasons such as having a chronic contagious disease, criminal background, or insanity.
Today those entering our country illegally, across our border with Mexico, face no physical exam or test of financial stability and thus the potential for a bigger drain on our economy and an outbreak of diseases not currently common in America is likely. Why is it when anyone shoulders the call for tighter controls on our borders and the expulsion of those here illegally for some reason they are called a racist, instead of being seen as one who is looking out for citizens legally here…
After all for over 60 years Ellis Island proved
that those entering legally
were healthy, had the skill to work and the money to survive.
So why does one have to be a racist
if they only wants to protect what we have?