We have reached the point where foreigners have remained unlawfully for a generation. Now, their children are born and experience the fruits of U.S. Citizenship. A few who entered as innocent infants still await forgiveness. Yet, America supposedly does not believe in corruption of blood. The reason why the DREAM Bill should become law is to protect these infants who have often reached adulthood.
The anti-immigration folks will continue steaming, because their job will never be done. Many have concerns about zero population growth, which is an arguably lofty and reasonble goal. Yet, this desire is distorted when it comes to the enforcement and enactment of some of our immigration laws. They have made many American Citizens miserable psychological wrecks. Too many feel compelled to ignore lawful immigration as a viable lifestyle.
Too many American Citizens continue to ignore our employment immigration laws, since the laws are too often dubious and unworkable. The meanspirited, who cannot get Congress to spend enough of our tax dollars, now want to make indefinite generations illegal and overcome with perpetual grief.
Such a plan will ultimately challenge our democracy as was done in the Middle East to Christians, Jews, and Palestinians, alike. In essence, our current immigration laws eliminate representation of the people, by the people, and for the people. These nativists have lived too long without a conscience to appreciate the current reality of major metropolitan America.
We persist with an immigration legal system akin to an unrealistic citizen state. Like fallen Rome, will our nation be more content with a coliseum built to feed our unlawful immigrants to the lions? This, for the sake of the feigned superiority of purportedly law abiding Americans? We must put a halt to our hypocrisy!
There remains an unrealistic desire to create some sort of pure American Citizenry. Such rhetoric neglects America’s roots as a nation of strength through diversity. We are a nation of immigrants; lawful or unlawful. We must appreciate and strengthen our worldly bonds between nations. Our friendship, peace, and tolerance reasonably exercised improves international democracy and diplomacy.
America needs to get a grip on its people and its power. America needs to welcome the newcomer, guest worker, or visitor with ‘reasonable safeguards’ in place. We need to greet with the appreciation, dignity and respect that each reasonable individual deserves to an appropriate extent. Americans, among others, should try to be the best international citizens in a world even if challenged by bigotry, prejudice, persecution and xenophobia. There should be funding for enforcement in conjunction with a reasonable statute of limitation on certain types of deportation.
We need to confirm to the world how we appreciate, care and understand culture; both ours and those of other nations. Our media should promote and recognize the fact that most of us do quite well as ambassadors of good will.
Yet, a few in the media may thrive on exaggeration and ignorance for power and the almighty dollar. Perhaps, they seek feeding frenzies with critiques and fixations upon the isolated, extremely bigoted, selfish, and vain. Unfortunately, the folks that may sometimes deserve less of our attention are too often given the most. They can too often bully the pulpit away from more reasonable Citizens depending upon the issue and personalities involved.
A moral form of legalization for the eventual immigration of those who have slightly strayed just makes good sense. Sometimes, enforcement is just not enough! We need to thin the herd! We know that some will be disqualified for legalization; this will be based upon their criminal and immigration records. There should be limits on how long Citizens hold a grudge against those who entered without inspection. The United States must be part of the cure, not simply be allowed to perpetuate the mess.
Mexico also seems like a cesspool of insensitivity to lawful immigration. Perhaps, its economy is in need of a legalization upgrade, as well! Enacting a form of legalization can create an immigration statute of limitations, albeit temporary. Legalization is similar to more permanent laws enacted in developed nations like the United Kingdom. America, it’s time to be civil with immigration.