Brendan is a Noted Fan of Mexican Immigration
Alright… I’m pissed again.
As a rule of law sort of guy, I believe that for this great country to continue to exist the current law on the books needs to be enforced and I find it reprehensible that a group of people who have already shown complete disregard and their disrespect for the laws of this country have the balls to demand ‘rights’ in these anti-American protests that are occurring throughout the country today, but also to effectively engage in economic-terrorism in their attempts to shut down so many American cities.
The one good thing I think that will come out of this is that it will help to polarize not only the American people but also the American government against these invaders and together take steps that would weaken the existing trespassers socially and politically as well as make it harder for more to come across.
Maybe I’m just naÃ¯ve… but last I checked rights come with responsibilities which amongst other things includes obeying the law. Giving rights or easy paths to citizenship to those who have so blatantly disregarded our laws sends a clear and dangerous message to the rest of the world that we do not respect our own laws and don’t really care if people break them.
What’s next? Giving amnesty to home burglars, bank robbers or corporate crooks?
Those who say that there is no way we can round up and deport the 12 some million Mexican aliens are right… but not why you’d think.
Imagine for a moment the number of planes, trains and automobiles that would be required to transport the estimated 12 millions illegals if we could round them all up. Because of a pesky little issue related to national sovereignty and border security, each of these vehicles would require the permission of the Mexican government to enter the country… something they would never give for two very important reasons:
First up, the Mexican economy would suddenly lose a huge influx of effectively free money (to them) that is sent from illegal workers in the US to their families back in Mexico.
If that wasn’t bad enough, Mexico would have to deal with some 12 million out of work people who would be a major drain on the already weakened Mexican economy. To add insult to injury this new 12 million, likely disillusioned people would represent a large voting block that could lead to major political change, something that Mexican President Vicente Fox surly wouldn’t want.
So unless we decide to invest in 12 million parachutes and invade their airspace… we are not going to forcibly remove them… but there is still a way which I will get to in just a moment.
While President Bush pushes big on his amnesty program, he has done virtually nothing to enforce existing immigration laws or secure our borders against this ongoing invasion and until our borders are secured, any guest worker program is a waste of time and money as it will still be relatively easy for these invaders to come into the country and get work illegally, after all why go legal when it’s so much easier to stay illegal?
When such discussions come up I often think back to a cousin of mine who a number of years back married a wonderful man from Germany (an anesthesiologist even) and despite being married to an American citizen, it took a great deal of time, work and money for him while following the rules to eventually be able to legally work in this country.
Sure, having some or all of the 31 Mexican states join the United States under our constitution might resolve these issues in the long run, until we can show our resolve in the face of this adversary, most actions that have been advocated would simply be capitulation to those threatening us with harm.
I’ve heard many theories on how the current issue can be fixed and the best I’ve heard so far is this four point plan:
- Close the borders – Deploy the National Guard and build a wall along the US/Mexican border making it impossible for anyone to get across without our permission.
- Actively fine employers – Make it extremely painful for a company to knowingly hiring an illegal alien or other individual who does not have the right to work in this country.
- Lose the freebiess – Deny ALL tax funded social services to persons illegally in this country EXCEPT for life-saving medical treatment.
- Tax wire transfers
– Add a 30-50% tax/fee/fine on all money transfers from people illegally in this country to someone in another country.
(Note: The fines/fees collected from point #2 and #4 would go directly towards border security)
Under such a plan the United States would be able to effectively fight back against these invaders in a war of attrition where we would make it so miserable for these people to stay in our country that they would have no choice but to leave.
The United States has granted amnesty to trespassers like these several times before and as a result we ended up with the same problem over and over again of countless new invaders ignoring our laws, violating our sovereignty and demanding things which they have no right to.
History has shown that amnesty is not even a temporary fix to this predicament and until our borders are secure, all other discussions of any kind of ‘rights’ for the estimated 12 million invaders is moot.