Thursday, August 12, 2010
What Does Immigration Reform Look Like?
What does immigration reform look like?
As usual words have been charged and falsehoods created to help raise emotions. So before we start the debate let's clarify the issues and define the wording properly. The issue is not immigration. The real issue is illegal aliens coming into this country to establish themselves without going through the legal channels and often having no true respect for the values that are the foundation of the United States. Letting the floodgates of immigrants flow across the borders unchecked has led to more drug opportunists, gang members, human traffickers, and terrorists to come into the country blended into the horde coming here to take advantage of our great country. We are allowing a dangerous trend to occur.
These immigrants are putting a burden upon our law enforcement, social services, educational systems, and the job market. Standards are being lowered in our society. Schools are suffering as the education process is slowed for those with advanced learning potential who are held back by non-English speakers and those with a lower quest for education. Recent statistics in California show the dropout rate at 46% with a whopping majority to be Hispanics.
There have been indications of movements such as La Raza and Azatlan that would like nothing better than for certain parts of the United States to revert to Mexican rule. Mexican flags and those of other Latin American countries are becoming common sights as disrespect for the flag of the USA grows.
The furor raised by the Arizona law regarding immigration is based on a sham fueled by liberal and Hispanic activist propaganda. The Arizona law merely states that the police will actively enforce federal law. What a novel concept! The police enforce law? Where did they get such an idea?
I don't like what's happening. And before you suggest that I am racist or anti-immigrant, keep in mind that my wife is from Latin American. She and her entire family came to the United States through legal channels, completing all of the necessary processes and legal papers over many years to eventually become proud citizens of the United States. Her daughter and nieces and nephews have been honor students and college graduates and have gotten good jobs. They did it right and I have no problem with anyone who wants to take this approach to immigration.
If people aren't going to respect our laws of citizenship, why would we expect that they would respect any other laws that were inconvenient for them? The way I see it employers who are hiring illegals need to be penalized and the anchor baby clause of the constitution needs to be amended.
What to do with all of the aliens who are currently living in the United States illegally? There are estimates of anywhere from twelve to twenty million. How should these people be handled? What about future immigration? Are you happy with the flood of illegals or are you against it? What is the upside?