This video just came out of illegal aliens storming the border in California...and if you think this is just a one time deal and won't happen again...you're naive. This is going to get ugly folks.
My husband and I frequently discuss events that are going on in the world and he had some good points to make about the issue. So here goes...
By Josh Duvall:
The current illegal immigration crisis currently taking place on the border is a serious issue. If you don’t know anything about it click here. I know there are a lot of talking heads giving all sorts of opinions about the current state of immigration affairs in the US, but what I’m writing about is what I feel are the most important pieces of this crisis and my take on some solutions.
The basics of sovereignty is a clearly defined border and the ability to regulate who comes into and out of your nation. If you’ve ever tried to fly internationally, then you understand that you need a passport, a reason for your visit and a trip through customs in order to even step foot into another country. How can we be citizens of a nation, and be afforded the rights of citizens of that nation, if we don’t even have regulated borders and clear lines of demarcation? Can a nation be sovereign without borders? We have literally thousands of illegal immigrants crossing the border. What good is it to deal with those already here, if we can’t stop the influx. When you’re in a boat that is taking on water, step number one is plug the hole. Step number two is scoop out the water.
Did you know that America already has a legal immigration process? There is no need for people to come here illegally, as there is already a path for immigration and naturalized citizenship. If you’d like to learn more about that process, please click here. It’s interesting that no one is promoting or talking about our legal immigration process. The United States of America is a sovereign nation with sovereign laws. We have created laws that give a very clear path for those outside our country, who would like to leave their own nation and come to America to pursue a better life. We need to promote that process and abide by the laws already established. What does it say to those who have worked hard to become citizens, when illegals simply cross over and are allowed to stay?
Businesses have been providing work and wages to illegal immigrants for years. This illegal working situation creates all sorts of problems for both the immigrants and our nation’s citizens. First, the workers are being paid “under the table” which means they aren’t paying federal or state income taxes, medicare taxes, or social security taxes on their wages, like their citizen counterparts. Although they don’t pay these taxes, they still drive on our roads, are protected by our first responders and consume our public services. All of these things take tax revenue to operate and we have more people using them, than paying for them. The illegal workers themselves are also suffering under this arrangement. They effectively have no workers rights. If they are mistreated at work, abused, unpaid, or fired for undue cause they have no recourse. They certainly aren’t going to contact the authorities and admit that they are illegal workers who are being treated unfairly. They also would never report their boss, as that could result in the business being shut down and them losing their job. Their hands are tied. Finally, illegal workers depress wages for the rest of us citizen workers. Because businesses are using these tactics to artificially lower their overhead costs, they aren’t forced to increase wages and change their benefits structure to attract American workers. Removing the illegal workforce would restore the balance to the employer/employee relationship forcing employers to compete for the American citizen workforce.
We are a nation built on laws. There are laws governing almost every area of our lives. Unfortunately, we have had government leaders in both parties who selectively abide by and dismiss certain laws according to whatever is most politically appealing. This has to stop. We need to send a clear message to the world that we believe in equal treatment under the law, and there is no special circumstance in which the law does not apply. When citizens break laws and engage in illegal behavior they are prosecuted regardless of who they are, or their motives. When citizens of other nations come to America and attempt or succeed in breaking our laws, they are also prosecuted regardless of who they are. Civilization is built on a justice system that is defined and enforced. Without a nation of law abiding citizens, societal development and advancement is impossible. True justice is blind and unconcerned with personal circumstances. Her only concern is upholding and applying a sovereign nations laws.
The aforementioned are easy to understand, easy to apply, and easy to communicate. If only our elected leaders had the intestinal fortitude to stand with conviction on these principles, and respect this heritage that has provided this nation with a position unequaled in the entire the world.