You want humane immigration reform? Ok then, follow the law. Do what the law
requires.These people are asking for mercy without fulfilling the
requirements of justice. They go hand in hand. One does not work without the
other.I like Jeb Bush's proposal. Have them go home, and then
come back legally. I have no problem with that. It provides mercy while
I am sure that Senator Lee, and most other Utahns would be a lot more receptive
to pleas for "humane immigration reform" if there were first some
interest in demanding that everyone coming to the U.S. obey our laws.Until the "immigration rights" activists understand this very basic
concept: "we are a nation of laws and expect them to be followed"; there
will be very little sympathy for their amnesty schemes, no matter what they call
them.Legal immigrants are welcome, but those who do not obey our
laws are not. It is really that simple.
What bothers me about this whole immigration issue is that the state and federal
governments along with all of us that were either born in this country or
immigrated here legally are now the bad guys because we don't welcome all
of these lawbreakers here with open arms? They say that they are doing the low
paying jobs because no one else will do them, but the jobs aren't low
paying because they HAVE to be but because they CAN be, due to all of the
immigrants that will work for that low pay and sometimes live several families
together to share expenses. Something needs to be done but just giving them
citizenship along with their anchor babies is not the answer. We did that a
decade or so ago and the problem just got BIGGER!!
Having personally met Sen. Lee and having had many opportunities to observe him
in action, I really doubt that he is familiar with the word "Humanity."
He is totally locked in on a very narrow and rigid ideology that will not allow
consideration of anything that doesn't hold the possibility of increasing
profit margins for a select few at the top of the heap.