posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 04:25 PM
I'm all for a world with no borders or boundaries where we can all get along and sing songs about rainbows whilst holding hands around a campfire...
but since I live in the real world, here we go;
First, my ancestors did not emigrate to this country illegally - both my mom and dad's side were hustled through Ellis Island and granted citizenship
- because well, they paid taxes, studied for and passed the citizenship test and were subsequently naturalized.
Second, illegal immigration is a problem, a big one, and when you get out on your own (if you aren't already) you'll find this out. I pay higher
taxes than I did 10 years ago to help offset the cost of social programs that are overwhelmed by a good number of individuals who have no money,
can't apply for Federal assistance because they have no social security number and yes, are here illegally. My medical bills and insurance premiums
for both medical and automotive have skyrocketed because I have to help subsidize people who again, have no money, can't apply for Federal assistance
or Medicaid for a lack of social security numbers and again, are here illegally - and I didn't even touch on the automotive side, where premiums for
otherwise safe and legal drivers increase by 25% because the "fender benders" other people on the same insurance get into are increasingly with
people who have no insurance themselves, no drivers' license and again, are here illegally.
The above is a microcosm of the problems that are created when people come to this country illegally - and you're going to sit there and say that
this isn't a problem? What's your solution? Suddenly make them all legal so they can apply for Federal assistance and/ or programs like Medicaid and
utterly destroy what's left of this country's fiscal solvency?
Lastly, let's take a look at what's happening in Mexico and along our southern borders right now - I know this isn't a big deal to you, you're
probably removed from the situation by hundreds, if not thousands of miles but I used to live in El Paso. It was bad back then, and there weren't
even cartels taking bounties out on border patrol agents. Are you going to sit there and tell me that these cartels, soldiers for whom are
increasingly coming across our borders illegally, and who have started using violence against U.S. citizens who have nothing to do with their goings
on, aren't a problem either? That they're a figment of our imagination or that they're role is somehow being blown out of proportion?
Yes my friend, whether you want to admit it or not, illegal immigration is a nightmare for this country and I for one would rather people try
something, anything, to curb it even if at first it doesn't work or it doesn't seem popular. At least it's an effort.