Please stop labeling me as a racist because I want enforcement of U.S. immigration laws. I am a naturalized citizen. I understand why the U.S. government felt it was necessary to do thorough background checks on me and my family. They wanted to ensure I would be a law-abiding and productive citizen. They also wanted to ensure that I was not a national threat to this country.
When Congress passed and President Reagan signed the first amnesty bill in 1986, it was supposed to be a one-time deal to solve illegal problems in this country. It was designed to secure our borders to prevent further illegal crossings into the U.S. After three decades, the borders are still not secure.
The proponents of the 2007 amnesty bill insisted that they were really serious about securing the borders this time around. The bill did not pass because the majority of Americans did not trust the U.S. government to follow through on its promises. Six years later, we are having the same debate again. What have they done to secure the borders last six years? Nothing! They have no intention of doing so.
During his re-election campaign, President Obama signed an executive order to grant amnesty to some illegal aliens. The Department of Homeland Security suspended the deportation of illegal aliens, including those who committed crimes after illegally entering the U.S. Contrary to the narrative advanced by open border lobbyists and the national media, I found most Americans are warm and welcoming people. They simply want foreigners to go through a proper legal process to come to this country.
The immigration situation is no different than having house guests. You invite your friends and family to visit. They come through your front door. You are happy to prepare guest rooms, meals and plan for fun events. What would happen if strangers break into your home, do unsolicited chores around the house, and expect you to pay them, provide room and board, medical care, and education for their kids? I doubt anybody would accept strangers into their house under these circumstances. So, why do we allow strangers to break into our country and use our resources?
I would like to convey this message to our elected representatives at all levels of government. Stop creating laws that the government has no intention of enforcing. We need to simply enforce our current laws.
I have noticed for some time whenever the American Left is losing a debate on public policy issues, they resort to name calling such as racists, homophobic, xenophobic, etc., in order to silence any opposing points of view. I refuse to be silenced.