"Who gave this son of a bitch his green card?" And...

...He is not on a construction site or cleaning dishes...??? WTF!!!???

Courtesy CNN.com
I read with amusement that Sean Penn "spoiled" the moment with his comment above. really? With an obvious question?

A few quick thoughts.

Has it occurred to the critics of his comments that he might ACTUALLY have been saying or rather pointing out the fact that American has gained a LOT by the green card that Alejandro González Iñárritu has? That there are MANY Mexicans and other immigrants in the USA that are contributing to the very fabric of American society? How about both Chiwetel Ejiofor Lupita Nyong'o
and from 12 years a slave? And their director Steve McQueen? Or Selma's David Oyelowo (pronounced Oh--yay-law-woa).

Yes when you visit a construction site today, the bulk of the workers you see are Latin American, same with those cleaning up the tables in restaurants and those cleaning your rooms in hotels and cleaning your houses as well.

Who gave that son of a bitch a green card? Well I believe it is a well intentioned country even via a broken immigration system that welcomes (I hope it still does) anyone and everyone who could contribute positively to American society and the American way of life, a unique way of life that so many of us idolized, admired and embraced from afar despite its shortfalls before becoming fortunate enough to belong to a yet select club of those who actually made it over here and have dared to dream to try and succeed despite the odds.

So some of us (and I suppose everyone who enjoyed Birdman) thank God for the Son of a Bitch that stamped his application: "Approved" for if it was denied, we might never have then gotten to enjoy his talents producing an Oscar winning movie.

America used to be the country that fought to bring in the best and the brightest and I will add the hardworking. Which we can argue has greatly contributed to the Country being an exceptional nation among nations. Has that changed? Is the typical American no longer interested in that?


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