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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

New U.S. Citizens: Get a Clue Before You Vote

Source: Fox News

OK, this really pissed me off. I'm pissed at the politicians and organizations that create this, and the media that perpetuates it. I'm pissed that there wasn't some sort of intelligence test to weed this shit out BEFORE citizenship is granted.

For thousands of Americans, Tuesday is just another Election Day. But for Americans like Carlos Enriquez, it's a novel experience. Enriquez, 34, a native of Colombia, is voting in this country for the very first time.


For Enriquez, who came to the United States in 1999 and became a citizen in July, issues like immigration laws, including the recently passed Secure Fence Act — which he opposes — are top of mind.


"I think it's really important for people like me to vote," Enriquez said. "We're not doing nothing wrong. We're growing this country."
I can only assume that you came here legally, Carlos, since you were recently naturalized. Please, PLEASE, PLEASE listen to me carefully: there is a huge difference between you and illegal aliens. Please, PLEASE, PLEASE do not lump legal immigrants and illegal aliens into one big brown lump in your head.

Then there's this guy, who seems to have memorized the open borders talking points while he was brushing up on American civics for his citizenship test.

Javier Lora of Thornton, Colo., will be going to the polls Tuesday to cast his votes for the first time in a U.S. election.


Like Enriquez, Lora lists immigrants' rights among the election issues he considers most important this year. He is against the "wall" that the government plans to build along the U.S.-Mexico border.

"I don't agree with it," he said. "They say that's to keep immigrants out of the country, but this country is built on immigrants. It's just going to create a friction between Mexico and the U.S. A wall is not going to stop [people] from coming. There are going to be more deaths because of it."
No, actually, we don't say it's to keep immigrants out of the country -- it's to keep illegal aliens out of the country.

Of course, the aforementioned politicians, organizations, and media do everything in their power to conflate legal immigrants and illegal aliens. I'd just like to know that any new citizens are smart enough to see through the bullshit before they register and vote, that's all.

Is that too much to ask?

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