DOI- that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
ME-This is a big one. First of all, as far as the US government is concerned, only US Citizen are worthy of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. After all, isn't it every immigrants dream and these 3 things are the main reasons they are coming to US to begin with? False advertising if you ask me. Also, I am being told whom I can love and not love and that if I want the right to be happy, I can only love a US Citizen.
DOI-That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
ME-First off, I am the governed and I did not give consent for these laws to be what they are, and even the representatives who are supposed to be working in my best interest. I did not get to pick someone to run, the political parties and Special Interest groups did. Also, does anyone remember that we have the right to Abolish an unjust governement? Right, will never happen. And the government looking to effect safety and happiness? The 9/11 bombers were given VISAs and my happiness is the furthest thing from their minds. Also when deporting, only 30% of deportees have any criminal (including traffic) charges at all. So you are spending my tax dollars keeping me safe from hard working, honest people. Go figure.
The climate in the US is one of hate and discrimination. People are only good enough to be here if we can use them. Big business is ok with the undocumented population because they get cheap labor, do not have to pay benefits, and if one gets deported there are 10 more waiting for his job. They will never go to bat for immigration reform because that would cut directly into their profits when they have to increase wages, pay benefits, taxes etc. Also, the US has long had a history of hate. Some of the people we have hated over the years.....The British, The Spanish, The Germans, The French, The Native Americans, The Irish, The Italians, The Polish, The Jewish, The Japanese, The Russians, The Blacks and now The Latinos. Heck during the Civil War we hated whomever was on the opposite side of the slavery issue. Hate is not a new thing nor are hate crimes and laws built to placate the ignorant into letting them think their government supports them. It is just a political tactic used to divert attention from the real agendas and to get contributions and re-elections. It is all about power and money and anyone that things different is deluding themselves. I will end with the poem, written by Emma Lazarus that is on the Statue Of Liberty. Clearly she should be torn down because the message is meaningless.
The New Colossus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"