October 22, 2010

What part of Illegal do you fail to comprehend?

From FOX News:
Illegal Aliens Canvass for Votes in Wash. State
SEATTLE -- When Maria Gianni is knocking on voters' doors, she's not bashful about telling people she is in the country illegally. She knows it's a risk to advertise to strangers that she's here illegally -- but one worth taking in what she sees as a crucial election.

The 42-year-old is one of dozens of volunteers -- many of them illegal immigrants -- canvassing neighborhoods in the Seattle area trying to get naturalized citizens to cast a ballot for candidates like Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, who is in a neck-to-neck race with Republican Dino Rossi.

Pramila Jayapal, head of OneAmerica Votes, says the campaign is about empowering immigrants who may not feel like they can contribute to a campaign because they can't vote.

"Immigrants really do matter," Jayapal said. "If we can't vote ourselves, we're gonna knock on doors, or get family members to vote."
The key reason why people like this really really piss me off:
"There's always a risk," Gianni said in Spanish about her legal status. "But if there's a change, I would feel like I contributed, even in a small part, to a change we all need."

Gianni arrived in the United States on a visa 13 years ago looking for work and stayed. For a while her only son lived here, but has since moved back to Mexico.
Emphases mine -- she is forty two years old (not some families grandma who is not expected to adapt) and has been here thirteen fscking years and still prefers to speak in Spanish? Christ on a Corn Dog. She may be a wonderful person but when you move to a different nation, you should be prepared to learn the language and to assimilate. That is what my Dad's family did. That is what Jen's family did. The United States of America is not Mexico Lite (now with more employment opportunities) -- if you are not here legally, you have a moral obligation to recuse yourself from our political process. This is a perfect example of an Overton Window and we need to bust out its boundaries so we can view the entire range and scope... Posted by DaveH at October 22, 2010 7:44 PM
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