posted on Sep, 20 2005 @ 02:25 PM
OK, where did anyone get the idea that I'm pro illegal immigration??
A primary point of this thread was to identify yet another short-sighted government "solution" to a very complex problem that will NOT BE SOLVED, or
even remotely mitigated, by this approach. I can not agree with the strong disincentive this policy creates for illegals WITH CHILDREN from seeking
needed assistance or medical attention FOR THEIR CHILDREN under emergency circumstances. I have no problem with "deceptive-you-won-the-lottery"
tactics, but emergency care should be off limits!
Frankly, I'm disappointed so many are prepared to support such an INEFFECTIVE policy at the potential expense of a child's health, welfare and
safety. No one seems to have addressed that issue directly in this thread. Moreover, I doubt any of you have directly witnessed the unintended horrors
perpetrated on these children because of the unfounded (or perhaps, now justified) fears on the part of their illegal immigrant parents that seeking
such medical attention for their children will result in deportation. AGAIN, (as if this should even matter in any event), MANY of those children are
AMERICAN CITIZENS! To ignore the consequence of this type of policy is beyond callous!
As I said earlier, you want to control immigration? Apply substantial funding to boarder control. Assert severe CRIMINAL PENALTIES to US employers in
violation of the law who employ illegals and therefore create the incentive for them to come to this country in the first place. Need I suggest that
these REAL solutions haven't been pursued because they conflict with certain industry and corporate interests? Or better yet, (something I have
personal knowledge of), how many affluent leaders of the community employ these illegals for domestic childcare, yard services or housework, and
nonetheless publicly speak in hypocritical outrage about the need to address the problem of illegal immigrants?
Give me a break. THIS IS DENYING IGNORANCE? Will you allow the government to apply this thin veil of wallpaper as evidence of their commitment to
resolve the problem of illegal immigration in this country? Thanks, but no thanks. I’d rather protect the children and, as Valhall unwittingly
suggested, go after the real “accomplices” in this situation.
[edit on 20-9-2005 by loam]