‘You break the law. You are here illegally, then you have the nerve to attack the system…’
(Lionel Parrott, Liberty Headlines) The city of Charlotte, N.C., is seeing increased activity from Immigration and Customs Enforcement after Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden decided to stop cooperating with the federal agency.
Without local law enforcement support, ICE raids into the community have increased fourfold, sparking further debate.
While liberals have called for the ICE raids to come to an end, saying they make the illegal immigrants in the community anxious, according to one immigrant the increased ICE presence is a good thing, WBTV reported.
Elaine Primo is from South America and came to the country legally. She says it took her about three years to be processed from her home country of Guyana—and that illegal aliens are disrespecting the United States.
“They don’t have no respect for the law,” said Primo. “You break the law. You are here illegally, then you have the nerve to attack the system.”
She was sympathetic to the motivations for those who want to get into the country, but said illegals were harming other immigrants.
“You hear so much about America, you know you want to come and get the opportunities,” she said. “I decided to obey and come in the right way.”
That was in 1983. Upon entering the country, she started working in a factory. Now, she lives in Charlotte and takes care of her daughter, with whom she likes to watch the news.
Commenting on the recent news of ICE raids in the city, she says they’re necessary because they’ll prove to be a deterrent.
“It’s not fair to tell one people well look you do it the right way and go through the process. Some people just come and want everything on a silver platter. Everybody want a better life. If people realize they will get away with it, they are going to continue to do it.”