Immigration Reform, Our Next Hot Agenda For America

I just finished reading an excellent article by George Will, a must read for all who are interested about our illegal immigration in our country. The true intention of the 14th Amendment, and the abuses of it today.

Personally I can’t blame anyone for wanting to come to the U.S.A. This is the greatest country in the world to live in, and where its citizens, legal residents and even illegal immigrants have opportunities that they could never have in any other place in the world. If you’re an illegal immigrant chances are you have better health care than many Americans that work hard and play by the rules who sacrifice in many instances working multiple jobs to be able to provide for their family’s health care.

Walk into emergency rooms all across the nation and see who are the ones using the services, and are not paying for it. Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami Dade, Florida is broke, and just recently terminated over 4000 jobs! Like many other hospitals in major cities that have large illegal immigrant population they are not getting paid for the services they provide and their bookkeeping practices are horrible, but what the heck, that is what all of us who play by the rules are here for right? We pay for the abuses of others with our tax dollars all the time, why should this be any different!

I do have problems with Americans who employ people knowing they are here illegally taking away jobs from Americans and basically exploiting them as a new source of modern-day slavery. I also have  problems with Americans hiring illegals to work in their homes, as nannies, cooks, gardeners, painters, handyman, etc. Not because they are not qualified to do the job, but for the mere fact that those who engage in this practice to save themselves money are hurting Americans who will do the jobs just as well or better and use the money they earn here at home in America, which in turn helps our economy and everyone.

Some of the hardest workers and honest people I have met, are immigrants. They all have  a story to tell and are just looking to make a better life for their families. They all tell you how bad they have it in their country and the abuses and corruption in their governments. The ones that have fled communist countries are all in shock about what they see happening in America today. They will remind you of  Fidel Castro in Cuba and of Hugo Chavez great attempt at following in Castro’s footsteps. They can’t believe that this is happening here in the U.S.

Immigration will be our next hot topic of discussion and one that will surely provide plenty of opinions from both Democrats and Republicans. Lets just hope that the outcome will be one that will favor the will of the American people as opposed to that of the special interest which typically gets their way regardless of what is best for our country or its citizens.


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