Enforcing immigration laws

What do you prefer Americo or Mexica? Because if we don’t enforce even the existing law’s this will be our choice. Immigration laws were put in place to protect our nation by ensuring that those coming here wanted to become productive members of the United States of America. To adopt and contribute to the tenets of our nation and culture, to help our nation remain a great flagship for democracy in the world.

I choke a bit when I hear the line that we are all immigrants. Sure a lot of our ancestors come from around the world, but even most of them were subject to immigration laws. Take a look at what Ellis Island was for the European immigrants of the late 1800’s. It was a big immigration checkpoint, with a hospital, and a dock for boats going back to Europe. If immigration candidates were deemed healthy, free of infectious disease, not likely to become public charge (welfare), and lastly free of dangerous and subversive political ideas then they were allowed to stay. If you didn’t pass the test then you were put back on the boat. Remember this when you hear we are a nation of immigrants.

When people arrive illegally we aren’t sure whether they want to become Americans, or whether they want to subvert our nation by promoting their political ideals. Yesterdays rallies show that the issue with Mexico is even worse than an unsure situation. The participants plainly didn’t want to assimilate into American society. They plainly did want American society to bend to their ways.

If you want to become an American, get in line, pass the test and wait your turn. Anyone else doesn’t deserve to be called an American.

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