Use this forum to discuss the March 2018 Book of the Month, "Final Notice" by Van Fleisher.
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I don't have any problem with immigration no matter where the people come from. But they have to do it legally. I know it's very difficult and I know a lot of these people are running away from pretty bad situations. But if they do it illegally, they take the risk of being sent back. It's sad, but it is how it is. They need to prove they come here to work and contribute to society and they should follow our laws.
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The flow of immigration is up to the government, and certainly they could slow the flow when the economy can't support them, but right now unemployment is at a historic low, so you could argue it's not an issue at this point. If you're talking about whether or not we should allow or disallow Muslims specifically, the answer is no. Here in the US we have little things like freedom of religion and separation of church and state. No President, or no member of Congress can call themselves a true American if they want to keep someone out of the country on no other basis but their religion.
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Immigration done legally should be allowed.
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I am glad the author took up this theme. Maybe, economic migration should be discouraged, but forced migration needs lots of welcoming and compassionate attitude.
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I agree that the immigrants need to come here legally, but I think the majority of us are from immigrant backgrounds. So, how can we deny someone else the right to pursue a better life, especially if they have children and their children are in danger where they currently live?
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Aren't we all immigrants of different nationalities? I mean, in the US unless you are of Native American descent your ancestors came from a different continent. I'm only 3rd generation American, so the term "Immigrant" applies as much to my grandparents and great grandparents too.
That being said, who are we to judge who can come to this country and who cannot? I suppose government legislation can employ different things to regulate individuals, and/or what they can bring with them. But, to forbid it totally would also mean we are preventing good, decent, hardworking people from seeking a better way of life in a free country.
Just my 2 cents.
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