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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Immigration thoughts

--posted by Tony Garcia on 4/11/2006

OK, this will be the biggest issue of the year (barring a major terrorist attack). Why? Because there is a fight for the Hispanic vote in 2006 and the two parties are falling over themselves to win those votes.

If the GOP is looking to lose as many seats as possible then they will continue forward with the Immigration Reform and include any type of "amnesty".

There is a process for people of any country to enter another country. There is no true open border on this planet.

So what do we do? Enforce the laws. Find someone here illegally ship them out. Find someone here illegally AND they are working somewhere then fine heavily the employer (something like 2% of their gross revenues per illegal alien hired would do the trick). The REAL problem is not with the aliens themselves. I mean, this is the greatest country in the world so why fault them for coming here. The real problem is the incentive to come here illegally. Jobs are that incentive and we need to dry up those jobs. Severely punitive fines would do the trick.

"But they are taking jobs that noone else wants." Yes, that may be true on a superficial level. We allow that level of arrogance. "That job is beneath me, I ain't taking that job." Then I suppose the wage would have to be raised to the point that people are willing to take it. More than that, how horrible is it to say that jobs are beneath Americans, but those Mexicans, well, they are low enough to take the jobs.

Worse than that is the inhumanity of saying people should be allowed to be in jobs where companies can take advantage of them without any recourse.

If they went through the process there would be protection.

One final problem with illegal immigration is they are growing accustomed to our standard of living which means they will complicate the usage of the world's oil reserves and hasten global warming.

Just a thought.


Blogger IndweltDaughter said...

I know you posted this a long time ago....but I wanted to say something.

I usually lean conservative on moral issues, and I lean liberal on others. When it comes to immigration, I usually lean liberal. But I'm not a very political person as it is, so I guess in the grand scheme of things, it doesn't really matter.

However, let me say that you are the first conservative who's opinion of immigration I have completely respected, even if I don't completely agree with you. But I do mostly agree with you. :)

Thank you for pointing out that it's not the immigrants themselves that are the problem, but the policies that bring them here. My father is an immigrant from El Salvador, (although he thankfully was able to come here completely legally,) and became a citizen when I was 3. Having a working knowledge of what happened in El Salvador in the 70's and 80's, as well as what happened in several other Latin American countries during that time period, I think that US foreign policies with 3rd world countries is also partly to blame. But those are just my thoughts. And as it all already happened, I guess there's no point in arguing the point. (Although I wouldn't refrain from writing an impassioned essay on the subject.)

Can you tell I'm not very political?

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