Originally posted by DCFusion
Unfortunately, it appears to me that what is currently ongoing is essentially the US Governments attempt to mop up a mess that resulted from poor
enforcement of policies already in place.
I agree Many of us have for decades seen this problem become bigger.
Originally posted by DCFusion
I wonder what all the legal immigrants are thinking about this issue? In some respects, it seems unfair to now allow all these illegal immigrants to
remain in the country when the legal immigrants went through the proper procedure and followed the law.
Since I am a legal immigrant from Latin America I qualify to answer your question?
To me is not unfair, I really don’t see any problem with this approach. If they get taxed the same way I do I don’t see how this could affect me.
I mean they are already here, if anything it should increase the revenues of the federal government helping to fund both the educational and health
systems that they have been using for free. Illegal immigrants are thee biggest problem in the U.S. Both the educational and health systems are
suffering the economics effects of thousands of illegal immigrants. Most blue collar workers have already or very soon loose their job due to cheaper
labor from Illegal immigrants. Everyone must remember this problem did not start yesterday, our politicians, and I say ours since I just became a U.S.
citizen 10 months ago, had seen this problem inflate for years.
The reality is that if the assumed 11 million illegal immigrants were in lets say a period of ten years become US citizens the entire make up of this
society could change. Some estimate the amount of illegal at 25 millions. I think this people should be used as cheap labor to boost the economy.
Either way, in my opinion and thousands upon thousands people around the world probably agree that the U.S is the richest country in the world, the
society that the whole world admires and dreams of. A country where the most qualified men/woman gets elected, regardless of color or last name. Where
business is business and productivity is more important than which school, you went to. Where laws are followed and corruption is in extinction.
To some of you this doesn’t sound like the America we live in today, but I swear that is the way it looks from the other side. Illegal immigration
will never go away completely as long as this country has as much freedom as it has. People from troubled parts of the world will always risk
everything to come to the US.
One option is to build a wall on the borders and after the national ID is finally operational it will be way easier to enforce the laws. I think most
Americans are ready for that, or maybe not. We must find a balanced approach to this problem.
Nobody wants to talk about the real problem. how do you help ? this once called developing countries now called third world nations, whatever you
want to call it, this poor miserable countries where uneducated masses of people are hostage of silly presidents and their business partners that
keeps them in the dark of any possible decision they can make to better their country.
I know is really hard to try to help every miserable country that has a corrupt GOP, when you have to deal with problems on your own house. I see
these two problems connected and a solution should try to hit both targets. U.S. was founded by people running away from tyrants and oppression, today
we have the chance to stop running and face the enemy instead of fleeing the battle.
[edit on 28-3-2006 by LoKito]