“Illegal” Means Illegal

by Ryan on March 25, 2006

in Politics

This is what a protest should look like. 100,000 people marching steadfastly for a cause they strongly believe in. They didn’t even have to sell their soul to International ANSWER (no, I’m not linking to them!) or NARAL (not going there either!). They actually look somewhat kempt as well. A decent group, even if I heartily disagree with them.

That cause for which they believe so strongly is fundamentally flawed and imminently dangerous. They want the US government to go easy on those whose first act on American soil was to break our laws. Some of the quotes in this article are disturbing in that the mindset seems 180 degrees away from a sensible law and order approach that helps to ensure our safety across those very porous borders to our south. They feel entitled to be in America and some of our politicians encourage and have encouraged this irresponsible thinking.

I’m all for guard towers, walls, and mean dogs on the border. Heck, I might even volunteer for the Minutemen this summer vacation for a few days! But, I will accept a compromise that keeps those immigrants coming here the legal and transparent way in the front of the line, and identifies those that have snuck their way into America illegally while dealing with them in a way deem appropriate by our elected officials…. as if the illegals did something, say, illegal.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Jeffrey March 25, 2006 at 9:05 pm

From what I’ve read of your blog so far, you’ll probably find this interesting……

The News Journal
All 14 people arrested in Delaware during a two-state prostitution sting were in this country illegally, authorities said Tuesday.

Alleged ringleaders Moises Dominguez, 53, and his son Juan, 26, who are charged with operating brothels in Bridgeville, Frankford, Seaford and Hammonton, N.J., remained in the Sussex Correctional Institution on Tuesday on cash bails of $129,000 and $95,000, respectively.

Father and son face a preliminary hearing on charges of organized crime, promoting prostitution, criminal nuisance, conspiracy and related offenses Thursday in Sussex County Superior Court.

You can find the entire story at http://www.delawareonline.com … The story may move to the archive by the time you check.


Ryan March 26, 2006 at 12:49 pm

Good point, Jeffrey.
This kind of stuff is done by natives here and there, but if our laws were more stringent, this particular brothel would not exist and those particular people afflicted would have had different fates, perhaps.

And Delaware seemed like such a nice place!


rightonoz March 26, 2006 at 8:03 pm

Just a thought, if unprincipled people from both the right and left stopped giving these illegals ‘under the counter’ jobs would the problem reduce significantly? No income…

But then what would happen to your economy? Given some claims as many as 11M illegals many holding jobs and statisticaly full employment who would do the jobs they currently do?


Ryan March 27, 2006 at 9:45 am

I actually think that is a real concern. The problem is too big to just deport them all with out a serious economic impact.

At this point, one can encourage Congress to penalize those employers who knowingly employ illegals without notifying the government of their status. Even that’ll hurt.


rightonoz March 30, 2006 at 9:29 pm

Hi Ryan,, Have you seen this?


A bipartison approach that works on toughening laws yet apreciates the reality


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