Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Rights for Criminals?

That's what you are when you break the law...a criminal. You're a criminal if you knowingly run through the desert to cross our borders without going through the legal process of immigration. So what's next - rights for convicted murderers? child molesters? That would be an interesting march. Wonder how quickly Hillary and the left would jump to their feet in support.

Almost every country in the world - including Mexico - has laws the prohibit illegal immigration. In Mexico, it's the equivalent of a felony to enter illegally. Why does it need to be different here?

What's boggles my mind the most is that this article points out that this march included thousands of immigrants who legally entered the U.S. Those who may be familiar with this and the citizenship process know that it can take up to 7 years to process. To me this is like allowing 11 million people in front of you at Disney World while you've been standing in the line at the Dumbo Ride for 7 years. Why support this? This isn't your battle and it isn't going to make your wait shorter. These people circumvented a legal process and don't deserve anything short of deportation.


Blogger The Management said...

Criminals have rights... American criminals. I get your point though...


2:47 PM  
Blogger The Management said...

A few signs you won't see in the news paper...

2:57 PM  
Blogger ZooooM said...

This is such a hard topic.

I think legal immigrants are supporting illegal ones because they believe that it can help their cause in some way. Maybe they figure that forcing acceptance of "illegal" workers will boost their position somehow. Even though it obviously won't speed up the process.

My thing is, someone needs to address how the issue got where it is today, find the holes and fix them - if people really are interested in addressing this issue. In other words, how did all of these people end up here "illegally"? And now that they are here, how do we deal with it and move forward in a way that makes sense. Theories are great on paper, but obviously theories got us 11 million illegal immigrants. Something's broken.

10:09 PM  
Blogger Chowda said...

It is a hard topic. I think politicians haven't dealt with this topic because it is a hard topic, hence the reason we have so many illegals. Immigration is a lot like the issues we are facing with Social Security. Everybody knows it's broken, but nobody wants to risk political capital (ie. votes) to actually fix the problem.

But if you try to break apart this issue you'll see that we can address the problem much like a plumber fixes a broken pipe. First you identify the leakage point. Second you fix the leak by replacing the pipe or fixture. Third you clean up the water.

We're starting to identify the major leakage points for illegal immigration on the border states thanks to the Minute Men, but with the Mexican drug cartels funding tunnels and keeping most of the Mexican police and border guards on their payroll, it will be difficult to identify ALL the leakage points. If we can throw some more border guards down to the border states AND create a 2000 mile wall - that's a start to stopping our leaky pipe of illegal immigration. But that's only a start. We're living next to an underdeveloped country and people are going to find a way to escape that way of life if they know something is better on the other side.

I would argue that the next steps to stopping illegal immigration flow would be to still make it a felony, to be in the U.S., but also find positive ways to help Mexico develop itself. That's really the issue that motivates Mexicans that leave Mexico.

9:16 AM  
Blogger ZooooM said...

I agree with your pipe analogy. I just don't have any ideas on how to fix it. I have to listen to everyone else's and (if asked to vote on the isse) decide from there. I think that's the thing that scares me the most. I know sometimes things sound good. "It sounded like such a good idea at the time."

But then, doing nothing doesn't help either.

11:20 AM  

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