It's a pity, really - here in Oregon, illegals are not only welcomed with open arms, but taxpayers subsidize all manner of things for them; the most recent, from the look of things, being to allow them to pay in-state tuition at colleges. But it's not that way elsewhere.
Life's hard in North Carolina, where folks are up in arms over the special drivers' licenses that the state's preparing to roll out. That pink band and the "No lawful status" line on the front, some say, is discriminatory, and some fear that it may result in illegals receiving some sort of special treatment at a police roadblock or when trying to cash a check.
'North Carolina should not be making it harder for aspiring citizens to integrate and contribute to our communities by branding them with a second-class driver's license,' said ACLU attorney Raul Pinto.
'There is simply no reason for officials to stigmatize people who are in the U.S. legally with an unnecessary marker that could lead to harassment, confusion, and racial profiling.'
No, we certainly wouldn't want that. It might be in the best interests of all for them to return home and, if they really want to come to the USA - where we accept more legal immigrants than any other country in the world - to then apply for legal immigration. Just like they're supposed to do.
Still, it could be worse: in Plano, black gangs are targeting Latinos. Now, it probably has nothing to do with race, as we all know that black people can't be racist; Jesse and his sidekick Al Sharpton have made that abundantly clear. No, this is most likely purely a cultural issue.
The warning hit home with Joe Lopez’s family. He says in the Hispanic culture people prefer to carry cash instead of putting it in banks, and that makes them targets.
“I carry cash also, so if I’m walking down the street I’m going to be worried. And plus, Hispanic people are scared to call the cops because of status…immigration status.”
So, there's the problem - it's a "cultural misunderstanding" or something, sort of like low-rider cars. Latinos like to carry cash, and they like low-riders; it's part of their culture. Worrying about immigration status is evidently a cultural thing, too. One might think they'd be more comfortable back home, as they apparently have great difficulty integrating into American culture.
Of course, they can always move to Oregon.