Originally posted by Chris Cuilla
Does that make it "OK"?
Maybe I even paid more taxes and fees than you.
I was illegal for some time because:
INS lost my paperwork, 3 years down the drain.
Started my own business, no time or money...
Finally: Got expensive lawyer in Century city, 2 years later greencard.
First question of INS officer Gerhard Mueller (!)" did you ever smoke pot?"
Question 2: "did you ever sell cocain for profit?"
"Are you going to keep making great Jazz records?"
Illegal immigrants are big business. There is a whole industry built around us here. Loads of money changes hands and a lot of it is from overseas.
There are "illegal" immigrants who own mulitmillion dollar homes in Beverly Hills and I am sure in Washington DC as well.
There is a lot of people that are here illigally and become legal and contribute immensely. The currently very difficult process keeps a whole armada of lawyers in business including their secretarys, and several tons of paper are waisted yearly on immigration, copies, copies copies.
This needs reform badly.