Just so you know, the people dying to come here are usually NOT qualified to be here under our actual legal system of immigration. As all countries, the US only legally accepts what they consider to be ‘productive’ members of society. To show you can be productive, you have to have supporting documentation detailing things like degrees in the fields we feel are important, exhaustive documentation showing that no one in the US is able to do your job as well as you can (which takes months for a company to provide), etc, etc.
Those who are just desperate to get out of their countries because it’s miserable? The US Immigration system doesn’t want them, and will not accept them. That’s why so many people come here illegally. There’s no legal alternative.
MANY green card holders do NOT give up their citizenship in their native countries. The green card allows work freely from organisation to organisation (which implies you’ve been through a rigorous vetting process including either a marriage to an American, or a very LONG period of time working without any sort of job security (H1b or similar visa), or are sponsored by an American family; plus, of course, you have to do the required intrusive physical exams and interviews). But in the end, that’s what it is: a license to be allowed to work somewhere. It confers no rights of guaranteed citizenship even if you wanted them. It confers no right to vote to determine the conditions of the environment in which you live. It’s just a method by which we can track who’s working here and therefore who has to pay taxes.
Those poor souls fighting each other and hiding in boxcarts, and riding in tiny boats some umpteen million miles to reach our shores? 99% of them are, when found, arrested, placed in holding from 1 month to 3 years, and deported back to the environments from which they came without even so much as a CHANCE to get a green card. But they themselves rarely do it because they want to be Americans. They do it because they desperately want to be somewhere NOT where they currently are. It’s less nationalism, and more escape.
i’d like to get one, just gotta make sure i have the money. also, i’m not sure about the timing. elections are DEFINITELY gonna be over by the time ANYONE gets their shirts. and while i’m sure these can be worn, like, year-round, they would have been much more convenient a week or two ago.
I know I thought for sure with that many comments it would be sold out by now! I’m betting it still does though. I do agree with the rest of the comments that this shirt would have been funnier say last week or earlier. Think I’ll pass.
This is a great T-Shirt. It would have been better to show up at the polls wearing it. I got a Liberal shirt for the woman and a conservative shirt for myself. Great couple shirt!
*Brand new member too, I’ve been following the shirts for about a week now and these are the first shirts I bought!