Why Are We Arguing About Immigration?

A group of senators have come up with a “bi-partisan” plan to deal with illegal immigrants. I’ve read about their plan but you don’t need to. Anytime you hear “bi-partisan” attached to anything coming out of Washington, you know it’s something horrendously retarded. If you think that’s an exaggeration you haven’t been paying attention. We all must come to the realization that we live under a tyranny of stupidity. This is an era of failed government. These morons are incompetent, arrogant, impotent and utterly self interested. They can not accomplish anything positive, they’re wrong about everything and everything they do makes everything worse.

So, with that in mind, let’s discuss their brilliant strategy for immigration “reform” (another tip: whenever you hear a politician say the word “reform”, you know he’s about to screw something up even further). There are three basic tent-poles: provide a “pathway to citizenship” for illegal aliens, give the children of illegals an immigration E-ZPass, and possibly, maybe, potentially secure the borders.

A couple of thoughts. On the issue of securing the border, my first question is: why have we made an issue of securing the border? Why is ours the only country in the history of human civilization that actually spends time ARGUING about whether it ought to enforce its boundaries? This is one of the very few legitimate functions of the federal government and it’s the one thing they don’t want to do? And every neo-liberal stooge that thinks Uncle Sam ought to come into his house, raise his children, do his laundry and pour him cereal in the morning somehow has a problem with the government performing this basic and essential duty? We’re hopeless. There’s no chance of getting anything done when someone says, “hey, all countries are distinguished from each other by this really vital concept called ‘borders’” and they next guy responds, “WAIT A MINUTE, let’s argue about that for the next 40 years.” Every country in the world enforces its borders. There’s no point in having them if you don’t secure them. Like it or not, all borders in all corners of the earth have been born and maintained through blood and war. You don’t go through all of that just to say “Oh jk, nm lol”.

In a place where things make sense and people aren’t ridiculous, the necessity for border security would be made all the more obvious by the fact that our neighbor to the south happens to be a collapsing country run by drug cartels. But unfortunately we don’t live in that place. We live in a land where people think they’re being really deep and profound when they interject themselves into an adult conversation on this topic and say something like “hey man, borders are just lines in the sand, what gives us the right to keep anyone out?” Well hey man, your house is just a structure with walls, what gives you the right to keep anyone out? Look man, you can’t, you know, like, expect society to adopt a certain philosophy in the macro if you can’t even live by it in the micro. Have the courage of your absurd convictions or shut the hell up, man.

As far as “providing a pathway to citizenship”, I thought we already have that? If you want to come here there is a legal process by which you can accomplish that goal. You want to talk about fair? How fair is it to all the millions of immigrants who took the time and spent the capital to do it the right way if we give some version of amnesty to the folks who didn’t? Go ahead and tell those people, who apparently wasted their time abiding by the law, all about this “fairness” you speak of. Yes the process might be unnecessarily long, expensive and inefficient but hey, welcome to America. I can’t even get my license renewed without providing a wad of cash, 4 different proofs of identification, a urine sample, a DNA swab and a detailed report of every place a plan to drive in the next 2 years. If we want to discuss cutting out the bureaucracy, I’m all for it. But any plan the government comes up with always involves adding MORE bureaucracy, not less. This plan is no different.

I’ve actually heard the following argument in regards to the children of illegal immigrants, also known as “dreamers”, from many neo-liberals including Obama: “These kids didn’t choose to come here, it’s not their fault. We shouldn’t punish them for the choices their parents made!” The irony is so thick I’m choking on it. Tell you what, you apply that logic to abortion and I’ll apply it to immigration. Deal? No? Didn’t think so. Hypocrites.

To me, immigration doesn’t need to be a political issue. But who am I kidding? Everything is a political issue. Health is a political issue. Education is a political issue. Gravity is a political issue. And immigration will continue to be a political issue as long as our illustrious politicians are more concerned with “courting Latino voters” than doing their damn jobs.

I’d like to see some politician attempt to court the logical and rational voter for a change. Of course, then again, that is becoming quite the niche demographic.

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4 Responses to Why Are We Arguing About Immigration?

  1. Ve says:

    “How fair is it to all the millions of immigrants who took the time and spent the capital to do it the right way if we give some version of amnesty to the folks who didn’t? Go ahead and tell those people, who apparently wasted their time abiding by the law, all about this “fairness” you speak of.”

    I’m,quite liberal regarding social issues and I agree with this, no one cares about the struggles of legal immigrants.

    I don’t plan (knock on wood) on staying in America because there is seemingly no way my possible-future-husband (knock on wood again) could have some of his family members live here legally, even if the goal is not citizenship. I’d rather live near his family, so once I get my degree (see other post) I plan on relocating closer to them.

  2. Cylar says:

    You didn’t even mention the silly, asinine, incomprehensible way anyone arguing in favor of a secure border has “RACIST!” screamed at him. Or the way immigrant activist groups – many members of whom aren’t even supposed to be on our soil – will parade in the streets chanting, “We didn’t cross the border – the border crossed us!” When it’s been where it is since before any person alive in 2013 was born.

    You also didn’t even delve into the even thornier issue of what illegal immigration is doing to our various institutions or the social and financial costs it imposes on the rest of us by way of driving down wages or bankrupting our social service agencies…or the number of US citizens who’ve been robbed, abducted, assaulted, or murdered by illegals whom the government had a sworn duty to protect us from.

    Is anyone else getting sick and tired of being accused of hating brown people, just for saying he wants this problem addressed in a meaningful way?

    You hit on something profound when you suggest that the arguments used for immigration would work well when applied to abortion. But I think the greatest irony of all is when the Democrats insist that we can’t possibly find and round up all the illegals who are already here (so what’s the point of plugging the hole and at least stopping any more from getting in, right?)…yet the same people tell us we can surely track down and confiscate ten times as many illegal firearms, when the guns weigh a lot less than the immigrants do and can hide in attics, basements, and closets a hell of a lot longer.

  3. Brittany says:

    I agree with your stance on illegal immigration- except for the part about kids. I’m not saying what their parents are doing is right.. I don’t agree with it either. Illegal is illegal. But have a little more compassion man!!

    The fact is, in other countries you still have to be somewhere between 16-18 before you are considered an adult, or before you’ve developed enough life skills to take care of yourself. I personally know that as a child, and probably even a teenager, if I even had any sort of comprehension that what my parents were doing was wrong (such as fleeing to another country to escape drug cartels and gangs infesting my neighborhood, which the police themselves are involved in and definately won’t help me unless I pay them with money or my virginity), I would still go with them. Why you ask? Because I am a child (legally and maturity wise). Because I fear the future without my family, how to provide for myself without my parents help. Because I love my family and don’t want to be separated from them. etc. etc. I think you need to put yourself in the shoes of these children. Could you honestly say that even as a teenager you would have chosen what was “legal” over what your flesh and blood were deciding to do? Especially when you can see what’s happening around you? Politics don’t really matter when it’s about survival. I’m sure that the motivation for many illegal immigrants, especially parents, wasn’t: “let’s exploit America and take all their resources..” but more like, “Hey, I see people getting hustled everyday for money. I see kids barely into puberty getting recruited (aka forced into) working for the corrupt system. There’s no work left in my town except working for drug dealers- perhaps I have a moral problem with that- oh look here’s a country who has a bunch of snobby people who would rather not work and live in their parents basement than take a menial job they are too good for. Hmm I’ll take it, better than dying here in the barrio.”

    I mean think about your kids. Think about what you would do to protect them. Think of yourself as a child and having to choose, so ignorantly, and so quickly, what you would do in the same situation. I am very conservative for the most part, but have some Christian humanity on this subject! Amongst illegal immigrants there are, yes, many malicious, selfish freeloading dirtbags who have no regard for respecting America and our values- but there are also real victims. People I’ve met with and worked with who were backed against a wall to choose survival for their family and a better life for their kids. It’s easy to debate about when it’s not you. But I bet you’d change your tune a little bit if you spent one week in what most of them come from. You’d probably want to hop the border too.

  4. ColdCaseFanatic says:

    Now that’s an attitude that would make the world a better place. I’m talking to you Brittany. Keep up the compassion, and the love for your fellow human being that SOME PEOPLE seem to miss. I hope you are blessed.

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