There are those in the community who would gladly grant 40 million "illegals" amnesty in order to get a few thousands of their own in.
President Obama, fresh off his victory of ramming an untouched Obamacare past a recalcitrant congress, has set his sights on pushing "immigration reform" through.
Obama and his allies on the left, have their sites set on gaining millions of dependable new voters, which would permanently tilt the political tables in their favor.
Those on the right, who back big business, see the gain of having access to cheap labor.
But who is looking out for the citizens of the United States?
Contrary to the politicians rosy estimates of just 11 million illegals amongst us, other authoritative sources claim that number is closer to 40 million. See Tim Donnelly and immigration.
40 million, many uneducated, low skilled immigrants given access to benefits (Obamacare), SNAP & other entitlements for their children, with eventual citizenship and voting rights, is a game changer for the country....
......A game changer of borders, language and culture. especially if overwhelming numbers of those immigrants are from third world countries....Or countries in Europe who expect a nanny state government to provide them with "entitlements."
Little is said in the media of how porous our borders really are. But in many locations along our southern border, anyone can walk into our country; we do not know who they are, or where they came from. See: Border Like No Country For Old Men
Yet politicians with an agenda like Senator Chuck Schumer say they'll address the porous borders, after amnesty is granted to those here illegally....That is the same as slamming the barn door after the cows have escaped.
The borders need to be locked down now, securely, first and foremost before any talk of what to do with those already here illegally.
No country retains its character if it does not control its borders AND who it allows to settle within those borders. The Roman Empire found that out the hard way, other countries throughout history have learned this and countries of the EU are experiencing it right now.
US immigration policy should be focused on: What is best for the United States and encourage the best and brightest from around the world to become citizens.
The practice/abuse of "anchor babies" needs to end....The United States is the only country in the world stupid enough to let itself be exploited this way. If your parents are non citizens and you happen to come out here, you are not automatically a citizen of the US.
Turn the visa system and green cards over to the private sector to manage, the government is incompetent. Companies like American Express/Master Card or Visa, know how to manage cards, they will not allow overstays, or other abuses of our immigration laws.
- First published at Irish Central October 19, 2013 under the title: A country that does not control its borders....Is no longer a country
Ed Farnan lives in the US and has been writing articles and opinion pieces as a conservative/liberterian for years.
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