On 11/6/07, Michael <michael2938@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Actually, this article says it better than I could.
1) This is most certainly true:
"Our rage is rightfully directed at a federal government that has been
complicit in allowing at least 12 million illegal immigrants to enter
our country in order to provide cheap labor for American businesses."
2) This is true only in this particular case:
"After luring them here for years, our government — unable to agree
upon reasonable and realistic immigration reform under growing public
pressure — has now turned to persecuting them."
widespread persecution of illegal workers is not going on. For the
most part, it's business as usual, with only a few highly publicized
cases being used to make a show of law enforcement.
3) this - except for the "real crime" thing - it IS a crime - the law
is on the books, and they broke it - is true, but is completely beside
"But at the end of the day, the Koch Foods raid did not make our
children any safer, did not stop any real crime, and did not find any
terrorists conspiring to harm our nation. It was a great blustery show
of stopping people from working hard and advancing out of poverty."
Point being, there are plenty of US citizens and immigrants who have
played by the rules who want to work hard and advance out of poverty.
They are the real victims. They were taught that playing by the rules
is a fool's game.