I’m quite appalled at the controversy raging over Arizona’s new tougher illegal alien laws.
First, for those of you who don’t know; I was not born in the US. I was born in England. My family emigrated to Canada, and a few years later, to the US. We did all our paperwork and so forth, and we pay our taxes, and now we’re all US citizens. It wasn’t rocket science, and it was the right thing to do.
We have a lot of illegal aliens in the US, as many are aware. Here’s the inane thing: a lot of them don’t pay taxes, and are living under the threat of deportation, yet we (as a country) bend over backwards to give them and their families all kinds of financial aid, medical aid, schooling, and so forth. What’s wrong with this picture? Pardon me for drawing a line in the sand, but I did it the right way, and as far as I am concerned they should too. If a person is in this country illegally, they should NOT get any sort of services at all. The only service they should EVER get is a ride back to their country. It’s simple.
For the bleeding hearts who think that we should save the world: Donate YOUR money to a charity that helps the impoverished in the foreign country of your choice. Arguing that we should let them stay here, and forcing ME to foot the bill for them is just plain wrong, yet that’s exactly what we are doing.
In other countries, there is just no tolerance for illegal aliens. If you are in their country, you’d better have a visa or residence permit, or be a citizen. End of story. Some countries don’t just ship you back to your country. They throw you in jail, or shoot you. I think perhaps that is a little “over the top”, but I think that our permissive lackadaisical attitudes in the US are foolhardy, and expensive for those of us who actually DO pay our taxes.