I was recently asked why I am so against criminal immigration. Well, I could probably list well over a hundred reasons, but there are really just a couple of things worth mentioning. This is my rant.
And perhaps I am being a bit of a jerk on this one, but understand that it comes with a reason. The topic of immigration is a simple one. It has nothing to do with race and it has nothing to do with nationality. It is a simple cause and effect scenario that even the most ignorant should be able to grasp… but somehow do not. It’s frustrating.
First, understand that I welcome legal immigrants with open arms. In fact, to be honest, I actually prefer them to 80% of the ignorant masses who comprise the citizenry of these great states already. Why? It’s because they know more about this country than that 80% and they are often more patriotic too. Once again, that is when we are talking about LEGAL immigrants.
My family once immigrated to this great land for the same reasons many still do today. Still, they did it legally. Now sure, there are those who would like to bring up Native Americans, to which I could easily and quickly retort about the Celtics… which most would have no idea what I was talking about because they only learned a tiny little bit in school because they either didn’t like history or their teacher didn’t teach them anything worthwhile. So, let us not put your ignorance on display for the sake of this debate, if at all possible.
The reality is that many simply miss the point of the immigration issue. To begin with, we ALREADY DO let a lot of people into this country every year. In fact, nearly 41 million immigrants lived in the United States in 2012. In 2012, Mexican-born immigrants accounted for approximately 28 percent of the nearly 40.8 million foreign-born in the United States, making them by far the largest immigrant group in the country. The US also leads the planet in acceptance of immigrants to the tune of over 34 million more immigrants than the next most accepting nation. So don’t tell me the US is not “doing their part” in this immigration game.
Let’s get real here. Confusing or blurring the line between legal immigration and criminal immigration is nothing more than an exercise of ignorance. Perhaps no one has told you about the problems or potential threat associated with criminal immigration. First, let’s address the numbers. In 2012, some 46 percent of immigrants (18.7 million) were naturalized U.S. citizens. That means that the remaining 54 percent is comprised of permanent residents, criminal immigrants, and legal residents on temporary visas, such as students and temporary workers.
Criminal immigration is a problem for many reasons but in great part because of things like the illegal entitlement system that is based on robbing workers of their hard-earned pay to give to those who come here to leach off of it. Let me remind you that we have more people on welfare in this country than we do working full time. This is a mathematical problem, not a racial one. You wouldn’t go to work to give your paycheck to someone who broke into your house, would you? But this is used as a powerful tool for those seeking votes in exchange for free services… services that workers do not get for free, hence… an illegal service because it infringes upon the idea of equality. Now, let me clarify right here that it’s already a HUGE problem with the free-loaders we have here in this country already, why make it worse? Notice that I didn’t mention race, or citizenry in that statement. That was a blanketed statement for a reason because it includes all of the freeloaders who are abusing the entitlement system. Get rid of the entitlement system and the robbery that comes with it, then I’ll support open borders.
A second and equally troubling aspect of criminal immigration is the number of gang members, drugs, weapons, and potential “terrorists” we are just letting in. Let’s just focus on the people to keep with the spirit of the conversation. We are letting in some 1,650,000 people who come from places like Syria, Iran, Korea, China, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. This number also includes people from El Salvador who also happen to be members of the Mara Salvatrucha street gang, aka MS-13.
But I’m confused. I thought these people were the “enemy”. At least, that is what our government was trying to say. Were they mistaken? Do you not care? Perhaps they are not and that is why the government (Obama & Clinton) didn’t lift a finger to help those who died in Benghazi. Or perhaps that is why they are helping to currently fund ISIS. It’s so hard to keep up. Want me to follow the terrorism propaganda everyone keeps spewing? You need to be checking everyone if I have to be a part of this police state.
Seriously, if we were to look at this logically for a second, then I can only imagine that we wouldn’t let a single one of these people get on board an aircraft to come here without a screening of some type and I can’t imagine that you would be ok with any of these people boarding an aircraft you were on without some kind of screening either, right? I am pretty sure that you would require that their names be cross-referenced with some kind of international terrorism watch list at the VERY least right? Seriously, if you support the government’s anti-terrorism policies and believe they should be keeping us safe from such horrible atrocities like terrorism and murder, then I have to ask you: Why in the world would you not want the government to cross-reference these people simply walking across as well?
We do not know if they are MS-13. We do not know if they are a cartel, or terrorists, or communist plants, or any number of other potential threats. Now let’s talk disease. You can’t take fruit across national borders without some kind of oversight because of the potential impact it could have on the entire eco-system and/or health community. These people are known to have all kinds of disease and they are spreading it like wildfire to the point that the CDC has activated an emergency facility designed to monitor and coordinate “emergency response activities to public health threats.”
Still… with all of this being what I would have thought was common sense, we continue to see people insist that we just let everyone on in because if you don’t, you’re somehow a racist? Ok, let’s let everyone in without a plan of checking for disease, or without having a plan for housing, or medicine, or education, or anything else. Let’s do it! Let’s see how noble you are when your neighborhood is overrun with gangs, drugs, disease and when you’re in poverty because of the cause and effect scenario that ensues. Let me guess, more police and fewer guns, right? You got it all figured out.
The sad part is that when someone actually brings up logical points such as what I have brought up here today, the illogical retort is often of racism and bigotry. Well, once again we can clearly see how in a nation where only 4% believe they have under average intelligence and only go to school because “their parents make them”, it’s easy to get people to ignore the most basic of ideas.
Martin Luther King Jr once said that “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” – I really love that guy!