Below is a fascinating comment by Bob (see his new BLOG "Gonna Say it") , something he left on THIS post of mine about Illegal Aliens. I thought it was an interesting comment and wanted to blog it as a post...I hope you weigh in on it with your opinions. Sometimes, my (conservative) blogger buddies are smarter than I am on a subject and I like to highlight their thoughts...please add yours to them! Thanks:
The simple solution is usually the best for most problems, the illegal immigrant problem is not a conceptually difficult one to handle.
Millions of illegal aliens are taking millions of jobs that should be filled by US citizens. Millions of illegal aliens are burdening the US social structure with additional costs in medical and educational demands.
Since the problem is illegal aliens, the obvious solution is to prohibit illegal aliens from the US proper, and to eject those currently in the country. Conceptually, and realistically, we can take care of 80% of the problem with little trouble.
1. Announce that immigration laws will be upheld,
and that the US border will be sealed as much as possible. Dedicate the manpower to do the job.
2. Build the wall
. It is not a big deal, and a couple of jobs might be created in the process. Defensive walls like Hadrians Wall and the Great Wall in China were effective as long as the builders had the political will.
3. Punish US employers that hire illegal aliens.
These are the people that are taking advantage of the illegals, and making money because they pay less than legal wages.
In Georgia tens of thousands of jobs have been taken by illegal aliens. These are good jobs in construction, food processing, and other factory type work that most people would like to have. Recently, something has happened to cause a shift in this area. (Z: many Americans in L.A. who've worked construction have been threatened and contractors are threatened if they don't hire Hispanics here, with guns; I know this for a fact)
Recently, laws have been enacted that allow local law enforcement to take action when finding illegal aliens, and the illegal community has gotten the message.
At the car wash, most of the employees were Hispanic, and could not speak English. They were probably illegal aliens. Ditto at McDonalds, Burger King, and other fast food chains.
Now, when visiting the car wash, or going to a fast food restaurant I see smiling white and black faces. These people are happy to be working, and the illegals are disappearing. (Z: there is not ONE white or black worker at my local car wash)
It's not hard to get rid of most of the illegals.
It is red herring, myth, or just plain lie that mass deportations will be necessary to rid the country of these people.
These illegals know when the gravy train has stopped, and will feel the pressure to leave. (Z: immigrant numbers are going slowly down since our economy has suffered)
All it takes is the political will to make it happen, but Obama wants Hispanic votes. That is the extent of his will power. (end of comment)
Z: What do you think? Thanks, Bob...that paragraph about smiling legal Americans with jobs again was very moving and I keep wondering what this administration doesn't understand about that. Don't they WANT Americans working?