Immigrants didn't "choose" to be born in Mexico (or any country, for that matter). Where you are born is not a "choice" made by you, nor is it a choice made by a great percentage of parents worldwide.
For example, how many people can afford to move to another country, right now? It is a fact that the majority of americans are living "paycheck to paycheck!"
By having children in school (immigrants and otherwise), there are jobs for Americans. Teachers and other school employees.
If you think that illegal immigrants are getting a "free education on your dime" then think again! The fact is that illegal immigrants work and pay taxes, with one small but VERY SIGNIFICANT difference! They don't get income tax returns. Ask yourself, what happens to all the money that is deducted from illegal immigrants paychecks over their lifetime?
It is no "free ride" by any definition of the term.
This country was founded on immigrants, even illegal immigrants.
What would you do if you were born in a country where you could not support your family, even if you worked 24/7?
What would you do if you were born in a counrty where the government is so openly corrupt that it's beyond repair?
What would you do if you could not get an education in your home country, for yourself or for your children?
How about living in a country where you either work for the drug cartels or they kill your family first (in front of you) and then kill you afterwards?
What about living illegally in the USA and not being able to say a word about how you are treated by the government, your employer, the police, or anyone else?
Who (in this country) is going to go out in the fields and pick produce in the 120 degree heat for minimum wage?
"the assumption is not absurd. It's completely valid and real. Would you want a police officer shopping with his/her kids to be confronted or followed by someone they arrested? Do you want the officer and their family to be followed to their car and possibly home? Many criminals wouldn't be afraid of doing this.""
... It is quite simple, really!
If a cop made a dirty arrest, (lied on a police report, planted dope on someone, "stretched the truth" in court) then by all means, they should worry about confrontations with those "criminals" who they have arrested/wronged.
If the arrest was a good, honest one, both the cop and the criminal have an understanding... A "well! you caught me!" attitude.
You are talking about retaliation here! The only person a criminal has to retaliate on is their self, cause they screwed up!
Realistically, retaliation is more common in the reverse. Meaning a cop "roughing up" a criminal/suspect who 'filed a complaint against them'!
"Personally, i've had quite afew run-ins with cops here, arrests or not. But i honestly don't remember what any of 'em look like b/c all pigs look prettymuch the same anyways. I just wouldn't even recognise them if i saw them in civilan clothes & not in their gestapo uniform. And i suspect the same goes for most folks."
Back to the "honest arrest" concept! If a cop made a dirty arrest, (lied, perjured, planted dope etc) you sure as hell are going to remember what they look like! Especially when you see them on the witness stand, lying through their teeth!
At least I remember what the cop(s) look like who have done the aforementioned to me!
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