About 3 years ago, I bought a villa in Costa Rica. Every year I like to spend a few weeks there, off the grid, in the mountains far away from most things. When I am there, I do a lot of things. I fish, I hike, I zipline, I go to the beach, I catch up with the few friends I have there, and enjoy the peacefulness of my surroundings. What I don’t do, and wouldn’t fathom doing, is waving the American flag, demanding the same rights as the Ticos and asking them to speak English. No. I attempt to speak their language in Costa Rica and respect their laws and culture. Yet it is considered a sin by many to ask immigrants coming to the US to do the same.
Immigration will always be a hot button. It has been for a very long time. It continues to fire people up, me included, with no end in sight. No matter what kind of immigration reform congress agrees on, not everybody will be happy. Unfortunately, the damage has been done. The lack of border security over the past several administration has led to over 11 million illegal immigrants roaming free in The United States. These are not just Mexican immigrants, but immigrants from other countries as well. Any international airport is a border because more than half of our illegals come here as tourists, or on a working visa, and overstay their visit. Most of the 9/11 hijackers were here illegally. From the Mexican border, to our airports, the ball has been dropped and it may be too late.
llegal immigration hurts our economy almost as much as anything else. It costs the taxpayers over 30 billion dollars a year to support illegals, from educating them, feeding them, giving them health care, and most of these bills are eaten by the states. So in essence, the federal government is at war with the states because their refusal to secure a federal border results in states losing money. Just last night on Bill O’Reilly’s show, Leah Durant from The Black Leadership Alliance explained how amnesty to illegals hurts the black community. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77ICVMx_5bY. The reasons to take care of Americans first is obvious, yet the government, in an attempt to sell the American citizens out for the Latino vote, don’t care.
So what is my solution? First and foremost, secure the border. All of these immigration reform proposals’ primary focus is what to do with the 11.5 million illegals. Nobody is putting enough emphasis on the border being secured. When you turn on the bathtub and forget about it, what is the first thing you do when you get back to the bathroom? You turn off the damn water and then worry about the spill. Well, secure the damn border first, then worry about the illegals. All I have heard from the gang of eight is how they are going to treat the illegals and give them amnesty. Well RJ Brewer, the gang of one, says, secure the border, bring our troops home and let the national guard do what they are supposed to do, guard our nation, reward those waiting in line to get here the right way and send a message to all criminals. NO AMNESTY. We don’t need troops in these other foreign countries, we need them home, where the real war is taking place.