The current application fee for US naturalization is $595. It is one of the first steps for an immigrant to become a legal US citizen. The total costs can run up to $15,000. Then there is the time. It can take years before INS even considers your file.
So…..why do it? Seriously. Why?
Are you, the immigrant who takes the time, effort and money to become a legal citizen of this great country, mentioned at all in the press and media that is obsessed with the issue of immigration?
No. You’re not.
Illegal, oh….wait “undocumented” immigrants are one of the most defended and protected groups in this country.
Scores of activist groups cater to the illegal immigrant. The media and press LOVE them. Oh, and the benefits they are bestowed! The plethora of benefits!
You can, as an illegal immigrant in this country:
- Obtain a driver’s license.
- Use an ill-gotten Social Security Card with the IRS’s APPROVAL
- Be immune to deportation
- Receive welfare payments, (EBT card, WIC, SNAP, etc.)
- Receive free healthcare
- Receive job training
- Receive in-state college tuition
- Receive subsidized HUD housing
- Receive free phones and phone service
- Receive assistance to pay utility bills
- Find a lawyer
- Find jobs
- Get transportation help
- Find ESL classes.
I could go on and on.
The Democratic Party National Committee headed by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, hired an illegal immigrant for publicity, “tolerance”, acceptance and brotherhood. You? The legal immigrant?
Let me introduce you to Jose Antonio Vargas. He is a hero to the illegal immigration supporters. Back in the 1990’s, Vargas used a Filipino passport and false documents that included an illegally obtained green card and a driver’s license to help him avoid deportation. (Of course, now that is old and busted. You can get these now as an illegal, no big wup.)
He’s done amazing things as an illegal here. He went to college on a full scholarship. He knew he couldn’t apply for financial aid at that time (things have changed since), so his teachers helped him secure a private scholarship. He went on to become a journalist at the Washington Post. The WaPo found out he was “undocumented” and applauded his decision to “come out” and helped him became a celebrity of sorts.He’s been published in TIME Magazine, The Huffington Post, The New York Times Magazine and the New Yorker among other publications
He’s a STAR.
Vargas has become the public face of “undocumented immigrants.” He presented “emotional testimony” at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in February 2013. He went on to write, produce, and direct the autobiographical 2013 film, Documented, which CNN Films broadcasted in June 2014.
According to Wikipedia, Vargas’s articles on the AIDS epidemic in Washington, D.C., inspired a feature-length documentary, The Other City, which he co-produced and wrote. The documentary premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival and aired on Showtime. In July 2015, Vargas directed and starred in a new documentary, White People, about the concept of white privilege. The film debuted on MTV.
This is not a man living in poverty. You can bet he is now fairly well off. So, with all this fame, fortune and high-profile, you would think he would FINALLY apply for a legal green card, right? WRONG.
He continues to flaunt his illegal status and profit from it. Even though he can obviously afford to now go through the legal systems in place to become a legal immigrant and apply for citizenship, he chooses not to. Why? Because it is more profitable for him to stay illegal, than it is to apply for citizenship. His whole draw is being the “victim”. It is the very resume he needed for all his gigs. If he went through the system to be legal, his benefactors would abandon him. No one would care one whit about him anymore.
You, the immigrant who has chosen to “go through the system,” are chumps, plain and simple. No group cares about YOU other than lawyers who want your money. This country does not revere you or honor you like they do the illegal immigrant.
In fact, the very term “illegal immigrant”, being an entirely valid term, is now considered bigotry.
In due time, every illegal immigrant will find solace via the US Federal Government. “Immigration Reform” WILL happen. And all the illegal immigrants in this country will become “legal” with the stroke of a politician’s pen.
Everyone who came here on a VISA and overstayed; all those who came across our borders illegally, all those to who found some way to get here and completely ignore our laws and the legal naturalization system will be legal.
Every time the press or media run a story on “immigration”, “immigrants” or about groups or individuals who are “anti-immigrant”, they’re not talking about YOU, the “legal” immigrant! They’re talking about their heroes, ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.
They do not even recognize you. You are invisible.
You’re chumps, and you’ve been had.