Immigration, Assimilation, Sacrifice, Paying the Price
Past immigrant influxes into our country have always been met with resistance from the general populace. The past generations that have become citizens have all made great sacrifices, fighting in wars, doing rough low paid work, losing their first generations to anonymity and paving the way for their children to assimilate into the American mainstream. If we are to welcome in this next crop of illegal immigrants with amnesty and true citizenship it should be made with a sacrifice by the lawbreakers. They should never have the right to vote, they should never have the right to get any taxpayer assistance and they should guarantee their offspring assimilate into mainstream american culture, with language and respect for our laws. Not hip-hopping or drugging out, but community service and charity. Any "new" immigrant that already has a strike against them (the first strike being, breaking into our country in the first place), and breaks one more law, should be deported at once. The dilution of everybodies citizenship that has come to America the legal way is unfair and counterproductive to trying to get good people here. There are good people out there in the world that want to come here and would be happy to do the jobs that Americans don't want to do. That phrase itself is a joke, the "jobs that Americans don't want to do", they just don't want to do for dirt cheap wages which is what we get when we bring in millions of illegal aliens. People with no real skills and only offer US an underclass. The initial trespassers should never even expect to be awarded a full citizenship, their sacrifice will be so their children can become true American citizens.
If our politicians try and give all these illegal immigrants true legal status and the right to vote and collect social security and welfare they should all be tried for treason. It will be tantamount to enabling an invasion to take place right under our noses. There are no provisions for seperating out the Mexicans from the Arabs and aliens from countries we are in conflict with at this very moment. I am not saying we have problems with all Arabs, Iranians, and Middle Easterners and Southeastern Asians, but jihad has been declared upon US and I have worried about our porous borders ever since 9/12/2001. It seems ridiculous that we have waited this long to do something ,and even more ridiculous that doing anything is better than doing the right thing. I would not even say all the Mexicans and South and Central Americans are good for our country, there are a lot of gang bangers and drug runners and human smugglers, to go along with the poor uneducated throngs who appear here every day. These politicians are ever governing to retain their jobs, not governing to make our country better and stronger. The day will come when all who profit from breaking the law will pay a high price. There are a lot of frivolous unfair competition lawsuits being waged every day, it's funny, when there really are unfair business practices it gets overlooked, probably because everybodies little mountains of wealth are stacked like a house of cards on the backs of illegal-immigrant cheap labor.
What do you suppose will happen when we finally have another recession? With all these new "citizens" vying for a shrinking pool of work. All these employers cutting each other's throats to keep their inflated personnel busy. Well I guess some consumers might win, with price wars sure to follow but in the end we will all lose when some good American companies go under because they refused to lower their standards down to breaking the law. These kind of cycles always lengthen recessions. The rich always get richer and the little guys always get squished.