There are many issues out there which get me, shall we say, a little ticked off. Illegal immigration probably takes the cake though. I despise illegal immigration as much as I despise cold, rainy weather (and spiders). What gets me ticked off even more about this issue are the morons who actually support illegal immigration. “We’re all illegal immigrants! We’re all just humans bro! They just want a better life! They work the jobs that nobody else will!” I could go on with the mind-numbing talking points illegal immigration supporters have, but time is a luxury that none of us have enough of.
So, what tweaked my nerves this morning? This story out of the AJC talked about how illegal immigrants blocked traffic yesterday in downtown Atlanta to protest, you guessed it, anti-illegal immigration laws being proposed by Georgia lawmakers. If I was the one in charge of this situation, I would have fired one of those giant nets at the crowd of protesters a have them all arrested for disorderly conduct. Since most of them were proudly proclaiming they were illegal immigrants, I would have them deported after being humiliated in public.
“Some spoke in favor of the DREAM Act, a congressional measure that would have given young illegal immigrants a path to legal status if they enrolled in college or joined the military. That measure failed in Congress last year. More than a hundred college students, civil rights activists and others marched around the Georgia State University campus before several of them sat in the middle of Courtland and unfurled a large red and white banner that declared: “We will no longer remain in the shadows.”
What is the one glaring issue out of this story though? Besides that illegal immigrants demand they be treated as citizens and that they will no longer “be in the shadows”? It is the fact that illegal immigrants in this country do not fear the law. Why? Because we don’t enforce our immigration laws, that’s why. You can get in more trouble for having an unused crack pipe in your glove compartment than being in this country illegally. But if you break into this country, you can send your baby’s momma to the hospital to give birth and then, walla! You got yourself a U.S. citizen. Or, you can break into our country already having kids. Then, you can send those kids to our public school system. You can get a job. You can get a driver’s licence. You can rent property. You can get government assistance. Hell, you might even be able to get in-state tuition here soon. And best of all, you can block traffic in state capitals demanding that we give you more!
It’s time we start treating illegal immigrants like the criminals they are. Next time there is a rally where people are proudly proclaiming they are illegal while disrupting the peace, nail them with pepper spray. Then arrest and deport them. I don’t care if that seems harsh or not. If it does seem harsh, then you are living in a warped reality. We are in a deep hole right now as a country. Illegal immigrants are a huge financial burden to a country that at this point cant even afford toilet paper for the White House. We are also still experiencing very high unemployment. We must take care of our own citizens, everyone else can take a hike. It’s time that our leaders in Washington grow a pair and start speaking the truth about this issue instead of playing politics in order to “not upset the Hispanic vote”. My theory? There are a lot of Hispanics who migrated here legally and despise those who cheat the system. Stand up for those people, not the criminals protesting in the streets.