Originally posted by mwmillerI was an immigrant for three years when I lived in Japan. I was, of course, there by choice and not either as a refugee or out of economic necessity. My attitude to illegal immigrants... depends on the circumstances that impel people to enter another country illegally.
There has been plenty of discussion over the years concerning illegal immigration in this forum, but there usually isn't any specific identification of the citizenship status of the people who are stating their opinions.
What I would like to know in this thread is this:
[b]How do legal immigrants feel about illegal immigrants?
I'm talking about ...[text shortened]... gration in the US. It could apply to any country that has problems with illegal immigration.[/b]
Originally posted by AThousandYoungSo you're saying they legally immigrated to the US, and yet they support those who immigrate illegally?
I worked for a wealthy couple who immigrated from Mexico and within one generation established themselves in the upper middle class.
They go to protests and such all the time defending illegal immigration.
Originally posted by TeinosukeWhat was your immigrant status while in Japan? Student, non-resident alien, tourist, or something I haven't come up with so far? Was it a complex process to get permission, or fairly simple?
I was an immigrant for three years when I lived in Japan. I was, of course, there by choice and not either as a refugee or out of economic necessity. My attitude to illegal immigrants... depends on the circumstances that impel people to enter another country illegally.
Originally posted by PeachyAtheist's would probably disagree with you.
It wont be fair to generalise here. Or even make assumptions on the reasons that lead people to migrate, legally or otherwise. Each case has to be viewed on its own right.
But its God's Lands, and as long as they have the right intentions, they should be free to immigrate to whatever they feel like moving to.
Originally posted by AThousandYoungLol, well there's no reason one would take that journey using anything other than a plane.
That's an interesting journey. You could take car, plane or ship more or less equally looking at the map. Of course planes are faster and the roads might not be any good. IDK.
Originally posted by mwmillerWell, that depends. Finland can't stop me from migrating there because I am a EU citizen.
Atheist's would probably disagree with you.
As nice as your idea might be, I can't think of any nation that allows people from another country to just come on in and live as if they are a citizen of their newly adopted country. I think most of them have some sort of legal immigration process that has to be followed.