Drew Kincaid | Patriots Freedom
Of all the false narratives liberals spout, this one is among the most inflammatory. Their “You must hate immigrants” speeches are getting really, really old. Why? Because they’re simply not true.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t hate anyone. It’s just not in me to hate. And, for the record, I love immigrants. My grandfather is an immigrant. So is my uncle. So are many of my friends and neighbors.
No, it’s not immigrants I have a problem with. It’s our liberal representatives who somehow got it in their minds that the pathway to citizenship should be made easier for those who are currently in our country illegally.
In other words, they want to give a break to the very ones who’ve done it the wrong way.
Forgive me if I’m wrong but wouldn’t this be like crediting the taxpayer who refused to pay his taxes? Or rewarding the team that stole the playbook from the other team? Or giving a driver’s license to a potential driver who hasn’t yet studied the rules of the road?
I empathize with those who are already here—parents, children, and singles. But I have so many questions when it comes to offering a free path to citizenship for all.
- Who’s covering the cost?
- Will they be vetted so that we know criminal histories?
- Will they be required to pass a citizenship test?
- Are they COVID-free? Have they been vaccinated?
- Do we have enough jobs for all of them?
- Will they rely on government subsidized healthcare?
- Will they be deported if they commit serious crimes?
- How will the sudden influx of so many affect our public school systems in border states?
- Will our communities be destabilized?
- What will become of our border patrol officers? Will they be out of work?
- If we offer amnesty to those who are here illegally, won’t that just encourage more to come illegally?
- Do borders not matter. . .at all?
Like most conservatives, I believe in immigration laws and reforms to address national security needs. I believe we need to put a system in place to make sure those who are here illegally aren’t provided the same generous benefits that legal citizens are. I’m keen to welcome those who come legally—no matter where they’re from—but I think we need to have a plan to document those who aren’t here legally.
Unfortunately, everything I’ve just stated above makes me (in the eyes of The Left) a bigot. A racist. And any number of other things they might want to call me.
But I’m none of those things. I’m just concerned that rewarding those who broke our laws to get here isn’t the right message to send to the multiplied thousands—possibly millions—who still hope to come.
Part of the problem is there are people in Washington, D.C. in positions of power to whom the border is just a nuisance, and I think some of them believe that illegal immigration is a moral good. It is not. It undermines legal immigration.