Face it, one of the most important functions of our federal government is to protect the many states which make it up, and the largest part of that is in controlling the borders of that collective body. To allow others to pour across our borders is akin to sitting back and allowing a foreign army to march in. Repelling this invasion should be the first priority of our government one would think.
First priority it’s not. Why? Pure politics.
What’s really disturbing to me about this is that the real victims of the influx of this mass of illegal aliens are some of the people who, perhaps unwittingly’ are some of the main groups supporting them.
Citizens of Hispanic decent or legal resident aliens and visitors are often mistaken for being “illegal’s”, or suffer discrimination because of the problems that illegal’s have brought to this country. American citizens that are so desperately in need of jobs are forced to compete against them, therefore resentment against Hispanics runs high.
Black Americans, who have fought so long and hard to elevate their place in society, stand to fall further and further behind as position and power is diluted and swallowed up by illegal’s flowing across our borders. Yet many stand arm in arm with the illegal’s as if somehow the plight of those that choose to circumvent the law and sneak into this country is somehow akin to their own struggle for equality. There is no “equality” or racial struggle here. The fight here is about the rule of law. And money. And believe me “they”, those illegal’s you rally for, don’t really care about “you”.
Straight up, I love Mexico. I’ve traveled there often in the past and from the west coast to the Yucatan I’ve found it full of some of the friendliest, hardest working, aiming to please people on earth. Yet at the same time conditions there were for the most part horrid. It’s easy to see why they wish to leave.
America has a long proud history of welcoming foreigners to our shores. These immigrants have brought with them great knowledge and work ethic which has done nothing but strengthen our country. We still to this day welcome these people. Most of us can trace our personal heritage back to forefathers that arrived on Ellis Island or some other port. But…
There HAS to be some method instead of this madness. Especially now at a time when our own citizenry is struggling with such high unemployment and other costs that have such huge impact on our everyday lives.
And don’t think for one minute that the countries that these illegal aliens are coming from aren’t glad to see them leave. It’s a huge relief on their own society to have this population of their poor leave for greener pastures, not to mention the benefits of the billions of US Dollars that these illegal’s suck out of our economy and send back home to them.
It’s not surprising at all to see the Mexican President supporting a larger and larger percent of his countries population leaving for America, and worrying so that we treat them well. It’s a export that adds to the Mexican GNP.
One of the sadist reasons to support this flood of illegal immigrants has nothing to do with the need for pea pickers or fruit harvesters or cheap day laborers or painter and landscapers. It voters.
Amnesty for illegal aliens stands to create a huge voting block for those that support such a thing, and amnesty is what the goal really is. That’s not just restricted to the democrats either, for Bush stirred those waters as well… perhaps with more honest motivations even. He had ties to the Hispanic community that Obama lacks.
Even though these people are a burden on our schools, hospitals, welfare, and the general social security and take away much in the way of resources needed by the native population of this country, all that gets overlooked when politicians start looking at future votes and voters. Somehow those costs pale in comparison to the personal and political gain that’s stood to be made.
Making the argument that a state doesn’t have a place or stake in enforcing federal law is ludicrous on many levels. First and foremost is the fact that the government represents the people, not the entity of the government its own self. While the argument can be made that immigration is the province of the federal so would be the mail, and don’t think for a minute that they wouldn’t expect local help with law enforcement there. The law is the law, be it breaking into First National Bank, or breaking into the State of Arizona.
Failing to adequately enforce of immigration law, and even burdening and blocking others attempts at controlling that influx only serves to solidify, legitimatize, and promote an underclass and contribute to the increase of the poverty level in America. It serves the purpose of the bureaucrat at the expense of the taxpayer. Instead of building up our nation as legal immigration does, it tears our country down.
Legal immigrants come here seeking to become one of us. To join in and contribute and reap the rewards that America represents and provides. Many illegal’s come here also to partake of those rewards. But many have no intention of contributing any more than they have to and have no intention of “joining” in anything. They want to be, as they used to say, separate but equal. They plant their flag on our soil and demand the benefits thereof.
True enough, we do benefit from the labor. It keeps prices cheap and makes much that would be out of reach affordable to many. But at the same time there is a high price to be paid by society as a whole. Many come here because of the conditions they face back home. They seek to provide for themselves and their families and who can fault them for that? The solution we should be working toward isn’t granting any amnesty, but finding ways we can legitimatize and legalize the benefits while at the same time controlling the access.
If we need the laborers we need to find a way to bring them in legally. Let them work and earn the money they need to support their families back at home, pay taxes here, the when the time comes leave, go back home and make wherever that is a better place to be.
We love immigrants. We don’t mind the workers. Legal ones. The leeches we can do without.