Illegal Immigration – Come One Come All

December 1, 2010 4:48 pm 0 comments

Share this Article


Bill Kneer

Ellis Island - by - Creative Commons

I ran across a great article on Real Clear Politics that I wanted to share. The headline read “Is Illegal Immigration moral?” In the first few paragraphs Victor Davis Hanson broke down the normal arguments from both sides.

When I read the following paragraph I knew that victor understands the illegal immigration issue.

….is the catalyst the self-interested professional Latino lobby in politics and academia that sees a steady stream of impoverished Latin American nationals as a permanent victimized constituency, empowering and showcasing elite self-appointed spokesmen such as themselves?

As soon as I read this I started imagining the faces of many who claim to be the gifted spokesmen for the illegal immigrants. We seem to have many self-appointed leaders with nothing but self-promotion and power at heart within the community.

Victor’s main points where in the last half of his article he brought up four issues that I thought where good and I want to share them with you.

First, there is the larger effect on the sanctity of a legal system. If a guest ignores the law — and thereby often must keep breaking more laws — should citizens also have the right to similarly pick and choose which statutes they find worthy of honoring and which are too bothersome? Once it is deemed moral for the impoverished to cross a border without a passport, could not the same arguments of social justice be used for the poor of any status not to report earned income or even file a 1040 form?

If we ignore the word “illegal” in the phrase illegal immigration, and we allow them free entrance and access to all our nation has, then at the same time hold “We the People” to all our laws – this is wrong. My family doesn’t have a large household income. We pay the bill’s, that’s about it. Can I tell my employer that I can no longer afford to pay taxes – please pay me in cash? Does being an Illegal Immigrant in this nation gives you more rights and freedoms then being a legal US citizen?

Second, what is the effect of mass illegal immigration on impoverished U.S. citizens? Does anyone care? When 10 million to 15 million aliens are here illegally, where is the leverage for the American working poor to bargain with employers? If it is deemed ethical to grant in-state tuition discounts to illegal-immigrant students, is it equally ethical to charge three times as much for out-of-state, financially needy American students — whose federal government usually offers billions to subsidize state colleges and universities? If foreign nationals are afforded more entitlements, are there fewer for U.S. citizens?

When I first moved to Texas from Minnesota, I, like my older brothers, worked with wood. I used to love how we could take a piece of wood and turn it into something useful. It was fun. But when I first arrived in San Antonio I found out that I would have to work for minimum wage, and since I was here alone, I had to support myself. I could not do that and live without government help, so I moved on to find something that no one else wanted to do so that I could make a living.

Now that I am getting a little older (not that old), I have my home, a family, and my oldest daughter is getting ready for college. Once again I am shafted because I did the right thing and I will have to pay more for college because we are legal citizens. It does not pay to be a legal US citizen.

Third, consider the moral ramifications on legal immigration — the traditional great strength of the American nation. What are we to tell the legal immigrant from Oaxaca who got a green card at some cost and trouble, or who, once legally in the United States, went through the lengthy and expensive process of acquiring citizenship? Was he a dupe to dutifully follow our laws?

And given the current precedent, if a million soon-to-be-impoverished Greeks, 2 million fleeing North Koreans, or 5 million starving Somalis were to enter the United States illegally and en masse, could anyone object to their unlawful entry and residence? If so, on what legal, practical or moral grounds?

Tell all those in need to come here legally if they can, but if they cannot, they can come through our southern border, break our laws and live free with more benefits then they would have gotten by doing it the legal way.

Fourth, examine the morality of remittances. It is deemed noble to send billions of dollars back to families and friends struggling in Latin America. But how is such a considerable loss of income made up? Are American taxpayers supposed to step in to subsidize increased social services so that illegal immigrants can afford to send billions of dollars back across the border? What is the morality of that equation in times of recession? Shouldn’t illegal immigrants at least try to buy health insurance before sending cash back to Mexico?

People come here illegally, make cash under the table send most of the money back and live off “We the People.” It’s my understanding that what drives Mexico is US cash being sent back. They send their money back, then get sick and go to a tax payer funded hospital, get free health care and then we foot the bill. Now we have the government taking it a step further and taking over the health care industry which will eventually destroy it.

Illegal immigration is wrong no matter how you look at it, but some have a moral character too weak to stand up and say anything, so we allow it to happen and we allow those of the Muslim faith that want us all dead to come here through our southern border, and instead of stopping the threat of terrorism here, we molest the American public whenever they try to board an aircraft. Once again it does not pay to be a legal US citizen.

We need to secure our borders and enforce our laws if you want to fix these problems. It’s easy take away the incentive a majority of them are coming here for. Most do not come here to break our laws. They come here because the country of Mexico is corrupt and it’s holding their people back. Mexico is full of great people that work hard and love their families. All they want to do is live but their government is so corrupt they can’t pull themselves up, so they flee the nation they love.

So do you want to really stop illegal immigration? Mexico needs to get cleaned up. There is no reason with all their wonderful human and natural resources they have that they live like that. The Mexican people need to start cleaning house. “We the People” cannot do it for them.

Leave a Reply


Other News

  • Christian Persecution World Russia Declares ‘Holy War’ On Islamic State

    Russia Declares ‘Holy War’ On Islamic State

    The Orthodox Christian Church, which is reclaiming its traditional role in post-Soviet Russia, has just described its government’s fight against the Islamic State and other jihadi groups in Syria as a “holy war.”

    According to Vsevolod Chaplin, head of the Church’s Public Affairs Department,

    The fight with terrorism is a holy battle and today our country is perhaps the most active force in the world fighting it. The Russian Federation has made a responsible decision on the use of armed forces to defend the People of Syria from the sorrows caused by the arbitrariness of terrorists. Christians are suffering in the region with the kidnapping of clerics and the destruction of churches. Muslims are suffering no less.

    This is not a pretext to justify intervention in Syria.

    Read more →
  • 2nd Amendment Faith Oregon Shooting – When Tragedy Happens Let’s Focus On The Cause And Not The Tools Used

    Oregon Shooting – When Tragedy Happens Let’s Focus On The Cause And Not The Tools Used

    While the blood was still dripping from those martyrs who, in front of an evil man armed with a gun, asked them if they were Christians and those strong in the faith said they were. He shot them in the head. While those who were lost or weak said nothing he spared their lives and shot them in their legs.

    Barrack Hussein Obama angrily ran to the cameras to use this opportunity to say that guns being in the hands of the law-abiding Americans is the problem, and we need to restrict the 2nd amendment to spare the lives of “we the people.”

    This is nuts; guns do not kill people, people kill people! You can test this fact in your own home right now. (Do not worry no one will get hurt).

    Read more →
  • 2nd Amendment Faith Gun Free Zones Are Killing Zones

    Gun Free Zones Are Killing Zones

    How did you feel when you heard of the shootings in Oregon this week? Was the first thing that came to your mind the thought that if we only had stricter gun control legislation, this kind of tragedy could have been prevented?

    If you listened to idiotic liberals, like President Barack “Insane” Obama, you might believe that. It is my contention that liberalism is a mental disorder based on the rejection of God and His principles, and extreme irresponsibility.

    Read more →
  • National Where’s the Beef, in Republican candidates, in 2015?

    Where’s the Beef, in Republican candidates, in 2015?

    What type of Republican Leader do you want in 2015?

    As we look at elections coming up quickly in 2015, as well as the very important 2016 election cycle, what type of “Republican” leaders do you want to shape the future of your county and country?

    Do you ever wonder why it is that the current crop of Republicans are not declaring, at every media interview, “These ills have been brought to you by the Democrat Party!” when speaking of Obamacare, the hordes of immigrants being allowed to destroy our country, the Iranian nuclear treaty, the “Black Lives Matter” racial division rhetoric, the attack on the defense of marriage, the 94 million Americans not currently in the work force,

    Read more →
  • National Child protection services Sentences Baby To Death ON 9/11/2015

    Child protection services Sentences Baby To Death ON 9/11/2015

    Child protection services should be self-explanatory based on the simplicity of its name. But they are doing exactly opposite of their name in many places. Wynne, Arkansas is one such place.

    A baby has been sentenced to death and will be executed on Friday, September 11, 2015 and Arkansas Department of HUMAN SERVICES (DHS) – Division of Children and Family Services- Central Office will facilitate the delivery of the baby’s 10-year-old to the abortion clinic.

    On August 29, 2015 20-year-old Justin Smith was arrested and charged with three counts of rape and one count of endangering the welfare of a minor. His “alleged” victim is a 10-year-old.

    Read more →