Immigration and border security issues are demanding a lot of our attention as we debate the pros and cons of legal and illegal additions to America’s population.
It is easy to forget America is a nation of immigrants, and always will be. The vast majority of immigrants are good people. They come here voluntarily looking for a better life for themselves and their families. Who can blame them for that?
No one seems to have a problem with legal, documented immigrants. The problem is with the flood of uninvited, illegal immigrants. Who do you know that complains about the number of foreign children brought here via legal adoption?
There are human tragedies all over the world. Billions live in terror, without food, clean water and sanitation. The message cannot be: send us all of your unwanted people without any restrictions.
Many people are suspicious and resentful towards those who come illegally. We’d be more tolerant if it didn’t appear the illegals were coming mostly for free government money, free health care and other free benefits.
Many lower-middle-class citizens see the immigrants taking away their minimum wage jobs, leaving them to survive below the poverty level. Many of the illegals even qualify for government aid that isn’t available to current citizens. Illegal workers even send money home to their families.