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How long do you think it will be until people coming here illegally from Mexico will be treated as refugees instead of criminals?

Like it or not it will probably happen. Especially if we go to war against the drug cartels.
Violence in Mexico is getting worse by the day. Anyone who stands up to the drug cartels is killed within hours. People are getting desperate for safety and are coming to America to save the lives of themselves and their families.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:13 PM on Mar. 26, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (56)
  • Not soon enough....................
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:15 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • As soon as their economy officially collapses...
    timelessglass

    Answer by timelessglass at 11:16 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • Refugee status is hard to get and comes in limited numbers. It's not the yellow brick road those who endorse criminals think it is.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:17 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • I don't know where you live, but in some places in our country they already are treated that way. And with Janet Napoletano opening our borders and handcuffing ICE to prevent them from doing their jobs, I would say it's on it's way to your town very, very soon. Enjoy!

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:20 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • I live in AZ we have been dealing with it a long time now. The average Mexican here is not a criminal. They are just looking to live a life where they don't have to worry about their children seeing decapitated heads on their way to school. If we could come up with a better system to keep track of those already here we could weed out the good from the bad in a short time. The way it is now lets the bad ones go and the good ones fall through the cracks.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:26 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • ugh i hope not we dont need anymore people here living on taxpayer money, mexico took alot of our jobs
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:27 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • Anon :27 Why would you automatically think that people here from Mexico are too stupid to take care of themselves? And when did Mexico come here and "take our jobs"? Jobs are given to the qualified person.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:31 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • Personally I think that they should not be. If we start taking them in, as we are now for the most part, then our economy will only collape faster. Let them solve there own problems without making ours worse. Do you think that if our economy collapsed that they would be welcoming us in? or even giving us the same perks as they get for living here illigally? I doubt it.
    vbongard

    Answer by vbongard at 11:34 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • I agree vbongard....but it doesn't look like they are able to handle their own problems. Plus with it spilling over into our country we are forced to deal with it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:38 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • hey, i am all for helping someone, but at what cost?? our country has enough problems, we don't have the money to keep ourselves afloat let alone anymore...

    and im sorry but imo they are taking jobs...my brother called about a landscaping job and never mind the fact he has years experince in it, he didn't get the job because he couldn't speak spanish...what kind of stuff is that??

    i feel sorry for those who are less fort. and were not born in america, but why does that have to fall on our shoulders?? i wish our country would stop policeing (sp) the world.... who is helping us now? or when 9/11 happened?
    JuLiAnSmOmMy317

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 11:39 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

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