What right do they have to demand this?

by Sal on January 10, 2006

in Politics

The Mexican government, along with some Central American governments are demanding that the U.S. institute guest worker programs and the legalization of “Undocumented Workers” [sic], or as they should be called “Illegal immigrants”. The quote of the day has to be the following:

“Migrants, regardless of their migratory status, should not be treated like criminals,”

There are two ways to enter the United States. The first is legally, and the second is illegally. Illegal migrants should be treated like criminals, because they are violating the sovereign laws of the United States. Illegal immigration is a problem for a whole host of reasons:

  • Security: It poses a huge security risk to our borders. An open-border policy would allow any would-be terrorist to cross the border.
  • Cost: The flood of illegal immigrants costs the federal government $10 billion a year in services over and above what the illegal immigrants pay in taxes. This does not include state costs associated with the illegal immigrants. If the illegal immigrants were regularized, it is estimated that it would cost the federal government $29 billion per year (Source: Center for Immigration Studies)
  • Fairness: Thousands of people apply for immigration status legally each year. Many must wait for paperwork to process and their status to be confirmed before traveling to the U.S. It is unfair to those immigrants who do things the right way when illegal immigrants who shun the process that is in place enter this country.

Immigration has been one of the strengths of this country. The cultural richness that it has added through generations of immigrants from Ireland, France, Great Britain, Poland, Germany, Japan, Russia, Mexico, and many other countries has helped to enrich American culture and made us into the melting pot that we are. We the American people have been and continue to be generous in offering the American Dream to people from all over the world who want to start a new life. All we ask is that they respect our laws, and apply for immigration status the correct way, the way that our ancestors did. For the leaders of other nations to demand that we change our laws to suit the interests of their own countries is wrong.

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Mike January 10, 2006 at 12:59 pm

I suppose they have a right to demand it but what are they going to do about it? Perhaps a 700 mile fence is in order. The exact number for an immigration quota is certainly debatable but like Sal said, any migration into our country must be done in accordance with our laws.


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