Omaha Red Sox wrote: Flux wrote:
While I dont agree with her
joelamosobadiah wrote:The thing that bothers me about this is that it should go without saying that if you aren't a legal US resident, you can't file a court case. The court system are made FOR U.S. citizens and legal residents. Not illegals. That is CRAZY!
, I also dont agree with your statement.
Just b/c someone isnt a citizen, doesnt mean that they should be taken advantage or or allowed to have crimes/injustices done to them.
This is the viewpoint I have a problem with. You are immediately labelling this woman a victim. That's completely inaccurate in our country. She is here illegally and is attempting to take advantage of the fruits of this country. Labelling her a victim is inaccurate and unconstructive.
Look at the part I bolded. I never said she was a victim...I dont think she should get the car at all.
All i was saying was that we cant just automatically say (as joel said) that "if you aren't a legal US resident, you can't file a court case."
This goes far beyond winning a car. If someone is a tourist, do they have the right to be assaulted or stolen from just b/c they arent a legal US resident? If we say tourists are allowed to have rights, but illegal immigrants arent, whats that say about us? What about those trying to get citizenship or whatever else you can think of.
Is it OK for you to rape and murder someone if they are trespassing on your property? It is illegal for them to be there, but that still doesnt give you the right to do it.
Laws are there to protect people, plain and simple. Granted, this person should not be here, and this is a small incident, but where do you draw the line...and thats my point.
Do you draw the line at not owning up to a promise? A contract? Stealing from them? Assault? Murder? What?
Where is the line drawn to where we protect illegal immigrants and where we dont?
There are rights we have as US citizens, but there are moral rights that we all have. You cant just say that b/c someone here is illegally doesnt mean they have these rights also.
I realize this is far and away past just not getting a car, but not giving illegal immigrants the ability to file claims opens up a huge can of worms