Mr Write

"Undocumented Immigrants"

Earlier today, I was visiting a website I had never heard of before. It is called It describes itself as being “dedicated to the overwhelming majority of citizens concerned about how their borders and immigration laws have been so poorly managed. This is not about selfishly protecting what they have at the exclusion of anyone new, it’s about being a nation of laws, the same laws for everyone and this has nothing to do with racism.”

The website has real-time data regarding the total number of illegal immigrants in our country, the total cost of incarcerating illegals who are also criminals, the cost of illegal children in our schools and several other counters designed to make the point that illegal immigration is costly and an incredibly huge problem in this country. In fact, during my short visit, seven more illegals were added to the total in this country.

What if nothing is done to stop illegal immigration? First of all, you can forget about “Homeland Security”. While the vast majority of illegals are Mexican (about 52%), illegals come from just about every country you can imagine, including Iran and North Korea, nations that consider us enemies. While the vast majority of illegals have no other interests but their own, no doubt there are those who cross into this country with more than getting a job in mind. That reason alone should motivate our politicians to do something. But, since 9/11, there hasn’t been any significant attacks perpetrated on us, so the Administration and Congress have pretty much ignored the obvious threat.

Second, many Democrats and Republicans see illegal immigration as a means to an end. Many illegals vote, and even those who do not represent a growing and powerful voice in our country. Adding to the problem are groups like the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) who advocate “amnesty” to “undocumented immigrants”. And then there’s countries like Mexico, who hypocritically demands that we allow illegals into our country while cracking down on illegal immigration within its own borders.

Unfortunately, the people who are in a position to reduce the number of illegals in this country (or at least curtail the current growth), our politicians, say that something should be done but do nothing other than talk.

I believe that a strong immigration policy is the #1 way to protect our borders and our people, but the powers that be simply don’t have it in them to do anything serious to fix the problem. Our only answer to that, then, is to replace these politicians with people who do have the will.


March 27, 2007 - Posted by | Politics

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