Illegal immigration has a huge negative impact
upon America and contributes significantly to school overcrowding, health
care crisis, highway congestion, wage depression, unemployment of
citizens, and environmental degradation.
deserve massively more scrutiny and enforcement to combat their employment
of illegal workers. Many employment laws such as the I-9 form were
designed more to shield corporations from responsibility than to enforce
immigration and labor laws for the protection of citizens and this must be
corrected. Illegal employers should be considered anti-American,
otherwise they would be hiring Americans at a livable wage.
Illegal immigration has
resulted in mass lawlessness which creates an ominous double-standard
where citizens are expected to obey the law but illegal aliens are not.
Immigration is an issue
of limits and lawfulness, not of race and culture.
When immigration is viewed only racially and
culturally, limits and legality will never be imposed. The debate
must focus on limitations and lawfulness, otherwise open borders will make
the United States a marketplace and not a country.
Illegal immigration is
actually an issue of nationalism, not racism. All countries have the
right to protect its borders from those who enter illegally. This
means foreign nationals do not have the right to violate immigration laws.
immigration law is not a human right. The United Nations state; "Every
one has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return
to his country." The human rights proclamation
provides global citizens the right of emigration and return to their home
country but does not include the right to violate the immigration laws of
the host country of their choice.
Illegal aliens should
return voluntarily to their home country. Once in their home country
foreigners can apply for residency via proper procedures. The American
public increasingly is opposing amnesty and the likelihood of future
amnesties is declining rapidly.
Americans indeed should
help global citizens, where they are at. Americans need to
address the root causes of migration including poverty, corruption and
illiteracy, which will require significant changes in US foreign policy.
Immigration is not the solution to global problems.
Illegal aliens are an
exploited underclass. The existence and condoning of this underclass
is fundamentally against the principle of "All men are created equal" upon
which America was founded. Ending the exploitation of the illegal
alien underclass will end only when politicians, media, and others truly
oppose illegal immigration in word and deed.