April 01, 2006

RE: 'Immigration'

  1. It is called illegal immigration, not because Americans are racist, but because it refers to people who do not follow the legal channels that are in place to allow migration to the United States.

  2. Amnesty: As far as I can tell this is a combination of throwing up our hands in defeat (they are already here so we can't do anything about it), and a very flexible statute of limitations (they got away with it so far so lets give them a pass). I have never really understood the statute of limitations concept as it applies to any crime, why do we allow someone to walk just because they avoided detection for a specific period of time? I don't care if it takes 20 years to figure out who done it - whatever the crime - I want them to be charged.

  3. Guest worker: We are paying billions each year in welfare and unemployment, yet we are expected to believe that there is a need to bring in workers from across the border to fill jobs. We have the workers here, it is just far too easy to sit back and collect your government check. Any guest worker program in consideration should require the elimination of welfare and unemployment in those states that utilize it.

  4. Jobs Americans won't do: I have heard many of the protesters make this claim, usually in the form of "someone has to clean your toilets". I find that to be far more racist than expecting someone to file the proper paperwork when entering this country. Are they saying that, in their estimation, that is all the Mexican people are capable of? I know there are jobs that many Americans would rather not do and at this point they don't have to. The government pays them to sit on their a$$. Since there are people filling the jobs, there is no market pressure to get them in there. Were it not for those working under the radar, those jobs would be filled by Americans.

  5. Legal immigrants: How do we square any of this with those who have filed the proper paperwork, paid the proper fees, waited till their time came, and are now living here (or are still waiting to come). Do we give them a refund when we just grant amnesty to those that bypassed all that? I know that at least one of the 'plans' requires paying a fine in order to get amnesty, should they just pay that directly to a "Sorry you got screwed but we appreciate you doing the right thing" fund?

I'm just asking.

BTW: Does this piss you off? It should. More importantly, it should alarm you. The American flag is flown upside down in times of distress ONLY, and never beneath another.
United States Code Title 4 Chapter 1 The Flag
Section 8 - "The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property. "
Section 7g - "International usage forbids the display of the flag of one nation above that of another nation in time of peace."

Posted by Vox at April 1, 2006 10:24 AM | TrackBack | Arizona , politics
Comments

That was a great statement of some of the key issues for me. Nice work,

Posted by: Special Agent Johnny Utah at April 2, 2006 08:45 PM

Posted by: Vox at April 2, 2006 09:04 PM

I would like to know why Mexicans feel they need to come here for jobs? What is Mexico doing to help their own citizens? Why is all the responsibiliby on the United States to spend millions of dollars for ILLEGAL immingrants. What part of ILLEGAL is unclear? It means breaking the law!! We should not reward them for breaking the law. I support Governor Napalitano for taking a stand on this issue and requesting more national guard troops for the border. This is a serious problem, but it is Mexico's problem too and they should be responsible for their citizens.

Posted by: Audrey at April 6, 2006 01:33 AM