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by Alfredo Ramos.  [November 14, 2003]





[]  I don't really believe that all ghosts stories and alien abductions are real, neither that the government is doing experiments on civilians. But there is a real deal going on in the states, and it is manipulated by the media in any way they desire.

I'm talking about illegal immigrants, and I'm not afraid to say I'm one of them, because I think I have a valuable opinion to share with you. We are often portrayed as parasites on the American society, but I can't help but wonder ... do people know what is the life of an illegal alien like?

Let me give you a catchy headline: Slaves in America, in the 21st century!

Imagine yourself in an foreign land, not being able to learn the language because you spend around 12 to 16 hours of your day in low paying jobs, that requires you not as a person, but as a pair of arms.

Not being aloud to drive a vehicle, buy a house, or get a decent education. If you thought that not getting into the college of your choice was bad enough, think how it is like not being able to go to college at all.

We are also victims of the American paranoia. We are not terrorists, or foreign germbags, we are human beings!

And the conspiracy I was talking about earlier is that the government knows how powerless our community is, and it (the government) takes advantage of the situation. Every time an illegal alien is pulled over by the police, they are fined with whatever reason they were pulled over, plus the charges of "no drivers license." And if there is no license, there is no insured car, which is another big ticket. If involved in an accident, there is no insurance company would take us.

If we die, our dead bodies can't stay in the country either.

What I'm trying to say is that we are blamed for most of the problems in this country. It is either that we are using services in this country that are not meant for us, it's that we run the illegal business too.

But let me add something else. This country gives nothing for free, so if we can carry our own weight in this country, I think we deserve to stay. We appreciate this country more than most Americans, and that is because we have the opportunity to do better than if we stayed on our countries.  But we work for those opportunities, we don't want anything for free. We want to earn it. We do not want to be on the other side of the law, but we have no choice.

If what the government wants is to have complete access to the society, the first thing to do would be to let us be a part of it.

You know what bothers me the most? It is that we are also portrayed as dumb as a cow! When people see me on the job, they would try to communicate with me by broken Spanish and sign language. We are not illiterates, we are trying to learn a second language.

I hope that you guys see my point. I don't expect you to do anything about it, but to think about it.

Copyright © 2003 by Alfredo Ramos.



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