From the Right: Immigration

Elizabeth Gorder

Elizabeth Gorder

The United States has welcomed immigrants since we became a country.

Immigrants have come here from all over the world to achieve a better life, whatever their reason for coming is: to escape poverty, to get an education or for their own personal freedom.

They’ve worked hard and have been made a better life for themselves and their families by coming here.

I love the idea of people coming here to live the American Dream.

A concern of mine, however, is that anyone who lives here should learn English. Bad things can happen when so many different languages are used in the same country.

For one, our public education system would go broke. Soon we’ll need to have each class available in four different languages.

If this continues, the division in our country will be unbearable.

Whoever wants to come to the United States, I say come, but please do so the legal way.

This country has some of the easiest immigration laws in the world. So many countries make it extremely difficult to enter their borders.

Illegal aliens entering the U.S. have become rampant.

There’s a right way and a wrong way, and currently there are around 7.5 million illegal alien workers in the US, and another 850,000 predicted for each coming year who are doing it the wrong way.

Illegal aliens are a burden to our economy. They’re paid in cash, and most of them send their money out of the country.

And there are national security concerns. With the Canadian and Mexican borders being poorly patrolled, terrorists could get in.

Some Republicans are very weak on this, for example, President Bush and Sen. John McCain.

But I have yet to see a decent plan from either party, and I hope to see the Republicans and Democrats work together to do something about it.