Not All Immigrants Support Illegal Immigration

Contrary to what the Liberal-Leftist media would like you to believe, many legal immigrants deplore President Obama’s de facto amnesty policy toward illegal immigrants.

My parents and relatives came to the United States legally and became U.S. citizens ― learning the language, culture, values, etc.  Most disapprove of those who come here illegally and feel they should be returned to their home country and apply for legal citizenship, if that’s what they want.

Of course, many do not want U.S. Citizenship.  They simply want to earn a superior living (by their home country standards)  and send their earnings to their families in foreign lands.  And as poor as they might be depicted by our Liberal-Leftist media and the Democrat Socialists and quasi-Communists, their lifestyle here in America is far superior to that in their home country. 

As noble as that may seem, many illegal foreign workers are taking jobs away from American citizens – from legal immigrants, young workers, and many of our 23 million unemployed citizens.

This isn’t to suggest immigration is a bad thing. Were it not for legal immigration, I wouldn’t be here. Furthermore, with America’s declining birthrate, immigration is an essential demographic necessity, if we are to support our growing entitlement society.

However, immigration must be legal – and must be governed by appropriate laws that address our nations needs, wants, expectations and culture.

On this latter point, yes!, immigration policy should maintain the traditional culture and values of our country.  What kind of a nation do we want to maintain?  This point seems to be ignored by Obama, the Democrats and the Liberal-Leftist media who want to “Fundamentally Transform America.”

Image: More than 100 people take the Oath of Allegiance to become American citizens; 1 July 2010

About the author: William Pauwels

William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.

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