Immigration and the Democrats
I used to be a supporter of the democrats until I read about their stance on this issue. I have to say, I am very disappointed.
Today there are between 9 to 20 million illegal immigrants in the United States. This means that no one really knows how many there actually are. They work in different fields and that helps out the small businessmen they work for because these people work for cheap. God bless them.
However, it is not as simple as that. These people also don't pay taxes, make use of all the benefits the government has reserved for poor people LEGALLY in the country and they keep bringing more and more people into the country to take more jobs.
Nonetheless, we are at a point where we need them and more importantly we are dependent on them to a large extent. However, giving them citizenship is not the answer. The Democrats keep talking about a "path to citizenship" for these people. Obama, Clinton, Edwards etc are trying to get the Hispanic vote bank by making such statements to the country. This is not right.
What Obama and group don't tell you is that it will take forever to pass a legislation allowing this. If they can actually pass such a legislation to begin with! Also, if such a legislation passes, it will be a disaster for the INS -who has to regulate the "path to citizenship"-, the border patrol -who have to ensure that no unauthorized people can pass the border-, local law enforcement, the IRS - who have to process the taxes that these people will have to pay and every other government agency.
Imagine this: You're working for a company and have a higher than average work load as it is. Suddenly your workload is quadrupled.
The democrats don't tell the American voting public how they will tackle this issue. They just make unrealistic promises.
What about the thousands of people on various visas who live in the United States legally and pay taxes and yet have to wait years and years for a green card? Is it not unfair on them?
Why don't the democrats answer that?