Monday, May 22, 2006

Some Thoughts on How to Solve the Problem of Immigration

1. Secure our Borders. why, oh why is this even a question now, five years after 9/11?!?!?! Why are our borders not secure? there isn't much of a threat of a terrorist waltzing across the Mexican border when they can get across the Canadian border (as all of them had) much easier. but still, we'd have fewer problems if the laws we currently have in our books are actually enforced. We do not need more laws. just enforce the ones we currently have. 2. Help the needy. I'm a bleeding heart liberal, so I will still do what I can to help others, including those who came over illegally. They obviously risked their lives to come over, and that does not come but by desperation. The point that Mexicans coming over don't pay taxes is incorrect. They actually do pay taxes, and therefore have access to our health care. This myth is perpetuated by those who want to find any way to remove Mexicans from America. 3. Cut off the Supply by this, what I mean is what drives Mexicans over the border: Jobs. I am fine with creating stiff penalties for companies that hire illegal immigrants. the enforcement of this law is going to be tough and will require some serious dinero (pun intended) but it can be done. Dry up the supply. Make it so that there is no incentive for these immigrants to come over. If the only method for them to receive jobs in the United States is through legal means, then that's the only way they will come. 4. Change the INS policies and procedures many of the problems we are facing right now with immigration from Latin countries stems from the INS being a very unkind and harsh organization. Many of these people already attempted to come through the straight and narrow, but were turned back for one reason or another. America is just going to have to face the fact that because it is such a successful country, that millions and millions of people will want to come here. We will do better for ourselves if we stop supporting totalitarian governments abroad, (which is point 5), and we will bring more people over legally if our legal doors are kinder to them. 5. Stop supporting totalitarian governments Yes, the United States, under Bush's watch, as well as all his predecessors, have and continue to support totalitarian regimes around the world because they fear the result of the actual voice of the people. Take Egypt for example. If the US stopped its support of Mubarak, and really let the people of Egypt decide their own government, the US government fears that the ensuing government will be like a Hamas-run Palestine, with a "terrorist" organization, The Islamic Brotherhood, coming to power, and fundamentally altering the Middle East. But is that not the ironic part? Do we not want change in the Middle East? If we want change, then we must stop supporting the totalitarian regimes there, and let the people actually decide. otherwise our actions are a farce. This is why the Iraq project is failing, because in the Middle East, they are not taking the Americans seriously because America does not take democracy there seriously. Take for example what happened when Hamas won a free and fair election in Palestine (just what Bush proclaims he wanted). What was America's reaction? to stop supporting the newly democratically elected government. What a farce! If America does these things, it will turn out for the better in regards to its immigration worries.


At 5/23/2006 12:21:00 AM, Anonymous sinewave said...

"enforce the laws we currently have"

Resonates with the NRA's criticisms of Clinton

At 5/23/2006 10:43:00 AM, Blogger nicolaepadigone said...

how can we pressure our representatives to better enforce our laws? what's your thought?

At 5/24/2006 05:40:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

in # 4 it would be nice if the INS does not let all these people work under fake/another ss#



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