Published: Tuesday, Feb. 21 2012 4:00 p.m. MST
Perhaps everyone should consider how their emotions would change if they were on
the other side of the border. If I was struggling through visa paperwork and
thought about how the ancestors of most US citizens gained freedom with a single
signature, I'd be a little upset.Great article. Regardless of your
stance on immigration, your emotions are a main factor. Anyone who is against
illegal immigration is afraid of how it will affect crime and our economy.
Anyone calling for amnesty or even tolerance is upset by discrimination.
What if no one from Salt Lake County could work in Utah County or Davis County,
and the same was true throughout the state? You could only work in your own
county. How destructive would that be to the economy? Take out the
emotions of immigration and look at the dollars and sense. Allow the free flow
of people, or else suffer economic inefficiencies. I support freedom and
immigration, not red tape and National Socialism.
Since we're talking about "feelings".......I
"feel" bad that my neighbor loses his job to an illegal immigrant.I "feel" bad that illegal immigrants don't have to pay for
their health care.I "feel" bad that our elected officials
ignore laws designed to protect us.I wonder how the author (and
others) would "feel" if they lost their job to an illegal
immigrant?Its easy to talk about illegal immigration as an
"abstract" concept. Quite another issue when it affects someone you
Immigration Problem: The United States Government. Period.1. Took
away programs that allowed immigrant labor to come and go easily.2.
Handed out ITIN's like candy. This encouraged "Jose" to call brother
and tell him how easy it was to come and work,even though you aren't supposed
to.3. Handed out Social Security numbers up until a few years ago.4. Said they couldn't come, but encouraged them to come through policy.5. Take money from applicants for VISAs, then say no, but don't return their
hard earned money.6. U.S, Policies toward Mexico continue to encourage
Mexico to destroy any chance of a middle class, the rich are rich, and the poor
are dying. (Also reason for the drug problem)7. Now that the illegal
immigrants have come, American public wants to blame the illegal immigrant for
jumping at the chance for survival that we and the government have dangled in
front of their hungry faces!Wake up Americans, YOU have benefited
from their presence, and now want to sweep them away! You are part of the
problem. Fix our immigration policies, and draw a line in the sand. Help
Mexico develop a middle class, destroy their drug cartels, and allow easier and
cheaper LEGAL immigration possibilities. Close the border. But the people you
have invited,well, you did invite them. So make them welcome, and swallow the
pill you created.
Through word association the doctors pro-illegal stance came through. Topaz
mountain, slavery, Ellis Island,Revolutionary War, bigotry, prejudice, racist,
etc. have nothing to do with illegal immigration. The words Legal,
and illegal define the problem.
What kind of Freudian nonsense is this "doctor" trying to pull on
us?And what is the point? That we should have a "national group
hug"?C'mon! What an empty article!
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