posted on May, 19 2010 @ 06:07 PM
reply to post by RedmoonMWC
Well if the law is changed, then at least some of these people who are coming into the United States are no longer "illegal" because their
immigration complies with the law.
The fact of the matter is, the current law is a joke. We have over ten million people that are flaunting it by living here. As a society that wishes
to maintain rule of law we have three options-- (1) we can change the facts on the ground to match the law, (2) we can change the law to match the
facts on the ground or (3) we can do some combination of changing the facts on the ground and changing the law.
Option 1 is not the best option. This would require mass roundups and other costly measures. Furthermore, illegal immigrants do bring benefits to
our society. We might be throwing the baby out with the bathwater if we have a massive roundup.
Option 2 is not good either. This would allow the status quo to be maintained. There are downsides to illegal aliens being here. For example, while
many illegal aliens are honest and hardworking, some come here to leech off the system and commit felonies like murder and robbery. This is like
keeping the bathwater with the baby.
Option 3 is the best way to go. It allows us to throw out the bathwater while keeping the baby. We can change the facts on the ground by reducing
the negative aspects of immigration. We can maintain the benefits by more or less allowing many of the illegal immigrants that are already here to