Friday, June 22, 2018
Watch where you step....there are mines EVERYWHERE!
With immigration front and center again these days, we'd better be careful what we wish for. There's a huge "unintended consequences" minefield out there.
I don't believe those who are saying we need to slam our borders shut and deport all illegals here now are thinking it through all the way. If they get their wish, any nasty, dirty job that needs to be done, especially outdoors, might not get done. Need to pour any concrete or spread any asphalt, put on a new roof, or have any landscape work done? Haha....good luck! Do you think your favorite restaurant can keep its doors open without them? Farmers everywhere are already reporting they're having trouble finding seasonal help to get their crops harvested....much of it is now just being plowed back under. (Wouldn't THIS be the ultimate "national security" crisis?)
What we need is an expedited method of vetting those who want to immigrate here, say within 2 or 3 months, vs the current 2+ years. This long wait time is what drives many to just wade the river. Let them apply at US embassies and consulates in their home countries and GET THEM AN ANSWER WITHIN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME. We need to bring illegals out of their thriving underground economy and make them full taxpayers. Right now they pay little more than the sales taxes on their daily purchases. Lets vet them, and if they're good people, welcome them and put them to work. And if they aren't, turn them back / send them packing.
Now, about those kids separated from their families....it's still wrong. Why are we punishing the kids for the sins of their parents? And I don't want to hear about what Obama or Dubya did. Wrong was, is, and always will be WRONG!