My grandparents on both sides of my family came from Eastern Europe and French Canada almost 100 years ago. They had to learn English and give up all they knew to live here. They raised their children to speak English and adapt to the American way.
Protesters showed their true colors by raising flags from their home countries. If their allegiance is to those countries, they should go back.
These people want citizenship without earning it. They feel that, because they work in the fields or clean toilets, as our distinguished mayor said, that gives them equal rights. How many times has the mayor cleaned a toilet or helped in the fields?
You don’t earn equal rights by protesting and taking a day off from businesses that depend on you. If you are not a citizen of the United States, go home and stand in line like everyone else. The president said it right: America is for those who work and add something to this great nation. Those who want to join the United States should learn English and pay taxes, which helps the economy, schools and general growth of this country.
I am a minority, but I have earned my way, serving in the armed forces and paying taxes. I have cleaned toilets and picked fruit. It’s time to give the United States back to its citizens.
The fools who cross our borders don’t realize they are doing to our economy what communism couldn’t: bringing us to our knees because we can’t absorb 30 million illegals.
Between 1975 and 1978, America took in people from Asia. They stood in line and waited; now, the world wants in. We must take care of our own — the hungry, homeless and elderly who contributed all their lives and now live in poverty.
— Jeff A. Goldstein, Simi Valley