Post # 1
So I have a question I’m just curious about others answers on and this forum seems like an interesting place to ask it, because there are so many different opinions (which is a great thing!). If you knew of a family that were illegal immigrants (living in the United States), would you call immigration on them? By The Way I am extremely liberal in my own political beliefs and would definitely NOT do something like that. However, It doesnt mean I judge others who WOULD I just like to hear others opinions! I hope this question doesnt ruffle any feathers!
Post # 3
Nope. The thought would never even cross my mind.
Post # 5
Hell no. That seems cruel and hypocritical. We all are here because our ancestors immigrated to the US, back when this country welcomed people who wanted to make a better life for themselves.
Post # 9
I wouldn’t, it’s really not my business.
Post # 10
I would not and I would probably judge someone who did.
Post # 11
When people start to believe that laws and governmental rules of “right” and “wrong” outweigh family loyalty, we start having situations like Orwell’s 1984 where children turn in their parents for “violations” of nonconformity. I think that is a huge slippery slope. People will always mean more to me than rules that may or may not be morally correct, IMO.
Post # 12
Are they obviously engaging in other criminal activity? How do you know they are “illegal” immigrants?
Let’s say they’re fencing stolen goods out of their garage. I’d call the cops regardless of whether or not they’re immigrants.
Let’s say my neighbor told me that the other neighbors are here illegally. Nope. And I’d think less of the gossiping neighbor.
Let’s say that my neighbor told me that she’s an illegal immigrant. No. I couldn’t really be friends with someone who chooses as a matter of course to break significant laws, and I might encourage her to become a legal immigrant.
Let’s say that the same neighbor is bragging about grifting off the system & is on welfare and using public aide. Still no. But I would not want to be around a person like that as I view it as stealing.
So. The answer is pretty much always “no”. And I’m a pretty conservative person. However, I fully support law-enforcement deporting those they come across in their work who are here illegally. Let’s say they pull someone over for speeding. Yep. I would expect that “law enforcement” would enforce the law.
Post # 13
Law enforcement aren’t just deporting people they come across by chance during regular daily work like traffic violations. ICE officers are invading communities and rounding decent and contributing members of society up. Tax payers, mothers, fathers, family providers.
Post # 15
“I couldn’t really be friends with someone who chooses as a matter of course to break significant laws, and I might encourage her to become a legal immigrant.”
The problem here is that there are VERY few routes to going from undocumented to legal – marriage, serving in war efforts, asylum etc.
Canadian bee here, I wouldn’t report, I would’t interfere barring any illegal activities on their behalf, in which case citizen or not i’d report. And I don’t support removal of illegal immigrants by any government agency unless they belong to criminal elements or commit serious crime – no one should get pulled over for going 5km above the legal limit and then deported from a country they may have called home for the last decade. That’s just immensely cruel In My Humble Opinion.