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"But I do know that the nation would be smart, and humane, to devise a way for hard-working illegal immigrants who pass background checks to begin a fair process of qualifying for legal status. This is not blanket amnesty. It is accepting reality for the greater good."
A fair process of qualifying for legal status should mean getting into the same line as millions of other peoples from other countries applying for the same status. What would be be for the greater good is assigning worker passes (with photos and fingerprints), to those who want to earn money during the harvest seasons, WITH AN EXPIRATION DATE. Come here if you would like to earn the money in order to support your families, but then RETURN to your country when the season is done.
Otherwise, all that happens is a massive, unending, influx of individuals who work for a season, then don't want to work the farming jobs the next season and disappear into other parts of the country, and start milking our system dry. Their desire to get ahead in life doesn't equal our country's obligation to make them automatic citizens.Jul 3, 2011
Dennis Prager wrote something recently "A Letter from a Republican to Hispanics" stated: No country in the world can allow unlimited immigration. If America opened its borders to all those who wish to live here, hundreds of millions of people would come here. That would, of course, mean the end of the United States economically and culturally...Yes, many of you are also a blessing. Many of you take care of our children and our homes. Others of you prepare our food and do other work that is essential to our society. We know that. As individuals, the great majority of you are hardworking, responsible, decent people.
But none of that answers the question: How many people can this country allow into it? The moment you have to answer that question is the moment you realize that Americans' worries about illegal immigration have nothing to do with "racism" or any negative feeling toward Hispanics.
Those who tell you it is racism or xenophobia are lying about their fellow Americans for political or ideological reasons. You know from your daily interactions with Americans that the vast majority of us treat you with the dignity that every fellow human being deserves. Your daily lives are the most eloquent refutation of the charges of racism and bigotry. The charge is a terrible lie. Please don't believe it. You know it is not true.
Democrats will act as your defenders by telling you that opposition to your presence here is race-based. There is no truth to that. As you probably know in your hearts, you have come to the least racist place on earth. The vast majority of us could not care less if your name is Gonzalez or Jones. That's why the chances are 50-50 that the child of Hispanic immigrants will end up marrying a non-Hispanic American.
One more thing: Many of you desire to return to your homelands. This is understandable, as many of you did not come here in order to become American but in order to earn the money that would allow you to afford to return home and lead a better life there. But as understandable as that is on an individual level, you must understand that that having millions of people in our midst who feel no bond to our country and who do not want to become one of us is a serious problem. You would feel the same about people who came to your countries to make money and use your country's medical, social, educational and other services paid for by the people of your country. So, the truth is, in fact, simple: If you were an American, you would want to stop illegal immigration, and if most of us were you, we would do what you did to get into America. Neither of us is bad. You care about your family. We care about our country"
Jul 3, 2011