Wednesday, August 15, 2012

immigration

After we legally adopted Alex and Zoe, we had to wait 9 months for our immigration application to be approved by the the state department to get their immigration visa's.  They stayed in an orphanage for 9 extra months so that they could legally immigrate to live with their parents.
 
Another couple travelled 2 weeks ahead of us and have been waiting 2 1/2 years for the immigration visa's for their daughters.  They are still waiting...not because of any questionable issues with their relinquishment.
 
I think if you break the law you shouldn't get to cut in line.  I am sure there are exceptions to the rules...there are always exceptions.  Immigration is awesome...it is how our country was built.  I don't think it is fair that people who illegally came into this country get to stay and 2 year old girls living in orphanages have to wait 2 or more years to live with their parents.  Maybe if 2 year old immigrant adoptees from West Africa could vote, our president would help with their immigration paperwork.
 
Yes...like I mentioned, you can always find some sob story case that makes you question whether a law is right or wrong ... but if the word "illegal" precedes an action....any action....guess what...it is illegal.  The argument isn't should it be...it either is or isn't.  If you think the law is wrong...work to change it.  You can't just pretend it isn't the law.
 
 

2 comments:

Colleen said...

I have a friend from Ghana who came here legally but his wife and children were still in Ghana. It took my friend many, many years to finally get his family to the US legally and they were finally able to come last year.

Even though it was hard on everyone involved, things needed to be done legally.

Michelle said...

Colleen - that is exactly what I am talking about. It isn't fair and if there is one thing I am all about...it is fairness! Thanks!

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