A Story About Legal Immigration

By a Marine Corps Veteran, Retired Correctional Lieutenant, and Oath Keeper

Legal Immigration
Legal Immigration

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- We are a nation of laws, a Constitutional Republic! As such we already have immigration laws. I know this because of my beautiful wife. She and her family came here legally from the Philippines.

In 1966 after graduating from nursing school in the Philippines, my wife’s oldest sister and two other young women were sponsored by a hospital to come here as nurses. They did and found a small apartment within walking distance of their work. They did not buy cars or fancy clothes but all worked hard and took all the overtime that was available, for the sole purpose of sending money home to better their respective families.

In the case of my wife’s family the decision was made that the ten remaining siblings would all go to college for the chance to come to America, the land of milk and honey. The other two nurses were doing the exact same thing. It would be ten years before the first family members would come and one was my wife.

This was an arduous task as education was but one condition. There were numerous health and good standing requirements as well as the requirement to be sponsored by a United States citizen. My wife and another sister came here with nothing but their clothes and determination to work hard for the betterment of the remaining family members. Both of these ladies had to leave their children behind in an effort to create a better life. It would be two years before they would see their children again.

Even though both women had college educations, the educational requirements were different between the two countries. My wife and her sister cleaned houses, raked leaves, cleaned yards, and any other legal work that they could do so that they could go back to college and make up any educational requirements to better their lot.

They lived in a one bedroom apartment to save money. Then two years later their father along with their two children came. He was 72 at the time and came on a work visa. He secured a job with the county on a tree planting crew. He kept this job for fifteen years. Shortly after his arrival all that were here decided to become United States citizens. They studied, applied, were accepted, tested and sworn in.

Now there were four adults and two children living in a one bedroom apartment. Because everyone was working they decided that shifts had to be changed in order to provide for the children. Everyone was working every minute of overtime available to create a semblance of wealth. Some was sent home to provide for the rest and the remaining was banked for the future.

Three years passed and my wife and her older sister decided to buy a house in order to provide space for the family. They wrote a check and bought a home. Then more came and all went to work. My wife’s older brother came here with his wife and two young boys and was unable to secure a job, so he enlisted in the Army and made a career of it. His younger brother seeing this also joined the Army but after four years he left active duty and transferred to the National Guard. He also worked and eventually became a postman.

A second home was purchased and it was one block from the first. Then all came here and everyone became productive United States citizens. In total with the children there were 23 that came.

Not one of my wife’s family members, at any time, accepted or requested any aid, welfare or any handout of any kind. They are very proud of this fact.

Everyone can remember where they were on 9/11. As I watched the events unfold and I was getting ready for work as a Correctional Sergeant, my statement to my wife was, “This is the greatest nation on earth.” She said to me, “Yes it is but you don’t understand!” She continued to say that since I was born here I really had no idea. That she and her family, if they had stayed in the Philippines, would have never had to opportunity or great life that they enjoy. In America if you are willing to work hard that you can achieve your dreams.

My wife is very vocal on immigration. She believes in it as she and her entire family have prospered because of it. However she thinks and states that it is not only illegal, but extremely unfair, to allow any illegal to stay and reap benefits from taxpayers. We already have a path to citizenship that is legal.

Even though our friends on the left use buzzwords like undocumented, amnesty, and a path to citizenship, that does not change the fact that we are being overwhelmed by this burden. Despite what some may think, this is nothing more than a usurpation of our laws by giving illegals citizenship in order to buy Democrat votes.

Either we have laws or we don’t.

Photo credit: WIRED

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Joe
Joe
2 years ago

The Demoncrats just want the illegal immigrants here so they can vote for the Demoncrats. In California, illegal immigrants can go to the Department of Motor Vehicles. They just fill out the form that has a check box asking if you want to vote. Click “yes” and they give you the form to register to vote!

tomcat
tomcat
2 years ago

Just a few days ago the IRS and Homeland security raided a meat processing plant that was strategically placed in the country and not easy to get to. The raid produced a whole lot of illegals and a bunch of them had been caught two times before and came back. There were thousand kids out of school the next day because the captured were their parents. ISN’T that a bunch of crap that we are supporting that many that shouldn’t be here. The wives were crying because these guys have kids and grandkids and they are going to be deported.… Read more »

Brick
Brick
2 years ago

First I hate that businesses can “sponsor” anyone. There are American citizens who have school loans to get nursing RN and so on. To simply grab a person from mexico or any other place who will not incur the same debt or qualifications is not only an insult, it’s down right disrespectful. University’s do this as do many others. It’s a back door and those people aren’t vetted no matter if they’re family or not on your wifes side. People have family here and have no idea what they’re up to. I too was in the service and had a… Read more »

Douglas Kuykendall
Douglas Kuykendall
2 years ago

John you are so right.It is going to take killing a few,word will get out illegal crossings will shrink to nothing.Then you’ll have lawyers an judges,all left wing trying to stop it.Round them up for gitmo.All people coming here legally,needs to learn English before they are made US citizens.They need to make America their home.Leave their ways where they come from.This BS of whining an protesting because they don’t like what America stands for is BS.The ones that are illegal now An goes protesting is BS.They have NO RIGHTS in this country now.Load them up an drop them off back… Read more »

Herb T
Herb T
2 years ago

You seem to have not been paying attention. If you are a member of congress or you are connected with the Clintons, some are obviously above the law. If you are Diane Feinstein, you can wave an AR around during your show and tell without worry of prosecution for violating DC law. As a peon, working class stiff, you would be thrown in jail for the criminal acts committed by the so-called political “elites.” If you are a democrat or republican high-placed in the federal government, you can violate the law and have the FBI say you didn’t mean it… Read more »

John
John
2 years ago

Good article, specifically when you are mentioning the Philippines that used to be an American colony. There are so many from there that are waiting in line for a entry visa after they have gone through the loops, paid their fees, got their medical. All of this costs a lot of money. Remember still there $200 is a dissent monthly pay, so $1500 fee is a lot of money. I know people from the Philippine that has already waited in line over 10 years. So for them it is totally unfair what is going on here when they let illegals… Read more »