This ridiculous bill has about zero chance of seeing the light of day but it’s still disturbing that the federal government seems interested in not only granting amnesty to illegal aliens, but ceasing all state and local assistance to federal authorities enforcing our immigration laws and killing the E-Verify program that hundreds of thousands of employers use to make sure they’re only hiring legal workers. The biggest concern these days, rather than whether this idiocy could possibly pass, should be whether proposing amnesty for illegal aliens will cause the same huge influx of illegals trying to take advantage of it that we saw in 1986, just when there are hundreds of thousands of unemployed Virginians.
When legal workers are struggling, the last thing we need are more illegal aliens unlawfully filling what should be their jobs. When the feds talk about amnesty, it just adds fuel to this disturbing problem.
Recently Zogby conducted a survey in Mexico that found a third of the citizens of that country would want to relocate to the United States if they possibly could, and amnesty discussions of any kind help to open up those possibilities. A tenth of that nation’s population already lives in the U.S., so this could quadruple the number of Mexican nationals living in the United States to the point that nearly a half of that nation resides here. Where do they all go? What happens to public schools and the other municipal services that would be suddenly swamped in such an eventuality?
I can’t fathom why instead of fixing the economy, some of our elected officials seem so intent on exacerbating the problems that are causing so many of us such pain. Talk of amnesty just makes the problems we are facing worse.
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