Before you accuse me of xenophobia, just know that I don't care how many immigrants come into this country..... legally.
My current client base consists of people from Jamaica, Mexico, Columbia, Venezuela, Pakistan, India, Kuwait, Jordan, France, Germany, Russia, Serbia, England, and Canada. I understand why people want to be here and I have no problem with them coming and adding to our Great American Culture.
But really, can anyone give me one good reason to allow amnesty to people who are here illegally? Let me repeat ILLEGALLY.
There's a reason we and every country on this earth have a border and defends that border (well except the US - Mexican border). It's a public safety hazard to not know who's here.
Like a term paper outline I can give you all the reasons an unsecured border hurts Americans and the people looking to get here.
I) It's unsafe for the illegals locating here.
Let's start with the trip here. Many die just on the trip. Many are kidnapped and sold into the sex trade.
Often at the border, parents have to leave behind children because the coyotes don't want to deal with them. The children (many as young as ten) are told to just get to LA, Phoenix, San Diego and find the parents.
Some of the kids are killed getting on rail cars or are kidnapped and/or sexually assaulted on the trip.
If people knew the border was a non starter, they wouldn't even be tempted to make the trip and, consequently, victimized.
Once here, illegals tend to congregate in communities, many of them are victims of crimes because perpetrators know they won't go to law enforcement to talk for fear of deportation.
While it's romantic to believe that many of the people coming here are hard working folks trying to make a living, the fact is, many of these illegals are criminals escaping the law in their native countries. Nearly all of the MS-13 gangs are illegal immigrants from El Salvador doing nothing but victimizing other immigrants and actual citizens.
Do you want to offer amnesty to these thugs?
Just here in the Cincinnati area we had a 10 year old girl raped by an illegal. A group of four illegals stabbed to death by another illegal, the list goes on and on.
My wife just told me a story about a suspected illegal who was just dumped at their emergency room where he died of what they suspect was alcohol poisoning. Does it serve this man or his family not to know his identity?
II) It hurts blue collar working American Citizens
There are businesses out there who seek to use illegal labor because it's cheap and if the worker gets hurt the business owner just throws them away like a broken circular saw.
Why would you defend a system that perpetuates worker abuse?
In addition, illegals allow unscrupulous businesses to prey on these people either by screwing them on consumer products. Do we really want an environment here where scumbags thrive and ordinary law abiding businesses suffer a competitive disadvantage?
Finally, illegals suck government resources that low income American workers can use. I think that's pretty self explanatory.
Once again, I don't know why we can't have a system that
1) Closes our border.....effectively. If we can't even do that everything else is moot.
2) Require all immigrants to be fingerprinted with a DNA sample, checked for a criminal background and if they meet that criteria, issued a Work permit to work freely in the US under US law.
It wouldn't bother me to have 30 million working immigrants here as long as everyone of them can be accounted for and are actually contributing to our great American Culture.
I don't see how you can even argue against that.