According to this ABC News Report published on April 24, 2007:
“Ask the leading Republican presidential candidates about dealing with illegal immigration, and inevitably the answer focuses on tightening border security and building fences.”
The story, however, goes on to explain that these security measures are only being proposed to mollify their voter base — what the GOP candidates really want to do is appease business and industry (the largest contributors to their presidential “war chests”) who are demanding low-wage workers and who see illegal immigrants as the answer to their prayers. No doubt in my mind that ABC is correct!
Certainly security at the border has been (and will be) increased and the fence or wall or whatever it is will be built but those things are just being done as window dressing; slowly but surely amnesty (by a different name to be sure) will rear its ugly head and laws will be enacted that nullify existing laws that were designed to protect us against this invasion of illegals.
Attrition: The Ultimate Answer
There is no quick answer to illegal immigration but there is a sure one that will eventually return the country to the people who belong here; that answer is attrition: the gradual reduction of illegals. How that can be accomplished is fairly simple . . . we must start enforcing our existing laws.
Our existing laws state that a valid Social Security number is required to obtain employment; it is every employer’s responsibility to either verify the social security number of a perspective employee through the Federal Social Security data base or face harsh fines for not doing so. Also under existing laws, a valid Social Security number is required to obtain public assistance — any agency that provides assistance to illegals is breaking the law. To legally obtain a Social Security number everyone (including those born in the United States) must present a birth certificate showing they were born here and documentation that proves they are here permanently and legally if they were not born here.
Simple laws . . . existing laws that if obeyed and enforced will eventually reduce the number of illegals in the United States to a relative handful through attrition. With no hope of employment and no hope of obtaining public assistance illegal aliens will be returning to their home countries in droves.
Have I no sympathy for the poor illegals who are simply trying to improve their situation in life? Yes I did have a small measure of sympathy for them but that sympathy has been diminished to nothingness by the fact that I am mad as hell with them for what they are doing to our country’s economy and to our future.
The economic impact is obvious, common sense and any news source can tell you that illegal immigration has caused a severe disruption in public services to our own citizens and millions of jobs are being lost to people who are willing to work for substandard wages; but aside from the economy, also consider the gradual social deterioration caused by the illegals as well as by our own government, by refusing to enforce immigration laws! We now have an entire generation of kids, both legal and illegal, who are watching and learning . . . learning the wrong lessons. They are learning that its OK to break the law if you have a perceived “need”; they are learning that national borders can be ignored if you have a perceived “need”; and they are learning that those of us who respect the law, love our country and object to it being invaded by “uninvited guests” are nothing but racists and xenophobes. As they grow, those “lessons” will become their reality.
We need to stop this now or the next period in our country’s history will see the dawning of a whole new United States and, in response, a whole lot of discontent by those who refuse to stand by and watch the United States we love crushed under the heels of a flood of criminals.
How do we stop it? We begin by firing every legislator without the backbone to stand up to the forces of those business and labor leaders who are willing to trade America in for some additional bucks in their pocket. There is a National election coming up and now is the time to ‘let the firing begin!’
ABC News: Immigration Issues Nag at GOP Candidates
Lou Dobbs at CNN: Dobbs: Big media hides truth about immigration
What bloggers are saying:
The Light: Hillary’s Open Borders Disgrace
Over the Line, Smokey!: Gonzales hearings point out basic rift in GOP on illegal immigration: cheap labor for business vs. nativism/racism for the masses
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