Thursday, August 02, 2012

Not Against Immigrants

I would like to clarify something regarding my beliefs on illegal immigration.

I am not opposes to decent, law-abiding, hard-working people coming to the United States to make a better life for them and their families. That is commendable and it is the foundation that American was built upon.

What I do oppose is the hordes of illegal immigrants that come into our country expecting a free ride on the backs of other hard-working Americans. I am opposed to immigrants that come to our country with no intention of becoming American citizens, or for that matter, even becoming legal residents but still fill that they are entitled to free health care, free shelter, free food.

Let me get this straight, nowhere in the Constitution of the United States does it say that a citizen of this country is entitled, or even has a right to, such things. With that in mind, why on God’s green Earth would people that are not even in this country legally have a right to those things?  Give up? That’s right. They don’t!!!

Immigrants that come into our country illegally and demand to be put on our welfare rolls only serves to make those that come into our country legally look bad and reflects poorly on that fragment of society as a whole. This is unfortunate because there really is a decent-sized population of immigrants that want to do things the right way, the legal way. They want to work hard and become American citizens because they want to be a part of, and they want their families to be a part of, the greatest country in the world.

We need to put an end to providing welfare benefits for individuals that are not in this country legally as much as we need to put end to corporate welfare. We need to end the automatic amnesty of illegal immigrants. The solution is that we need to put our resources into identifying these people and taking appropriate action with them once they are located. We need to let I.C.E. do their job.

To recap, I am saying, I am not opposed to immigrants. I am opposed to allowing illegal immigrants continue to break the law. Our country’s immigration laws are not immoral. They were put in place for a good reason. It is time we obey the law and hold those accountable that continue to disobey the law.


  1. Anonymous10:55 AM

    I agree. But what about the third group, the illegals who are here only to work hard and provide for their families. THIS is the real issue. I personally support letting those who get here illegally but otherwise do not break the law (and do not apply for free American government benefits) to stay without penalty. THEY are the sort that America has been made of for the last four hundred years.

  2. What about the families of this third group? Did they bring them to America with them? If so, how are they educating their children? Are they educating them through the public education school system with taxpayer dollars? And in those public schools are the teachers having to slow down their teaching to make sure that the non-English speaking students in their classroom are not left behind?

    Sure they are hard working. I work hard too. Does that mean if I commit a criminal act, I should not be punished and suffer the consequences because I was committing that criminal act so that I could further provide for my family?

    Where does it end?

  3. Anonymous2:20 PM

    The illegals broke into our country, which is a crime. Are we to reward criminal behavior regardless of how good they have been since they got here? Unemployment is kinda high right now so what if an illegal is taking a job an American should be doing. If you were to remove all the illegals working in Oklahoma, just say 1,000. Now you kick 1,000 unemployed off the unemployment list. I am sorry if it is not their idea job but who has not worked a job they didn't really care for? Eventually, you move on.