Waiting in line does pay off.
Many times when We the People, Americans, talk of “illegal aliens” or “undocumented” people, we are really talking of immigrant line jumpers, people for whom waiting through the immigration process is just too arduous for their liking.
Then there are the ones who get in line, stay in line, do their due diligence, and VIOLA! on the next Fourth of July, they get their coveted American passport.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said it will make almost 7,500 immigrants new citizens in nearly 110 naturalization ceremonies between July 1 and July 5.
What’s more, the events will take place at some of America’s most patriotic sites including Boston’s USS Constitution, New York’s 9/11 grounds, Charlottesville, Virginia’s Thomas Jefferson home of Monticello, and Philadelphia’s Betsy Ross House.
This year, given the controversies surrounding the original Betsy Ross flag, and the sentiments of ignorant people who actually believe she was anything but an abolitionist, welcoming so many new Americans has taken on additional significance. Contrary to the schizophrenic beliefs of the left (America is a horrible place to live, but let’s let the poor, tired, and hungry in for free anyway), there are those willing to go the legal way in order to call themselves one of us.
Jessica M. Vaughan, the director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, said that they should be respected for following the rules to becoming a U.S. citizen.
“We have a system with rules,” she told Secrets. “The 4 million people on the green card waiting list were sponsored by a family member or an employer and paid hundreds of dollars in application fees. Sure, our system has flaws, but it was adopted through our democratic process. It’s a slap in the face to those waiting and their American sponsors to fail to control illegal immigration and to repeatedly enact amnesties,” she added