Umm...What Say We BUILD A FENCE Already!
Now, let it be said for the record that I really do understand why a poor Mexican family would want to come here. Mexico, for all of its charm for the tourist, is a corrupt government with a stagnant economy. And I also understand the argument that these folks do the kind of work that Americans (for the most part) don't want to do for such low wages. And YES, I get it about how some farms and industries would take it in the rear-flap of their ponchos if this windfall of cheap labor disappeared tomorrow.
But what I DON'T understand is why I, as a law-abiding tax-payer, should have to pay for the burden they place on the rest of our society. If they come here to work illicitly - then get education, healthcare and welfare, then it is our lucky citizenry who have to pick up the check. And don't get me started on the Spanish in schools and on tests!
If I hear "America is a nation of immigrants" just one more time I'm gonna go and kick the neighbor's yappy little chihuahua right in the chalupa! More than 85% of us were born here! I did not come in on any banana boat - so turn off your old Harry Belafonte record and get a grip!
Here is what I propose we do - it is a simple 3-step process (should be a no-brainer for you 12-steppers out there! ;-)
- Build a REALLY KICKASS STATE-OF-THE-ART FENCE - sort of like the one described by WeNeedAFence.com
- Require illegal aliens to register for temperary work permits, but they must submit their requests from their homes-of-record in Mexico (or wherever else they come from). Those who do not should be rounded up and deported - and never allowed to return.
- Reform our ridiculous LEGAL immigration laws so that law-abiding folks who want to share the American Dream can apply for immigration and expect to be heard in a reasonable time.