I've always wanted to ask the question, with legal means to enter this country for people of any race or background, why do liberals find nothing wrong with millions of people breaking the law and then rewarding those people by meeting all of their demands? Is it the votes, do they think after a generation they will still be supported the same, do they expect loyalty, do they have to pledge themselves to the democratic party?
I have nothing against immigrants, and want them to come provided we can sustain them and the people already here. But have liberals really taken into account the extra costs of insuring, educating, and providing benefits. When those that are in their 50's and 60's hit the SS mark, will they collect full benefits, do we have the budget to help these 11 million people reach a healthy lifestyle? Have we made sure that the people here legally have enough? Is there poor here already that haven't been taken care of? Will these people integrate into our society and speak our language? Could we face the problem that they can't integrate or sustain themselves here and that crime or poverty could rise? Are we doing that well with jobs and budgets for social programs to meet the demands?
And going from there, if we do grant amnesty, is this it, if more illiegal immigrants come over will we do this in another 10 or 20 years. I would be fine with amnesty provided 3 things.
1. We secure our borders completely. The problem stems in both this countries drug obsessed culture, one that causes deaths of thousands of Mexicans every year due to cartels, and the state of Mexico, people would not leave a country in which they are happy and a good economy. I heard somebody joke some months back that people from America would start crossing the border into Canada to find work, and the reaction of Canada to the sudden influx of immigrants.
2. We no longer grant amnesty and deport anyone of any race and country back until they go through proper channels. Including eliminating US citizenship to kids born of illegal parents going forward.
3. That those given amnesty pay fines and fees to cover the sudden boom, in gov. programs, the influx of kids into public schools, and any burdens on the taxpayer.
Also if someone can show me any other country that has ever done this or has policies like this for people who disobey the law it would be interesting.
And before the predictable I;m a racist crap, I am white, my gf of two years is Peruvian ( and all things God willing, wife someday), she was born there and came here legally when she was 7 years old with her family. She and I agree and her family actually does not respect those that came here illegally. They do admit, and I agree that the process for becoming a US citizen was overly long and complicated and a simpler method would be best, I agree. But to say I am racist against hispanics or immigrants would be profoundly stupid, I want immigants to come here legally, not break our laws and then tell us to change them on their account.