First of all we must recognize — in the era of demonization — that illegal immigrants are not bad people. As President Obama used to say: they came here for a better life. And, a large number of Americans support illegal immigration and, in fact, hired them.
But herein lies the problem: Obama may have been an irresponsible idealist: he, like many of his supporters — the Progressives — may have wanted the world to conform to the ideals that he created out of his imagination — not to accept the world as it is, and make it better.
It is not uncommon to meet a Progressive who believes the U.S. should accept anyone into the U.S. who “wants to make their life better.” Or, for that matter — as long as we are “imagining” — anyone who is “tired or poor.” That is, the U.S. should take in all the poor in Latin America, Africa, and Asia: “This is who we are.”
Of course, this is impossible, which means it is a dysfunctional policy.
The Big Lie
We can’t go on with this discussion without mentioning the Big Lie. It is a lie that is all over the TV and the internet and it is a lie that is involved in nearly every discussion on immigration.
The lie is this: ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS EQUIVALENT TO LEGAL IMMIGRATION.
When Progressives condemn Conservatives for being “anti-immigrant,” they are dishonest. For there is virtually no Conservative — and no American, for that matter — who is “anti-immigrant.” These peoople are not racist and not discriminatory against immigrants. They acknowledge that all Americans (including American Indians) are immigrants and we need immigrants.
The people who support rational immigration laws — that are enforced — are only anti-illegal immigration.
Another — smaller — lie is that most illegal immigrants want citizenship. They don’t. Most want dual citizenship. In this way they can remain loyal to their own country, get all the benefits from citizenship in their own country, and then get all the benefits — especially the financial benefits (much of it paid by the white sucker). The primary drive for American citizenship of many illegal immigrants is not so much a love of America and a loyalty to America, but simply a desire for financial benefits.
A rational immigration policy
The goal of a reasonable immigration policy is to have immigration laws that are humane, charitable and practical. I feel there is only one such policy, a policy such as Canada’s and Austrailia’s. These countries allow a generous amount of immigrants, including refugees, just as the U.S. does (we allowed 1 million last year). But…..but…they allow no illegal immigrants in — they ship them right back.