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Saturday, March 25, 2006

Immigration Debate Is Heating Up

This has been a big week for news about illegal immigration. Suffice to say that I am very happy that people are finally giving this issue the attention it deserves. All sides are weighing in with their opinions. In fact this weekend in L.A and other big cities there is a huge rally of all the La Raza and MECHA types protesting H.R. 4437. I was driving into work the other day listening to Bill Handle's morning show news and I was laughing my ass off as were all the morning hosts about all the stories of illegal immigration right now. It was literally one after the other. They played soundbites of President Bush, a Costa Mesa store owner complaining about her business dropping off because the illegals are scared they're going to get caught(hehe), and a few miscelaneous quotes from the students who ditched school up in LA to protest the new proposed law. Yes things are definately heating up. It reminds me of 1994 during the Prop 187 debate. Back then you had all these same idiots at rallies holding their Mexican flags and shouting in Spanish. Meanwhile they do this and the silent majority of voters who want the laws enforced just get more resolve to have the laws enforced. If these protesters love Mexico so much, they need to deport themselves back there.


  • At 8:34 PM, Blogger Tired Immigrant said…

    Though it may seem counter-intuitive, open immigration is the only way to secure the border.

    Today, many american citizens ignore the undocumented status of aliens, becase they assume that those aliens are honest folk who simply want to make a living. If the US lets such folk in legally, with proper documentation, people would know that any other undocumented people are not kosher.

    Imagine that no honest person would want to cross into the US illegally. As a consequence, citizens would readily report the few crooks who do. The only way to make the border safe is to allow for a large amounts of well-controlled, legal immigration. The only other way I can think of is to make Mexico the 51st state, and then patrol their -- much shorter -- southern border.

    To my mind, the main change should be to grant amnesty to the 11 million Mexicans who are here, and then allow about 2 million to come over legally every year. The consequence of this will be to make the U.S. a safer place.

    Read my story: http://tired-immigrant.blogspot.com/

  • At 11:45 AM, Blogger Paramendra Bhagat said…

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