Illegal immigrants should have to wait


The number of unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. has increased to 30 million this year. This is not fair to those who are waiting patiently to come to the U.S. because there are some people who had to wait for five to seven years. If those illegal immigrants want to come here, they should learn to wait patiently like everybody else.

There are people in Malaysia or India that are going through long processes just to come here to America. Some of them are the Burmese people. To go to Malaysia, those people went through many obstacles like walking through the rainforest in the dark, hiding from the Malaysian police, getting packed in a minivan with 50 other people, and going to jail. They went through all that because they want to be here legally. With all the immigrants coming in illegally, they have to wait even longer or they can’t come at all. This is because the illegal immigrants are taking their places.

When I went to Malaysia with my family, we also went through all those obstacles, so I know how those people feel. I remember all of those terrible things even though I was just a little kid. It was the worst thing that has ever happened to me in my life. I always ask myself, “Why is this happening to us? What did we do wrong?” Unlike other families, we only had to stay in Malaysia for 7 months. God was always there with us and he helped us get to the U.S. quickly. I feel bad for those people who have to wait even longer now because illegal immigrants are coming here without permission.

When those illegal immigrants come here, they should think about the people that are waiting to come here. The people waiting are going through the same things that the illegal immigrants went through. They want to have a better life and a better education for their children here in the U.S. Everybody deserves a chance to have a better life and be happy, but everybody should have the same opportunity to do that.