well, illegal immigration certainly entails trespassing. They are
guests, crashing the gates, and breaking the law.
First, saying that they are breaking the law in a debate about what the
law should be is pointless. Escaping slaves broke the law, too, to draw
an extreme example.
But immigrants do not necessarily trespass. If Miguel sneaks into the
country and then pays cash for the house next door to mine, what is the
problem? He has his own land, and isn't using mine. Now, if he can't
find anywhere to live, can't afford to buy or rent a home, then we have a
problem. But that's only *our* problem if taxpayers then pay for his
shelter, and that's a problem orthogonal to immigration.
Either one agrees that Americans should be the ones deciding who is
to be a guest in our country or not. I don't understand why this is even
Because I don't have the right to tell my neighbors what to do with their
land, including renting it or selling it to people who got to this country
after I did, and I don't have the right to tell my neighbors what to do
with their businesses, including employing or selling to people who got to
this country after I did.
~Chris, whose genes have been in North America since the 1910s (1/2), the
1700s (1/4), and the 1600s (1/4), and is glad Great Grandpa Joe could run
a business despite NINA signs.