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An Immigrant's thoughts and history on America

Posted Feb 23, '12 at 11:33am

deathbewithyou

deathbewithyou

586 posts

You ever wonder how hard immigrants worked to come to America? Have You ever wanted to know what it was like for them when they reached our borders?
Here, in this thread, I hope that immigrants or children of the immigrants will give their testomony about their life before and after they came to America. It is my hope that people will learn from this thread. Some of us don't know what immigrants went through as they came here.
I wish to talk about my mother and her time here. She lived in the philipines, having 5 brothers and sisters. She studied hard every day without the help of her parents. After finishing highschool my Mother came to a college here in America. During her time of attending college she attended a church where her Pastor introduced her to my Father it took of from there(i'll skip the smooching). In New Jersey She gave birth to my sister and 4 years later she gave birth to me. When I turned 4 my parents moved next to my Father's father's house, so at that they can take a break from us. During the course of years I noticed my Mother was getting extremely angry at the government. It seemed that the government had been giving her more and more trouble with immigration. The ilegal immigrants seemed to be treated better then the immigrants who came here legally. "They are being treated like VIPs." she said and it seemed to be so. Also during the immigration problem she had to fly back home in order to recieve her birth cretificate. Without it she couldn't get a new drivers license or passport. Because she couldn't get a new drivers license she wasn't allowed to deposit or take any money from the bank.
Well this is her story. Hope you learned somthing.

 

Posted Feb 23, '12 at 3:14pm

happybirthdayaphant1

happybirthdayaphant1

51 posts

*gasp* I'm a Filipina american in NJ too! My mom always told me that I had it easy and count my blessings that I'm born here. I'm a first generation american and my relatives always say to me "Since you are already here, 90% has been given to your. It is what you do to that 90% that will make living here worth it." I honestly am not sure how I can relate to your mother's story, but it is yet another reason why we shouldn't be spoiled brats to our parents and be less sensitive to immigrants.

 

Posted Feb 23, '12 at 3:26pm

deathbewithyou

deathbewithyou

586 posts

Hehe. Thought I just say something that happens to me a lot. I look like a filipino, but people think i'm mexican. I talked to other filipino about this and they say it happens to them too. it seems that most of us get mistaken for a mexican.

 

Posted Feb 24, '12 at 12:24am

Darktroop07

Darktroop07

668 posts

I'm Belgium I usually move a-lot cause of my dads job and when I came to the US for the first time I thought it would be another boring country as for the way I was greeted it seemed like I fit in perfectly at arrival but I guess the moving around a-lot stresses me out a-lot since 1 year from now I will be moving again but with my dad being a diplomat I didn't have to go through as much as other people so I should consider my self lucky.

 

Posted Feb 24, '12 at 11:46pm

macfan1

macfan1

436 posts

My mom immigrated to the US from the Philipines after she married my dad(an American). She had a hard time getting a citizenship. The interviewer thought she was some prostitute or something(when she wasn't). Then one of the interviewers' co-worker came in and told the person about one of his other clients. One of his clients was like a huge murderer. A very dangerous criminal. But the police can't arrest him when he is applying for citizenship. So the interviewer let my mom go. She is now a Citizen.

I think illegal immigration is really, really bad. I am very much against it. And yes, they are treated like VIP'S. They go to the emergency room for a check up, get free money from legal citizens' tax money. It isn't right. Also, many illegal immigrants are criminals. They can be dangerous. I think the US-Mexico border. Maybe like tall guard towers with machine guns. More fence. There are many gaps in the fence. There should be like electric barbed wire, mines, traps, and more guards. We need to keep our border safe. (The president doesn't seem to get it.)

 

Posted Feb 25, '12 at 8:29am

ChillzMaster

ChillzMaster

1,359 posts

I think illegal immigration is really, really bad. I am very much against it. And yes, they are treated like VIP'S. They go to the emergency room for a check up, get free money from legal citizens' tax money. It isn't right. Also, many illegal immigrants are criminals. They can be dangerous. I think the US-Mexico border. Maybe like tall guard towers with machine guns. More fence. There are many gaps in the fence. There should be like electric barbed wire, mines, traps, and more guards. We need to keep our border safe. (The president doesn't seem to get it.)

...So...Much...WIN!...

Illegal Immigrants are a plague upon this nation. They take jobs away from good, wholesome, natural Americans and actual legal immigrants who were willing to go through the (from what I can tell-quite arduous) legal American Immigration process. It's simply not right.

A bigger fence isn't the correct answer, it's one in the green, but not the one the people of America need. Military action against Mexico would seem correct as well, but war isn't always the answer. Quite frankly, I feel as if the answer is in front of us, but hidden behind a very thin, very hidden, veil.

-Chillz

 

Posted Feb 25, '12 at 11:37am

deathbewithyou

deathbewithyou

586 posts

Illegal Immigrants are a plague upon this nation. They take jobs away from good, wholesome, natural Americans and actual legal immigrants who were willing to go through the (from what I can tell-quite arduous) legal American Immigration process. It's simply not right.

You know I heard this guy talk about how he hates it that the illegal immigrants are coming into America. One person said, "Well you just hate immigrants." And the person replied, "I am an immigramt."

 

Posted Feb 26, '12 at 3:47pm

numino

numino

217 posts

war isn't always the answer

sorry to disturb the theme of this thread but when has war ever been the answer, it creates problems on both sides nobody gains anything that is of virtue, you just lose so much

 

Posted Feb 26, '12 at 3:51pm

deathbewithyou

deathbewithyou

586 posts

sorry to disturb the theme of this thread but when has war ever been the answer, it creates problems on both sides nobody gains anything that is of virtue, you just lose so much

Uh... Really I don't know what your talking about. This has no relationship to the thread whatsoever.

 

Posted Feb 26, '12 at 3:55pm

numino

numino

217 posts

Uh... Really I don't know what your talking about. This has no relationship to the thread whatsoever.

read chillz most recent statement and then you will see wat am referring to

 
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