Can We Solve the Immigration Crisis?

Once again, the country is faced with a huge problem and it’s in the hands of the wrong people – politicians. There is no way Washington can come up with a solution for immigration when this many votes are at stake. Neither democrats nor republicans will have a spine in this debate.

Regardless of your view on the new Arizona immigration law, it has put the problem front and center for all of us. The issue is simple – if we are not going to have open borders then how do we deal fairly with the influx of millions of immigrants.

There are two factors surrounding immigration that makes finding a solution almost impossible. One is the Mexican drug trade and the other is poverty. There is a two thousand mile border between the worlds wealthiest country and one of the worlds poorest. If I were a father in Mexico and there was constant threat of violence or I could not make enough money to feed my family, I would not hesitate to walk across a border to find a better life.

6000 people were killed in Juarez (across the border from El Paso, TX) in 2008. In Mexico there is a real drug war. Since most of the drugs in the United States come from Mexico, that’s where the military could be used. They don’t need to be border patrol. If the drug cartels could be destroyed and the Mexican streets be made safer, not as many would be running to the USA.

Changing a nations economic situation will take time. If Mexico had an economy like Canada, there would be no immigration problem. NAFTA and other trade deals have helped the Mexican economy, but it is only a start. Making the challenge even greater is the corruption at all levels of Mexican government.

I do not understand the amnesty crowd. How can giving away citizenship be a solution? I thought we were a nation of laws? The better word is surrender. We don’t want to solve the problem, so just give up. It is a slap in the face to all those who worked so hard to become American citizens. It would also open the door to every Tom, Dick, and Osama.

I have an idea that no one has tried yet. Don’t come up with an immigration reform bill, build a wall, or put our troops on the border. Start with enforcing the current laws. Catch illegals and then do what the law says. I would even agree to making it easier to becoming a citizen, but enforce the laws on the books. The Arizona law is nothing more than a copy of the federal law, it simply puts enforcement responsibilities at the state level.

Once again the big, bloated, federal government fails.

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One Response to “Can We Solve the Immigration Crisis?”

  1. Archie says:

    Enforce the laws??? and waste all of those potential democratic voters??? Just think of what we could accomplish with all of those new votes!! All we have to do is make them citizens…I know, thats a pesky little detail, but, with Obama’s penchant for the illegal, we can get it done!! and then, after that, we can just make Puerto Rico a state, with special representation…then we would be assured a happy and delightful future with big gov’t at the helm….

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