As usual a good friend of mine which I will call my conscience noticed that I really needed to blog. I have been so caught up between having to move a month and a half early, thanks to monstrous water leak under the bathroom, the kids, working, working and working; that I have neglected to search for some peace. My life is a complete bi-polar mess; torn between my life now and what I know I have back home in the States.
Only my closest friends (like my conscience) are the only ones that really know what an American life affected by immigration is like. No matter what people in my situation choose, there is always pain and suffering somewhere.
For instance, the deport them all attitude has landed 46,000 children in a already burdened foster system in only 6 months. No matter how you feel about their parents’ status these children are US Citizens weather you like it or not. We should never punish children for their parents sins. I know what many will retort, “What about the kids whose parents are in jail….?”; my response is 1.) The majority of the parents that are in jail are within a proximity to their children and are allowed to visit with them
2.) Any crime that would be equivalent to entering without inspection would not come with a 10 year sentence
3.) Being in the United States without Authorization is NOT a Crime (take it up with the FED GOVT)
4.) The Constitution is supposed to protect Un-Authorized Migrants otherwise they would have immunity from prosecution like a Diplomat
5.) I could keep going but I feel it would be Redundent
Let me move on to Un-Authorized Migrants with Citizen Spouses. Just like before, the old retort is that they should not have married a ham sandwich and they need to go to the Immigrants Country. This is not ok; so many countries where peoples spouses are from are not medically or physically safe for Americans. I have been turned away from 2 hospitals with 105 fever, suffering from Giardia and Salmonella, here in Bolivia. First question out of their mouth’s at Hospital Obrero and the Woman’s Hospital was : “Is she American?” Then they came up with excuses why I could not be seen when my husband told them I was. Don’t fool yourself…my healthcare was and is not free here. We paid out almost our entire months salary on that illness.
For me, I miss my older daughters, this is not fair to them or my younger children. They have missed out growing up with each other. I constantly feel like something is missing. I ache to hold my daughters and do the things that most moms get to do with their 12 and 13 year olds. There are enough kids without one parent in their life without the govt forcing parental alienation on parents who want to be in their kids lives. No matter what I choose one set of my children will be without a parent.
I have realized if my husband does not get his visa, I may never see my sisters or my parents again. Even if I do; maybe my mom won’t recognize me (this terrifies me, she is forgetting more each day and is only 54).
I feel like moving on…I have heard it before…my family immigrated legally…
Yep, so did mine…one of them on the Mayflower…it is hard to say, there were no laws in place when many of our ancestors immigrated to this country. Even if they were…how do you know if your ancestor didn’t bribe someone or got their papers for voting for a crooked politician (seeing as they have always existed).
I know I probably can’t change your mind; I just want you to think and realize that you are disillusioning not only myself and my friends but also our children. Our children are the future of America and they won’t forget this.