Tuesday, March 28, 2006
More Thoughts On Illegal Immigration.
This is a half a million people who marched in protest to proposed immigration reform. This is also the number of illegal immigrants that break the law and invade this country each year and yes it is an invasion, I will explain in a moment. It is estimated that 11- 12 million of them are already here. Not all, but way too many are driving up the costs of our society through crime, their attitude of entitlement, and a flagrant disregard for the law, which is how they got here in the first place.
I call this an invasion because you have a group of people that crossed the border illegally and are now demanding the same equal rights, entitlements, and protection under the laws of the United States even though they are not citizens of and they are currently breaking the laws of the United States.
Some of the protestors carried signs and chanted “today we march tomorrow we vote.” One of the protesters referred to the war between Mexico and the United States that claimed the South West for America and said: “We are taking back what has always been rightfully ours, we are coming back to our home, and we are going to vote all of you out.”
Here is a quote from some rapper named Jorge Ruiz: “We construct your schools. We cook your food. We are the motor of this nation, but people don’t see us. Blacks and whites, they had their revolution. They had their Martin Luther King. Now it is time for us.”
Another protester exclaimed: “we don’t deserve to be treated like criminals, we are immigrants not criminals.” Well, if you are here legally then you won’t be treated like a criminal unless you break the law. If you are here illegally then you broke the law, and guess what, that makes you a criminal. Clear and simple, case closed. We have over 11 million people that have come illegally, they have chosen to break the law and are criminals, so what are we going to do about?
Well, after decades of trying to ignore the issue the Senate says they are ready to do something about it. The House has already passed a bill that would make being here illegally a felony; it puts new penalties on employers who hire illegal immigrants and also requires them to run Social Security numbers through the government before hiring anyone. It would also require churches to check the legal status of the immigrants that they help and it increases penalties for people who come back after being deported.
New provisions are trying to be added to the bills that would offer amnesty to the illegal immigrants already here. They would have to pay a fine of some sort and then be legal. Of course they are not calling it amnesty; the politicians have come up with catchy phrases like a “path to citizenship,” or “guest worker program.” But to offer amnesty is to award the criminal act and punish the ones following the law is it not?
Legal immigration is a long drawn out process, filled with a lot of paper work, documentations, and bureaucratic red tape. Many people are still waiting and have been waiting a long time for their turn to come to the United States Legally. By awarding amnesty, or providing a path to citizenship, or a guest worker program, or whatever else you want to call it for 11 million illegal immigrants is like letting them cut in line. It rewards and justifies criminal behavior and punishes the legal actions of others trying to immigrate here legally. I just don’t agree with this whole amnesty deal. Sorry, but these illegal immigrants have been committing a crime. Go to the end of the line and start over.
With all the protests you would have thought that we were actually going to let the border patrol and the INS do their jobs. You would have thought that we were actually going to seal off the border, send INS agents door to door with rifles locked and loaded asking for green cards, like we are going to round up all 11 million people and deport them. But isn’t that what we should already be doing, enforcing the laws that we already have? What a concept.
But to support any idea of trying to fight illegal immigration or to support any illegal immigration reform that doesn’t lead to amnesty for the ones already here is being portrayed as being a racist, a bigot, and mean spirited.
Some members of the main stream media and elected officials are framing the issue as racist and immoral. News stories about organized protests are full of quotes from the illegal immigrants, calling those demanding reform “xenophobic,” and accusing them of “picking on the weakest” in society who have “built this country.”
Senate Democrat minority leader Harry Reid promises a filibuster, unless immigration reform also includes “a path to citizenship,” which means amnesty for illegal immigrants.
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton accused House Republicans of passing legislation that would “criminalize the Good Samaritan and probably even Jesus Himself.
Whatever that is suppose to mean…Anyways, I don’t know about you, but I am a little tired of being called a racist bigot with no morality every time I turn around for simply expecting people to follow the laws of our land and expect our laws to be enforced. Is that to much to ask???