I’ve tried to examine how I feel about illegal immigration, but I can’t get past the word “illegal” in the description. I have nothing against immigrants or immigration or foreigners, guest workers or green card holders for that matter. I do however have a problem with those who enter our country and cross our borders illegally. This means those on forged documents, no documents, wet backs, train riders or those smuggled in, in trunks of cars without entry verification by INS/Homeland Security. The mass demonstrations are impressive, if only for what they aren’t. They aren’t demonstrations by legal immigrants who are probably working or going to school during the events. I think that if all those people who have time to attend these massive demonstrations are all illegal then there needs to be busses there to send them back to Mexico, or El Salvador, or Nicaragua, or Panama.
I’m beginning to believe that the only real solution to this problem is to get
NAFTA was supposed to make for a better economic situation for
Most of the jobs and factories in Mexico have since left the continent and moved to China, where labor is even cheaper (if you can believe it).
Bottom line, if it’s illegal, stop it, by enforcement, physical barrier, economic help or sanctions. Or in lieu of any action, legalize it and move on. Do away with the border completely and call it Amexico or Mexarica.
The Democrats have killed any legislation directed at fixing this problem because they see it as a lever for the 08 election cycle. They can then claim the high ground by pointing out the bad old Republicans want to send the illegal immigrants home. We welcome the “legal immigrant” and shun the “illegal immigrant”. This distinction makes all the difference in the world….to Americans.