Musing with Cecil Buffington
April 30, 2010
My thoughts on illegal immigration
Last week Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill that requires local and state law enforcement to question people about their immigration status if there's reason to suspect they're in the country illegally. It will be a state crime to be in the United States illegally.
This has become the hot button on all the television news channels with numerous guests coming forth with pros and cons spread all over the board.
As a former business manager that worked with hundreds of Hispanic laborers over the years, I have mixed emotions about this new Arizona law.
I do believe with all my heart that all Hispanics should be in the country legally or they should not be in the United States. I also believe that they should be required to learn English as part of their legalization process. I, for one, do not appreciate it when I see an HELP WANTED ad that asks for bi-lingual applicants or Hispanic speaking applicants only. This is the United States and WE speak ENGLISH!
Can we ship around 15,000,000 illegal immigrants back to Mexico? Probably not!
It is my belief that eventually the Obama administration will weasel through some kind of immigration bill that benefit’s his socialist agenda. This bill will legalize the 10 to 12,000,000 people illegally in this country and open the door for many more.
With our healthcare system severely damaged by the influx of illegal aliens into the system, jobs taken from American citizens ( I do not believe that Americans will not or cannot do the work that Hispanics perform ), over 3,000,000 on the welfare rolls and their overflowing our education system, it is no surprise that our economy is continuing a downward spiral influenced by the mass migration of these illegal aliens into our country. The borders are very possibly irretrievably broken. ( The southern border from Mexico and the Northern boarder from Canada are wide open ).
As long as there are votes available it is not likely that a political solution on the national level is forthcoming to resolve these issues. Our only hope may very well be somewhat unpopular state action such as Arizona has brought into being.
If the federal government cannot or will not get it right, perhaps state government is our only option.
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