If your family immigrated to America and you support enforcing our immigration laws that makes you a fraud according to illegal alien Jose Antonio Vargas. The Philippine undocumented immigrant superstar tweeted, then deleted, a scathing condemnation of what he sees as “white people” hypocrisy yesterday.
Dear “white” people: You are not “white.” you are immigrants. in Ellis Island days, you showed up w/o papers and were processed.— Jose Antonio Vargas (@joseiswriting) August 02, 2014
I’m not quite sure why he insists on putting white in quotations or why he thinks it’s impossible to be both white and an immigrant, but clearly Vargas sees the Caucasians as his enemy. Beyond that very unsubtle bit of racism, his theory that legal immigration is the same thing as millions of illegal aliens flooding into this country is flawed.
The proof is right in his tweet. He says immigrants showed up at Ellis Island and were “processed.” Yeah, that’s how legal immigration works. My Great Grandparents, and millions of Europeans like them, showed up at a designated government entry point. They were interviewed, deemed fit, and granted permission to enter the United States.
And, contrary to Vargas’ claim, my ancestors and most of the late 19th century/early 20th century immigrants did arrive with documentation. The With Out Papers designation applied mostly to a specific wave of Italian immigrants and eventually evolved into an ethnic slur.
Now, let’s contrast that with illegal immigration: People sneak around designated entry points and come into the country without permission in clear violation of the law. They are not interviewed to determine if they are criminals. They are not checked out to see if they carry communicable diseases. They are not vetted in any way. See the difference?
Yes, America was founded by immigrants, but there is a huge difference between the ones that built this country and the ones that are currently destroying it. My Great Grandparents came here looking for a better life and recognized what a wonderful opportunity America gave them to achieve that. They assimilated. They demanded that only English be spoken in their house. When WWII broke out, my Grandfather and his brothers where the first ones in line to enlist.
The wave after wave of mostly Latino illegal immigrants don’t give a rat’s ass about this country, our culture, or our laws. They see America as a gravy train and nothing more. They take us much as they can without giving back a thing. That’s what parasites do not people looking to realize the American dream.
The entire point of legal immigration is to regulate who comes in this country. Funny how liberals want all kinds of restrictions on gun ownership, but no oversight on immigration, isn’t it?
Vargas’ tweet was a complete failure, which is why he deleted it, but it is also deeply offensive. Playing the race card, revising history, and lying have failed to sell the American public on accepting amnesty for the tens of millions of illegal aliens and the millions more sure to come because of it.
Meanwhile, Vargas, the world’s most famous illegal alien, is able to board planes without proper identification. He was detained by the border patrol, looking for illegals, and was released. He makes a nice living as a left-wing journalist and has no fear of deportation. I don’t know what he’s bitching about. The system is working out just fine for him.