I welcome legal immigrants, but we should not reward illegal immigrants because some believe they are trying to make a better life for themselves. If that argument was valid, we must show the same compassion to crooks that rob and kill for food or drug dealers that sell drugs to make a better life for themselves. You get the point? You are totally welcome here if you are legal. But if you're not legal, then go back to where you came from!In my opinion, if we don't enforce the immigration laws, then we're not only leaving our doors open to (mostly well-meaning and hard-working) Latino immigrants, but to those who have malignant intentions in our society. The laws have been put in place for a reason, and to change/relax/repeal those laws is the first step down a slippery slope.
What part of "illegal" is not understood? People who have gone the proper route to obtain citizenship or work status should indeed be outraged at today's events. I also wonder why our law enforcement agencies could not pool their resources at these "rallies" and check for proper ID. If they don't have it, put them in a truck and send them to the border. If you're illegal, you don't have a leg to stand on.
Tuesday, May 2, 2006
More on Immigration
I found some interesting (as well as some truly ignorant) comments on a local news station's website. Thought I'd share some of them: