Wednesday, November 30, 2016

You can't really believe that America is awesome without having some sympathy for immigrants

I don't really get the reason for any hostility towards immigrants by people who believe in the greatness of America. If you really thought this country was so awesome, why wouldn't other people want to come here? Isn't that what you (an "America, Fuck Yeah!" person) would do if you had the misfortune of being born somewhere else? Why should coming here be a crime?1

1- Yeah I know that breaking immigration law is a civil, not criminal, offense. But I don't know how many times I have talked immigration with a right-wing nut job when they have relied on the idea that the undocumented are per se criminals.