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Monday, April 26, 2010

Let's talk immigration

Friday, the Governor of Arizona (my home state), signed a law that would allow police officers in the State of Arizona to require people to provide proof that they are in this country legally if there is reasonable doubt that they are. This has sparked protests among angry hispanics.

Well, I am hispanic. And, I am angry.

But, I am not angry at the State of Arizona for passing this law. As a matter of fact, I applaud them for having the guts to pass it. You see, first and foremost, I am an AMERICAN!!! My dad's family happens to be Mexican. So, I can relate to this issue. However, to say that this law violates the civil rights of people who are in this country illegally is just insane. It's the same as saying that the "Christmas Bomber" has the right to a lawyer. Or that we need to read the Miranda Rights to enemy combatants that are caught on the battlefield in Afghanistan. The Miranda Rights are part of our rights as AMERICAN citizens. They do not extend to people who come over here from other countries and try to blow up our citizens. They certainly do not extend to those who are here illegally. If they want to be afforded the same rights as a citizen of the United States of America, then, by all means, they need to abide by the laws of this country, the first of which, is to come into this country using the proper channels.

Our beloved king liberal has called the law misguided. But, what I see as misguided is the audacity to continually kick the American people in the face by attacking the Constitution. The very document that should be guiding everything that is done in this country. What I see as misguided is to treat with kid gloves the very people who attacked us on our own soil, and then have the ***** to say that they deserve to have a civilian trial in the very city that they attacked. To say that we have not treated these people in accordance with the Geneva Convention when the Geneva Convention is very forthright in saying that it is for people who follow the "Rules of War". That means that they wear a uniform, represent a country and do NOT attack civilians. All three of which the terrorists that this administration wants to put on trial in New York have violated. If the king liberal wants to talk about misguided, he should look in the mirror. But, then again, he is guided by a whole different set of principles than those that this country was founded on.

Now, don't get me wrong, I am all for immigration into this country. It is one of the things that has made this the greatest country in the world. The diversity that we have do to the different backgrounds that our citizens bring to the table is unmatched both in the present time and anytime in history. It is one of the things that makes this country unique and why it has been able to rise up to the status that it has in such a short amount of time. However, the immigration that I support, is the immigration of people who use the proper channels and push their way through to come here and make a better life for themselves and their families, NOT the kind that involves sneaking across an unprotected border like a common thief!! While I think it is great that so many people want to be here to earn a decent living, do it the proper way or else don't whine about it when we enforce the laws that are put in place to protect OUR CITIZENS!!

There is going to be a lot of debate over this issue during the coming months. People are going to say that we need to fix the current system. I agree. However, the quickest way to fix it is to enforce the laws that are in place now. Build the fence that was authorized a few years ago and then halted because the funding wasn't approved. Kick the people who are here illegally out of this country and tell them that they are welcome to come back, as long as they do it properly. You see, we don't really need to fix the illegal immigration problem, we just need to enforce what is already in place instead of passing a few laws, just to appease the constituents (us) and then letting them fall by the wayside.

By the way, in case you missed it, I am angry at the people who are here illegally and are whining about their rights under US laws. As far as I am concerned, they don't have any. They do have the right to be treated humanely, but, it stops there. They need to go back to their own countries, and, if they want to come here, then do it properly and be documented.

2 comments:

Krys72599 said...

You wrote: "The Miranda Rights are part of our rights as AMERICAN citizens. They do not extend to people who come over here from other countries and try to blow up our citizens. They certainly do not extend to those who are here illegally. If they want to be afforded the same rights as a citizen of the United States of America, then, by all means, they need to abide by the laws of this country, the first of which, is to come into this country using the proper channels."
And you should have finished that sentence with "and become US citizens!"
If my mother had not come here to this country in 1952 I wouldn't be here. But she came here with her two sister, her parents followed two months later, and all of them eventually became US citizens. They were, and are, proud of the path they took. And they have access to all the rights our Constitution grants to US citizens.
I agree with you - fix what's broke - but I do think AZ took a great step in making a statement: if a state that has one of the largest populations of illegal immigrants wants to do something like this, why are they viewed as something vile and objectionable? Don't you trust that state to know what it needs? I heard this morning that 3/4 of the people polled were FOR THIS LAW and only 23% were against it. How can you spin those numbers any other way???

Busy Texas Dee said...

BRAVO!!!!!!. I totally agree with you on this.