# 34 Immigrants Not Americans Must Adapt Take It or Leave It

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# 34 Immigrants Not Americans Must Adapt Take It or Leave It

Wonder where in this world common-sense has fled too!
Touchy subject speaking on immigrants.
Many are upset on the one hand, and others are ‘welcome’ to America, no matter what.
(case in point)
Civil rights groups and critics say the Arizona law is discriminatory, while supporters call it
an understandable and valid response to the wave of crime in border states blamed on illegal immigrants.

The president has been under pressure from Congress to take stronger action to stem the flow of
illegal immigrants from Mexico. He has asked for an additional $500 million to bolster border security,
and is sending 1,200 National Guard troops to assist federal officials.

The president and Brewer have been at odds over the Arizona law, which President Obama has called discriminatory,
and which his administration is considering challenging in court.

Addressing reporters, Brewer said she was encouraged and said the president agreed to work together,
but she reiterated her position on the Arizona law.”It was the right thing to do, I believe that we are
protecting the people of Arizona, and beyond that I believe we are protecting the people of America,” said Brewer.

Brewer said the president told her the majority of resources he has requested, including National Guard troops,
would go to Arizona.

On a possible government legal challenge to the Arizona law, she quoted President Obama as saying he would
leave that up to the Department of Justice.

As Brewer was speaking, representatives of groups opposing the Arizona law demonstrated outside the
White House grounds, among them Gustavo Andrade representing the group Casa de Maryland.

“What do we want? Immigration reform. When do we want it? Now,” shout demonstrators.

“Governor Brewer is legalizing racism in her state,” said Andrade. [The law] is nothing else than a way to target
the immigrant population of Arizona and to make their lives as difficult as possible.”

Governor Brewer has rejected suggestions that implementation of the Arizona law be delayed,
telling reporters a modification approved earlier by Arizona’s legislature will prevent racial profiling.

Why are there unauthorized people in the United States at all!
What about all the incoming people that followed the rules, and made adjustments to adapt to the new ways encountered!
(another case in point)

Situations I’ve read, like in Florida, ‘The whole curious affair began when Fatima Ali Rezah, a citizen of Algeria,
refused to unveil for a driver’s license photo in Florida.
The clerk, who didn’t follow society carefully, thought she was joking.
She wasn’t.
Her religion, she said, prohibited baring her face.
The laws of the United States were irrelevant.’

If the laws of United States are ‘irrelevant’, why is this lady even here!

Well as I see it unfolding, if one refuse to abide by current United States laws, and
want to follow ‘rules of their homeland or religion’, is to deport these people back
to their own original home’ country, to have that freedom.

Is annoying when non-english speaking folks complain that everything is in english.
Sheesh, that’s our common language people.
I walk into an ethnic foods store I see all the signs in the language of that nationality.
Nothing in english, not even the spoken words.

So you came from another country, so what! Adapt to our ways or get out.
If I moved to your country, I’m expected to learn the language and a bit about the laws in you land. The same common-sense thinking applies to any that think otherwise. Learn, and adapt or go back where you came from.

Why should Americans change their language and ways, to accommodate you!
Why should the laws give special favors to any!
If a law is wrong, yes it needs to be changed.
If you want to maintain your nations cultures, fine, do so. But you’re nuts if you expect this nation to alter it’s ways for you.
So I repeat, ‘Adapt to our ways or get out. Follow our laws or get out.

I read of Americans being killed, hacked, chopped, or put into prison for innocently
breaking the law in your home countries. Your happy to be free of your counties
tyranny, terror, laws or ways. Appreciate that new freedom, or go back home to
your country if you love it so much.

To all that are here legally or in the process of doing so, ‘Welcome’ and thank you
for not expecting all the rules to be changed just for you and following the same
laws and ways, that I abide by.

So lets all be happy and appreciative for the good in our lives.
Yes, there are flaws with some of our laws and ways. Many citizens are earnestly
endeavoring to correct those weak spots legally.
So bear with the rest of us, while adjustments are being made.

Had to refresh my memory regards Hijab, niqab, burka

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4 comments to # 34 Immigrants Not Americans Must Adapt Take It or Leave It

  • Atika

    Interesting article about the Algerian lady who wouldn’t remove her veil for her driver’s license photo.I am Algerian myself, and believe me most Algerian women don’t wear a veil,and for the women who do a very small minority cover their faces, it is not an Algerian tradition but was rather imported from the middle east.
    In any case,the law for women who do wear a veil in Algeria is the same as in the U.S when it comes to “official” photos as they are required to take off their veils when taking pictures for any kind of ID for security purposes.So I think that in the case of this lady she was overzealous, and just wanted to create a polemic.

  • Thank you Atika.
    Is at times difficult to discern the real truth behind certain actions.
    Regardless, one must at least honor the laws of a given country, without creating a fuss,
    while you are in that other country for what ever the reason.
    Refusal to honor and follow a counties ‘just’ laws, is disrespect.

  • An excellent and timely post Dear Talker! My dad would love you for writing this one! :)

    My mother was from Japan and she left Japan behind for the very reasons you state above. Women were treated as ‘things’ and not as a person with equal rights to the laws and of the hardships she had experienced in her native culture, she said, I’ll never go back to that.’ I admire my mother who travailed with ‘learning’ the english language, one very different from Kenji and she also took on an American name as she said, ‘I became an American citizen to become an American. I am an American now.’

    Common Sense is it seems a flip of the coin in moments …

    From living abroad myself, no matter where, there were ones whose only dream was of coming to America, the land of the free as they called it. And there’s a reason for this. I agree Talker, if you want to leave an oppressive country behind, well, leave their ways of oppression behind as well and adapt.

    The ‘issue’ I see relates to one’s willingness and ability to adapt to a new culture. Not leaving the one they come from to re-create it again in the ‘new world’ …

    To maintaining our Freedom InLove,


  • Thank you Julia, for sharing your mothers and your experiences. Leaving ones original homeland, involves many hard choices, regardless of circumstances. Adapting to the new countries laws, language and ways, can be very difficult, yet a necessary step. Appreciate your description of the process, as you saw it unfold. Your mothers words show a keen wisdom, and tip of the hat for dad.

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