Last week, actress, America Ferrera wrote a letter to Donald Trump regarding his comments on our illegal immigration problem. http://news.yahoo.com/america-ferreras-thank-letter-donald-trump-ignorant-racist-184816888.html
This is MY reply to her.
Thank YOU, for letting us know your allegiance is to your Latin heritage and not to the country that bares your name. I wonder if you would have achieved the success you have if your parents hadn’t come here from Honduras? Why did they come here? Wasn’t it for the opportunities and freedom this country provided them? Wasn’t it for a better life for you? And haven’t you enjoyed a better life?
Thank YOU for reminding us that there are people in this country that, regardless of the benefits they received, are more interested in their narrow agenda than the Constitution, the Rule of Law or what is best for the country. And, please, America, explain why Mexicans and South Americans are more deserving of reaping the benefits of living in this country than other countries?
You grew up in the comfortable community of Woodland Hills and received a full “Presidential Scholarship” (quite an honor) to USC. You received that scholarship because you were an intelligent young woman and a good student, so you should understand why this country is so attractive. You should be able to understand what is and isn’t Constitutional. Unconstitutional rulings are not “progress”.
Why were you so offended by what Mr. Trump had to say? Are you saying the best and brightest are illegally crossing our border? You said, “We are college graduates, bankers, police officers, entertainers, teachers, journalists, politicians…” Yes, but that’s after you have benefited from what American has to offer, that’s not what is crossing the border, is it? Are you saying there are no MS 13 gang members crossing? No cartels? No terrorists? No criminals are crossing along with the sweet nannies, housekeepers and gardeners? Trump wasn’t saying we don’t have our own criminals, but do you think it’s wise to import more? Do you think it’s “progress” to not know who is crossing our border? I’m assuming you own a house and I’m assuming there is a fence or wall around your property. Do you allow anyone (psycho fans, paparazzi) to come on your property uninvited?
Thank YOU for letting us know you don’t believe America has a right to decide who can and can’t enter the country? We already have 25% of the Mexican population living here and, in the not to distant future, if we don’t secure our borders and control immigration, this country will become a Latin American country. If you want to live in a Latin American country, why did you leave one?
Our Vice President said it’s a good thing we will no longer be a White majority country by 2017 (the census says 2043). Why will that be a “good thing”? Would it be a “good thing” if Mexico and South America no longer had Latin majorities? Would it be a “Good thing” if Africa no longer had a Black majority?
Thank YOU, America, for reminding us that LEGAL immigration has helped make this nation great. No one has ever said different. However, ILLEGAL immigration is a threat to our sovereignty. We no longer require immigrants to speak English, learn the value of our form of government or assimilate. Most who come illegally are poor and uneducated. And, although, I don’t blame them for wanting to come here and have a better life, I think we both know, without speaking English (the language of commerce), learning about our government and assimilating, they are poorly equipped to maintain it.
I wonder, America, when your religious liberty is stripped from you and your mostly Catholic community, if you’ll think it’s progress. When more things and more speech and more history is banned, you’ll think it’s progress. We don’t ban things in this country. Banning anything is oppressive, not progress. When you or a loved one is denied care, I wonder if you’ll think that’s progress. Government run healthcare is as far from progress as you can get.
Thank YOU for reminding us you see Latino communities, Black communities, Muslim communities, etc. not American communities. I suggest you ask Europe how multiculturalism is going for them. They have declared it a failure but you think it’s progress. And PLEASE, America, explain when this country has been “fundamentally transformed” from an educated, middle class, White majority, to a uneducated, poor, Latino majority, how that is progress.
Let me ask you this, when America is a Latin country, will it have the same opportunities? Can you tell me what Latin countries have been as successful as America, where even their poorest live in more comfort than most of the world? Can you tell me what Latin countries have had more innovators than we have?
California was a Red state. It was turned into a Blue, one party, state by illegal immigration. You are far too intelligent to believe that’s a good idea. We have been the most stable country in the world because we had two parties that kept our system in check. It has protected us from the tyranny of the majority.
Thank you for reminding us that growing up in America, benefiting from it’s freedom and opportunities doesn’t make you an American. Thank you for letting us know you believe those of us who believe in the Rule of Law and the Constitution are an “antiquated and endangered species of bigots”. You do understand believing “marriage” is between a man and a woman doesn’t mean you hate gays, don’t you? I guess your USC education (we paid for) didn’t teach you how to disagree with people without calling them names. Sad.
And, thank YOU for showing us who you are. This quote, “We will SILENCE you at the polls. We will vote and use our growing position in U.S. Politics…..and we know there is nothing that scares you more”, shows us your loyalty is to your “people” not America. I got it. You are for what you think benefits the Latino community (be careful what you wish for) and you are willing to silence and bully the rest of us. It is indelibly etched in my mind.
And, finally, thank YOU, for giving me a reason to do my part in a still (partially) free country to change the channel and not see movies you are in.