“You know, eleven million people live in the shadows. I believe they’re already American citizens,” Biden, who may run for president in 2016, said while addressing the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “These people are just waiting, waiting for a chance to contribute fully. And by that standard, eleven million undocumented aliens are already Americans, in my view.”
In my view, this is easy. We’re either going to be a nation of laws, or we’re not.
I would remind everyone, the people who are here, illegally, all decided that violating US law was preferable to remaining in the failed society they came from and helped form.
I’ve no problem with the individuals who made such a decision. Were I in their position, I’d probably make the same one. That said, that doesn’t mean the US or even the nation they came from would be better off with them here. Indeed, it hints otherwise. Clearly, illegal immigrants have a threshold to where they will ignore US law. They also demonstrate a certain lack of loyalty to their home nation. That, in itself isn’t cause to wish someone not to be here, but, it does call into question where their loyalty really lies.
I respect and encourage people who come here in search of a better life. I am very much pro-immigration. But, I’m also very much pro-selective immigration. Just like we don’t want everyone from Canada coming here, we certainly don’t want every one from Mexico and south of Mexico coming and living here. Have you seen how some of those nations treat nuns? Have you seen how those people treat their own?
To be certain, most Mexicans I’ve known, I can easily call them brothers and sisters and believe they would be great assets to the US and our society. However, as in any society, there are some which we simply don’t want here. This is a reality. There’s no “ifs, but’s, or maybes”, they exist. Some of them have come into the US. Again, this is reality. No one can deny this. My thoughts are there can be no amnesty until we identify these people and send them back from whence they came. In the meantime, we secure our border, and ensure they can’t come back into this nation. We have enough criminals, freeloaders, and scumbags. We don’t need to import anymore.
Any other notion fails to address world and US history.