U.S. Colonization v. Immigration

We would like to preface this writing by stating that we have written on the topic of immigration in so many numerous ways. Actually in 2007 and 2008 we wrote a series of articles that illustrated the differences between being an immigrant, an emigrant, and a colonist.

When people inaccurately refer to the United States of America as a “land of immigrants” as in the case of President Obama, they show a propensity of what a political gain could be to them; however, this is only a miniscule part of the American experience. In fact, there has never been a time in U.S. history where the illegal immigration status stands as it does currently.

Therefore, strictly speaking about immigration, since 1965 to 2010, America has never experienced such wanton behavior from any group of immigrants such as we are experiencing with Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and from Central and South America nations.

“There is a huge difference between immigrating to a different place and the colonization of that same place.”

Immigration to the United States is an often misunderstood part of American history. Many scholars, politicians, and definitely special interest groups, who aggressively use our history of immigration as an argument for mass immigration, or especially amnesty in the present day, imply that the present day situation is comparable to different times in American history when there were large influxes of migrants to the U.S.

However, nothing could be further from the truth.

The current reality is far more complex, and speaks to our present immigration crisis in a number of ways. Oh yes! I still get a bit ticked when most people are scurrying around espousing such idiosyncrasies as ‘immigrant rights, or whether or not illegal aliens should be subject to the same laws as any other citizen of the United States.’ Worse still is the notion of the benefits illegals receive that U.S. citizens don’t.

More later…

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