4 Things Every American Should Know About Amnesty
According to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, President Obama will definitely “make good” on his promise to take executive action on immigration by the end of the year. Obama’s original deadline for unilateral action came and went by the end of the summer when the White House decided it would be best to wait until after the midterm elections.
Despite all the polling that shows that the majority of Americans are opposed to illegal amnesty, this president is clearly determined to do whatever he wants. And the reasons are obvious. The more “oppressed” minorities populate the country, the more voters there are for Democrats to count on. With dramatic action on immigration, Obama thinks he can ensure that Democrats remain forevermore the party of Hispanics. And the votes come at such an insignificant cost: the only thing at stake is the future of America itself.
While Obama may be promising unilateral action, he’s not alone in his desire for “immigration reform.” GOP leaders in the House of Representatives are willing to play ball when it comes to amnesty, believing that they can’t afford to lose the Hispanic vote for a generation.
Amnesty is one of the worst things that can happen to our nation. Not convinced? Here are some of the reasons Obama, Boehner, liberals, RINOs, and Latino leaders are leading us down a dangerous path.
It Encourages Lawlessness
At the heart of this country’s strength is the rule of law. Without respect for these laws, derived from the Constitution, we are a country in perpetual drift. A presidential pardon for millions of murderers would be grounds for impeachment. Even a pardon for millions of shoplifters would be universally condemned. So where is the line drawn? Which laws can the president choose to ignore?
It’s an Invitation to Try
When we have a tight, heavily guarded border and strict deportation laws, immigrants will be forced to think twice about trying their luck. The road to the U.S. is already fraught with peril; if these immigrants knew their chances of success were slim and none, they wouldn’t be willing to take the risk. Widespread amnesty sends the opposite message. “Give it your best shot,” it says. “You’ll probably be all right.”
It’s Unfair to the Legal Immigrants
Emigrating to the United States legally is difficult. Politicians who believe our focus should be on cutting some of the red tape have it right. By rewarding undocumented immigrants with amnesty, a path to citizenship, or suspended deportation, the government sends the message that legal immigration isn’t worth the time and effort. Just hop the fence.
It Won’t Solve a Damn Thing
This isn’t the first time the government has provided amnesty to millions of illegals. Roughly three million illegals qualified for legalization in 1986 after the Immigration Reform and Control Act was passed into law. 28 years later, the immigration problem is worse than ever. It’s worth noting that the law passed on the promise that it would be a one-time-only event.
Illegal immigration costs our country untold billions, weakens the strength of the job market, and creates a generation of foreigners dependent on the federal government. If we want to really fix the immigration laws, we need to take amnesty off the table and focus on border security, hiring laws, and legal immigration reform.