That’s the first and last time you’ll see me typing the words, “Undocumented Immigrants.” Shit… that’s twice!
Okay… NO MORE!
I’m not gonna be politically correct! Men, women and children who jumped a fence or hid in the back of a truck or trunk of a car to sneak into this country are not here legally. They didn’t perform the proper procedures necessary to become citivens. That makes them illegal. Let’s not call ’em undocumented to make ’em feel better. If they were legal, they’d have documents to prove it!
I also struggle with the “immigrant” label because, according to Webster, an immigrant is: A person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country.
I guess by that definition they are immigrants. But they’re still illegal, so let’s not sugarcoat it!
I stumbled across this article and boy was I steamed! Not that it matters what I think, but I’ll share some of it with ya anyway… here’s the headline:
Illinois Approves Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants
The proposed law breezed through the Illinois House and Senate with bipartisan support, giving 250,000 undocumented immigrants in the state the opportunity to have a valid temporary driver’s license.
Why? What’s the poin… WAIT! 250,000 illegals in Illinois??? Are you serious? I know Chicago is corrupt, but that’s a different kind of illegal. I’m sort of shocked… I say it’s all for votes, somehow, since Illinois is
infested with controlled by Democrats.
Supporters say the new law will improve highway safety by decreasing the number of traffic deaths on Illinois roads. Late this afternoon, Gov. Pat Quinn praised lawmakers for passing the bill: “More than 250,000 immigrant motorists on our roads today have not passed a driving test, which presents a dangerous risk to other drivers. Illinois roads will be safer if we ensure every driver learns the rules of the road and is trained to drive safely.”
Whoa… whoa… WHOA! If the democrats’ answer to decreasing gun violence is decreasing guns, why wouldn’t the same logic apply to decreasing traffic deaths? Decrease the traffic deaths by decreasing the number of
undocumented illegal drivers! Get rid of ’em! Simple! Oh, but there’s no logic in politics nowadays. The dems are merely adding voters.
But some aren’t happy with the new law…
Immigrant advocate Cristobal Cavazos said the new law will be ineffective and only goes to show that systemic change of the nation’s immigration system is still badly needed.
I agree! Systemic change IS badly needed. But what change will that be? I haven’t a clue! But I’m gonna think about it! More Cristobal…
“You’re giving all your information over to the same institution that is targeting you, so there is a mistrust. There’s going to be a concern there. And there’s going to be a hesitation if there’s not a legalization,” he said. “People are afraid to come out of the shadows because they are not documented.”
THEN GET DOCUMENTED! By all means, get documented!
Oftentimes my thoughts evolve as I’m writing these things, and this is a prime example. I only wanted to pick on the state of Illinois for their asstardery, not get into the huge problem in this country that is immigration.
But fixing immigration needs to happen. Unfortunately, the Obama administration will do absolutely nothing because why should they tarnish their track record of doing nothing?
I have some thoughts, though! As I said earlier, “get rid of ’em” isn’t an answer, so now a softer Greg emerges.
Based on this article, the U.S. spends more on immigration enforcement alone ($18 Billion) than it spends on the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Secret Service, U.S. Marshals Service, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) COMBINED ($14.4 Billion). That’s ridiculous because it isn’t working!
So let’s embrace our 12,000,000 illegal immigrants and make ’em legal! I’m talkin’ amnesty, folks… but not FREE amnesty, because freedom ain’t free!
The Federal Government feels they can just increase taxes on the job creators (Read: rich) upwards of 40% to increase revenues. That’s bullshit! Why not hold those who have come here illegally accountable? They’ve been here, worked here and have made money here! They’re paid under the table. The only taxes they pay are sales taxes. They haven’t paid their dues.
So if they wanna be legal American citizens, it’s $200 a head (yeah, I pulled that number outta my ass)! It need not be a big deal either. The employers of illegals should provide the means for their workers to become citizens by having $200 per worker and family member deducted from their paycheck. You pay, you’re legal! Simple!
Think about it Barack! $200 x 12,000,000! That’s $2.4 BILLION up front in revenues!
As for the employers who clearly hide the illegals and pay them under the table, maybe the government could provide them with a tax incentive based on the number of employees they “sign on as Americans.”