One of them said, “Did you hear President Obama is giving us amnesty?
At least we can now come out of the shadow.”
Let me go back and explain to everyone that I have nothing against illegal aliens; in fact, every one of those six people who stopped by my house are undocumented. It just bothers me to hear the same story over and over — “coming out of the shadow.”
What shadow are they talking about? All of those six people are employed; three of them at local hotels (without proper documentation, but still employed), so when I asked them about their shadow — because I believe they are walking around in bright sunlight — very arrogantly they said, “Well, that’s because our union is helping us.”
I assume if they are working in a local hotel, “their” union is the Culinary Union.
Another one was driving a brand new Ram, so I asked, “Is that yours?”
And very proudly he said, “Of course it is.” Being as nosey as I am, I asked him how much it cost, and he said $35,000.
He is also living “in the shadow,” so I wondered how he managed to buy a $35,000 truck. He explained to me that he paid $5,000 down payment and three payments of $10,000 each.
Hello! How many American citizens can spend $10,000 nowadays every three months, and they are not living in the shadow?
There was another one, who came over with a child; the first thing that child did was to break a fifty-year-old vase and grab my small Maltese dog by the legs. All they want is to come out of the shadow, but they don’t take the time to educate their children as to how to act in the world. Parents need to understand that they can accept their children with all their faults, but they need to educate them for living in the world. That six-year-old child was wearing a $65 pair of shoes; something most American children cannot wear these days.
According to President Obama (and he brings this up every time he speaks) a four-year-old girl arrived in this country at the age of four with just a dress, a doll and a cross in her hand. Okay, that was twenty-two years ago and probably is the same dress American parents — who, as Americans, are not living in the shadow — need to buy in a second-hand store for their daughters today.
Another one of my visitors, a little bit more humble, told me, “Now I can have my green card, because President Obama said that parents of American citizens can be legalized and my two daughters are American citizens.”
I was beginning to have a headache, more like a migraine — that’s how strong my head was pumping.
“Honey, your daughters are six months and five years old. How will you — or anybody else, for that matter — expect those children to sign (they can’t even print yet) any petition on your behalf?”
I remember that once upon a time (according to the law) children needed to be 21 before they could petition their parents.
“Well, the president said so, and my daughters, as American citizens, are going to petition me,” she said.
If President Obama doesn’t come out again and explain the situation to all these people, we are going to have complete chaos. The president needs to explain to these people that all they have to do now is compete with the American citizens for better-paying jobs.
If we really think about it they don’t even need to compete because they have already relegated the American people to the lower levels.
There is no such thing as a shadow — they work in the best hotel/casinos in town, they receive food stamps in a tremendous amount of money (when a senior American citizen in need receives $60 in food stamps, they receive $300 for children not even living in this country). And also, complete medical assistance. Well, not so bad for living in a shadow.