You’re going out to lunch with your grandfather today, nothing too fancy, he’s a simple man. You can just about predict what the conversation will be like: briefly talking about how school or work is going, how your sister likes living in New York City and how exciting your parents’ vacation to Aruba was.
The remainder of the meal will be spent listening to your grandfather reminisce about the good ole’ days. You’ve heard the stories a million times and start to grow tired of them, but always compare each aspect of the stories to your own life and how they differ to the ways things currently are.
When he was growing up, there was an enthusiasm and great sense of pride in being an American. Being able to give back what America has given us all, through work, military service, and support was something to be proud of. But today, that sense of pride and desire to better America is slowly disappearing as more illegal immigrants are permitted to stay in America, work and receive benefits without giving anything back to our country besides their labor.
Back then, illegal immigration wasn’t an issue like it is today. When, during these past few decades, did it become okay for illegal immigrants to come to our country, work, and receive benefits with no money lost from their own pockets? Why is it necessary for English speaking Americans to know Spanish in order to get a job, or even keep their job? Dennis Lynch’s documentary, “They Come To America” addresses these issues as well as relating issues of illegal immigration in the US.
His documentary provides an authentic insight on the negative impact of illegal immigration on American citizens and the country as a whole. One main point introduced is the thousands of jobs being offered to illegal aliens for cheap wages because they are free from paying taxes and insurance.
The documentary includes an interview of two illegal immigrants admitting that they realize they are taking away jobs from American citizens due to the fact that they don’t need to be paid as much as Americans to survive in the United States. This backwards system is what drives people from other countries to migrate to America and suck out our resources without making any contributions.
Out of fear of being called racist or heartless, many Americans avoid or talk lightly about the subject of illegal immigration. But in truth, it is not a matter of racism or heartlessness, but a matter of what is best for Americans and the state of our country.
It is unfair to American citizens to label them for wanting the best for themselves, their families and their country. When will the name-calling seize and a realization of the harm illegal immigration causes on our country come into light.
Lynch raises questions in his documentary about the reality of illegal immigration in the US, rather than the overused insults of American discrimination and mercilessness toward illegal immigrants.
If you are an American concerned about the current economy and future of America, I recommend you take the time to watch “They Come To America”.
Our country is succumbing to the pitiful stories of illegal immigrants rather than those of our own citizens. This documentary will voice the unheard stories of Americans who are suffering due to illegal immigration in our country.
Watch "They Come To America" Documentary Trailer
Have you seen this documentary or have comments? Leave feedback below.
Comments for They Come To America: The Cost Of Illegal Immigration | Documentary Review
I just wanted to say that I think your website is amazing. I am a beginner with an idea, and the info and articles on your website are easy to understand and answer many questions I have. I can't wait to start filming!
--Sarah (Sydney, Australia)
I am a professional filmmaker, and I applaud this site for detailing the ABC's of documentary filmmaking. It serves as my own checklist as I continue making my own films... Thanks!