Illegal Immigrant Issue
I’ve been thinking a great deal about a number of political issues lately, since well before the elections. One of them that I find myself absolutely on the other side of the fence from the President is the issue of illegal immigrants in this country. Let me state this very clearly right off the bat: I am adamantly opposed to any program being implemented that would allow someone who illegally penetrated this country’s borders to remain here, let alone be granted citizenship.
From a security standpoint, it makes no sense to simply shrug off the concept that we don’t know who is here from a foreign country. All the efforts we’re going through to secure the airlines and all the wailing during the election of how we don’t search every imported can of beans in every shipping container are useless if we don’t secure the borders. That means that we don’t allow people to enter illegally and when someone does, they don’t stay. Period.
I know people who came here legally. The rigorous process we make them go through to even get a green card, let alone become a citizen, takes years to complete. It is not fair, in any consideration, to make those people who follow the rules wait years and then allow someone who flipped those rules the finger to stay. They get to have the same status immediately. That’s not right, and I don’t care what economic reasons you stack up against that realization. If they want to come here to work, great. I applaud that. But they do it by following the same rules every other immigrant has had to follow.
So, what do we do with all those that are here now? We do exactly what our laws say we’re supposed to do. We arrest them and deport them. I have no problem with them coming back, so long as they do it within the normal channels. Oh, and if we had to hunt them down to get them back to their own country, that information should absolutely be kept on file. Just as those who voluntarily put themselves into the system should be commended and assisted where we can.
I’ve heard all the arguments about how we need these workers to do jobs “that whites won’t do.” I don’t concede that whites won’t do those jobs but what concerns me more is the part of that argument that’s always left unspoken: that whites won’t do the jobs at the pay being given to the illegal immigrants. And I say if there are businesses that can’t make it without paying the sub-minimum wages they can get away with by employing illegals, then that business shouldn’t be in business.
Amnesty, in the sense being discussed here, is a bad idea. It rewards criminal behavior and provides zero incentive to come into this country through the front door. It shouldn’t be done.
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