Few issues have been more controversial in recent times than illegal immigration.Those who are opposed to it are often labelled as “racists” or “bigots”, but I would submit to you that if one really looks at this issue with emotion removed, one can see that it has been very damaging to the citizens of this country for several reasons:
1) I.D. THEFT
People often forget that many illegal immigrants,(especially the criminals) steal other peoples ID’s so they can function here, get Drivers licenses,jobs,Social Security,Credit cards etc.
As anyone who has been a victim of I.D.Theft will tell you, it is not a victim less crime!
It can often cost thousands of dollars and countless hours trying to repair the damage ID theft causes——-especially if the person who steals your ID commits criminal acts, or doesn’t pay their bills.
This is something you rarely hear mentioned when this issue is discussed, and it should be.
One of the main reasons this has been allowed to happen for so long is that corporations want the cheap labor these illegals provide.
Having millions of undocumented people flooding into a country is a boon to corporations and businesses who can use these workers to dodge minimum wage laws, health insurance provisions. It also hurts the people who are citizens by denying them the ability to work at the jobs these people take (construction,restaurant work,landscaping and yes farm work) It is a complete fallacy to insist that “The illegals do the jobs Americans won’t do”
This is a complete lie promoted by corporate America, the very people who benefit from the illegals being here. Americans would GLADLY do these jobs, but they CANT do them for the wages that the illegals are willing to do them for.
3)UNFAIR TO LEGAL IMMIGRANTS
Allowing illegals to come here and gain all the benefits of citizens is a huge insult to the immigrants who came here LEGALLY and went thru the process honestly. People against illegal immigration are not “anti immigrant”—-we want the people who come here to go thru the vetting process, just as our ancestors did.
4) IT ENCOURAGES HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND THE EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN
Do I really need to explain this one? I think its pretty obvious when you have a border as wide open as ours is that the potential for doing these sorts of heinous activities is increased many times over
In closing,I hope those of you who label anyone who is opposed to illegal immigration with the term “Bigot” or “Racist” will consider the deeper reasons its happening and that race and issues pertaining to race have nothing to do with it
Being a citizen of the USA should be a priviledge, not something that is given away frivolously.
Also, to all those who react emotionally to this issue:
Realize that you are being duped and used as a tool to defend a policy that hurts your fellow citizens and benefits the upper classes only!!
Again, the issue of “illegal Immigration” has NOTHING to do with race and everything to do with lowering and suppressing wages and causing cultural chaos——— and it needs to be limited and stopped as much as possible.