When did defying the law become acceptable in this country?
Today, immigrants across the country left work to protest for immigration reform. The news media is calling today "A Day Without Immigrants". What they should be calling today is "A Day Without Illegal Immigrants." There is an important word being conveniently left out. That word is 'illegal.' The problem is, that one missing word is the key to all of this. 'Illegal' means you are breaking the law! Illegal immigrants have been protesting lately saying, "I am not a criminal!". Yes you are! If you are an illegal immigrant that means you are breaking the law. If you are breaking the law, you are a criminal. Maybe you haven't killed someone or anything like that, but the point is, you are breaking the law.
If you don't like a law, you campaign to change it. You don't choose to ignore it. If someone decided that they didn't like the laws against murder, and went out and killed someone, then they broke the law. The fact that you don't agree with a law doesn't give you the ability to ignore it. The protests today are immigrants way of campaigning to change the law. I'm fine with that and I applaud it. However, I also don't think that just 'waving your hands' and making all illegal immigrants legal is the answer either. By doing this, you are not only saying that it's OK, to break the law, you are encouraging further people to immigrate! If suddenly illegal immigration became legal, there would be a flood of immigrants coming into the US from all over the world. The US cannot handle a massive flood like this.