After reading the paper these last few days I have come to the conclusion that this campus needs a bit of an education. Please know that I understand all points of view, I just think that everyone needs to do their research before they take a stance on an issue. If the people who wrote editorials or put quotes on RamTalk did even the smallest bit of research they would see how false their assumptions are.
So here are some facts: 1). Undocumented immigrants do pay taxes by buying from American owned stores, contributing millions to our economy. They use little to no government services. Why would someone without papers ask for government assistance when they know they would be deported? 2) Realize that illegal immigration isn’t only a Mexican problem. Illegal immigrants come from all over the world; just check the history of this country. This country’s founders came over here and squatted on Native land and just decided to take over the government that was already in place. Moreover, much of this country was once Mexico. My family has been in Southern Colorado before it was part of the United States. How do you think we feel about the way our land was acquired? 3) Understand that undocumented workers aren’t taking jobs away from citizens – trust me you don’t want these jobs. If you knew the gross violation of human rights that took place just for you to buy strawberries at a reasonable price you would see where I’m coming from.