She started telling us about how her boyfriend was being deported back to Russia. The owner started to offer some condolences when she offered; "It's not a huge deal, he thinks he can be back in the country in a month or so".
A couple of months later, I saw her at my client's office and I asked her if her boyfriend was back in town. Her response? "Yeah, he's been back for a couple of weeks."
And that forms the basis of most conservatives beliefs on immigration.
See the federal government is chartered to provide for the defense of our country from the US Constitution.
In the preamble it states..........
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
So when our federal government is so lame that it can't keep one Russian guy from entering the US illegally time and time again, what the hell good is it?
When you can't even execute the basics of national security by maintaining control of it's borders, extra laws just seems like political masturbation. Why do we even have a border to begin with?
Look, not one person I know objects to immigrants coming into this country. I've gone through my client list and here's a partial list of the countries of origin for my clients......
And those are just the ones I know for sure.
I couldn't care less if the US allows for an unlimited supply of immigrants provided they meet the following criteria.
1) They've been checked for criminal backgrounds.
2) They've been checked for communicable diseases.
3) They are not eligible to vote.
4) They are not eligible for public assistance of any kind.
If the state department wants to provide temporary work permits to all who want one, go wild.
But the current immigration bills being bantered around seem to be akin to the feds saying "we can't do our job so we're going to make it legal".
Expecting the government to plug to hole in the boat before we come up with a plan to bail out the water just seems like the reasonable thing to do.
But maybe someone out their can explain how that makes me racist or some sort of xenophobe?