by Worthington Daily Globe
June 22, 2010 at 10:36 am in Worthington Daily Globe
WASHINGTON As the immigration debate rages on, I’ve been thinking about my own relationship with immigration. Continue Reading
Tags: column, Immigration, Opinion, Washington 9 Comments »
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Tope Folarin says: “Unfortunately, racism and xenophobia tend to imbue the immigration debate”. “Discrimination that the Arizona law represents”. It’s all about race to him again; if you are anti-illegal immigration you are a racist to him! Not a word about the huge devastation and cost to the country on all fronts. This guy is just another race baiter! I say, hey Dope, get over the race thing and look at the issues! The nation is drowning in illegal immigration and all he can see is race, it has nothing to do with race and all to do with what is good for the American citizens!
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“Race Baiter” or not, he brings up a good point about how the immigration issue won’t be solved by simply being able to stop someone who you have “reasonable suspicion” of being an illegal immigrant. Yes, illegal immigration is a problem, but I think we focus too much on the immigrant and not enough on people hiring them (not you in particular deano, you have focused on employers and rightfully so). The immigration system needs to be more efficient so people who try to come here legally don’t have to wait forever to be granted a visa or citizenship. The system for identifying illegal immigrants (i.e. national photo i.d. system) needs to be more efficient so employers who have a tendency to hire illegal don’t have the excuse that they “didn’t know” the person they hired was here illegally. And there needs to be significant disincentives, or penalties, for those who continually hire illegal immigrants. Yes, the people coming here illegally know they are here illegally, but they wouldn’t come here illegally if they weren’t able to find employment. I don’t agree with amnesty because illegal immigrants are breaking our laws, but I feel immigration reform needs to extends further than just catching and deporting illegal immigrants.
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Enforce the border FIRST! It is absolutely ridicules, flat out stupid, that after 9-11 we still can’t control our border. Let’s show our citizens and the world that we can get something right! A lot of people are wondering! We are fighting a war and losing thousands of our young men and women all over people seeking in our country and doing great harm! At the same time we leave the border wide open with welcome signs. I can’t think of words to describe how insane that is! Not My Son Or Daughter! It makes me wonder what I was doing in the armed forces; it really makes me wonder what my friends died for!!
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Your friends died for a promise of a good education; Reading, spelling and arithmetic.
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NO! They died supposedly defending our borders from foreign aggression! I certainly would call millions of foreign people crossing our border illegally as aggression! The biggest aggression the country has ever faced! These aggressors have done far more damage to this country then any other! I never once heard anyone say, hey I’m willing to die so illegal aliens can break in to my country and learn the three Rs, at my family’s expense! Fact is they died trying to stop just that! What a shameful disgrace!
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I apologize. I was being ridiculous.
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What about American’s American dream’s? I’ll assure you many millions have lost theirs do to the unethical, undesirable and illegal acts of big business and their illegal cohorts!
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