The airways have been flooded these past few weeks with obfuscation and superfluous rhetoric about the need for drastic and effective immigration policy reform. Why? There are plenty of effective and just laws already on the books that clearly outline American immigration laws. The real issue is why this administration and the ones before, at least back to Dwight Eisenhower, have chosen not to enforce the laws that congress has already passed? If the president won’t enforce the laws he was sworn to uphold, why would anyone who even pretends to have an inkling of intelligence believe that he will enforce any new set of laws.
First, these so called undocumented immigrants that roam America’s streets today have NO legal right, basis, or claim to even be within the boundaries of this country. They deserve no legal protections, and definitely deserve no sympathy. They have stolen into this country and everyday they steal resources and credibility from those who have arrived here legally. It is an affront to every legal citizen when any politician or pundit refers to these people as anything more than a criminal invader. They people as a group have no compunction about breaking laws or following any existing societal norm. The fact that their presence has even been tolerated is mystifying. What is even more mystifying is that there are those that want to grant them amnesty for the crimes they have already committed. What about their future crimes?
Second, why are these people seemingly treated any differently than any other law breaker? Would any average American accept a burglar rummaging through his or her jewelry box on the dresser in the bedroom at 3:00 AM? Why not? Oh, it’s against the law if it’s YOUR bedroom. Well, illegal aliens are breaking the law, and it’s also YOUR country! Granted, only half of all American effectively pay taxes. But illegal aliens affect everyone. For the tax payers they mean more in tax expenditures. For those who don’t actually pay income taxes, the presence of illegal aliens means even more. They result in higher consumer costs, fewer tax payer generated benefits available, and far greater competition for jobs, especially in the service market. This point alone should worry the likes of the service worker unions. Illegal aliens, if made legal, will exacerbate this situation. Once legal, they can and will clog up the courts demanding an even greater share of the social welfare pot. It will happen! They already demand these benefits despite their illegal status.
Finally, the rule of law should mean something. The laws of the past have meant little to the ruling political class. This is an issue upon which a stand must be made. Follow the current laws; they have only failed because of poor leadership. Make the current laws work before we make matters worse and make lawbreakers legal. If America excuses this lawlessness, what else will be excusable and what other laws will not be enforced?