Saturday, February 04, 2006

Immigration

The issue of immigration isn't just a matter of big, bad, anti-Latino bigots against the desperately poor, humble foreigner, eager to breathe the air of freedom and opportunity.

A bigger issue is whether we, the tax-paying citizens of the USA, have a right to control our own borders. By controlling our borders, we can better protect our own citizens from harm. Otherwise, we leave ourselves open to IMPORTING TERROR AND CRIME.
A federal task force seized arsenals of illegal weapons and homemade bombs in Laredo, Texas, in connection with a Mexican drug trafficking battle, authorities said Friday.

The feds captured more than 30 homemade bombs, grenade components, assault weapons, silencers, machine gun assembly kits, bulletproof vests, police scanners and cash, Julie Myers, assistant secretary of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said in a statement.
Along with the Latinos and others who just want to be able to get work, a loose border also tempts the evil. When our borders are porous, we open ourselves up to a lot of things, some of them not so innocent as others, as seen above. Where the poor and desperate are, so dwell the jackal who feeds off them.

On the Urban Dictionary, an unmoderated look at language, I found the following definition of an immigrant:
One who lacks the qualities necessary to prosper in his homeland.
There is some truth to that definition. However limited the opportunities in other coutries, let's not forget that SOME upward mobility usually exists, through the traditional venues of education, frugal living, and owning your own business. The "economic immigrants" have failed at, or rejected these traditional venues.

Tags = Immigration

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