Friday, April 28

Immigration Update

This is ridiculous. A Spanish version of our national anthem? With whiny complaints about how they can't help where they were born? Well, no one can. Does that mean we should open our borders and allow everyone in the world to come and live here? Do they really think singing our anthem --a song very moving and meaningful to most Americans-- in a different language will endear us to their cause? If anything, this will only serve to increase hostility among opponents of illegal immigration.

We've always embraced immigrants in America --we are a nation of immigrants. But most of those immigrants came here legally and embraced American culture. In the first place, they learned to speak ENGLISH. They did not decide that they'd rather sing the national anthem in their native tongue.

And apparently there is another pro-amnesty for illegals march scheduled for May 1.

They vow that America's major cities will grind to a halt and its economy will stagger as Latinos walk off their jobs and skip school.

Yes, making our economy stagger will really endear the rest of us legal citizens to your cause...

At the end of the day, we obviously aren't going to deport millions of illegal immigrants. There will have to be some sort of amnesty. But if our Congress doesn't tighten border security, make stricter laws that can be enforced about deportation (try at least deporting the ones we already arrest on unrelated charges --that would be a start, eh?), and make alterations so that more people can come to this country legally to meet the demand for workers, we're all going to be singing the Star Spangled Banner in Spanish before long. A blanket amnesty bill just sends the message for the illegals to keep on comin' --this massive influx is a threat, not only to our security and public services, but to our national identity.

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