Tuesday, February 26, 2008

He’s an... Illegal Eh-lien

He’s stealing our jobs and our women. Plus, he talks funny.......click here for the story

This is the story of Morgan an undocumented immigrant from Canada. Go on read the story and laugh, it's pretty funny. But never forget that Morgan is not typical. He gives undocumented immigrants a bad name. Unlike most undocumented immigrants, he does not pay taxes, repeatedly crosses the border, and has a general ambivalence towards the United States. He does not want to provide a better life for his family or even himself. He is exactly what the anti-immigration crowd likes to point to when they start spewing their hate except they seem to be tolerating him because he a white Canadian. Check out the discussion on the hypocrisy of the anti-immigration groups over at ALIPAC.net . They find Morgan more acceptable than say Dr.Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa. The same anti-immigration site tolerating Morgan wanted Alfredo gone. Not about race eh?

In all fairness, Morgan's a good guy and the first to admit that he doesn't compare to the immigrants who come here looking for a better life. He also acknowledges the racism behind people's acceptance of him but not his brown skinned counterparts as yet another sign that this country isn't as colorblind as it likes to think it is.


Anonymous said...

The Canadians have it easy they "look" american so its hard to tell if they are illegal or not. Hispanics on the other hand do not look American. Its a fucked up world but hey I'd rather live here than in Mexico.

Damn Mexicans said...

I agree, except don't fall into the trap of associating white with American. In some people's eyes only Caucasians can be Americans. On a lot of anti-immigration site they like to use American for code as white and Illegal as code for Hispanic. It's something we have to be better at calling them out for.