- Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:57 am
I am and always have been for legal immigration, as well as helping refugees for a period of time until it is safe for them to return to their home. When you get into the weeds of how things should be administered I have yet to see any proposal by this administration or any other for that matter that has a handle on the subject. That is a set of guidelines that is best suited for all involved. Having said that, we already have a set of laws in place and we should follow them until a time they are changed. It's pretty well documented that if you let your guard down you expose yourself to the elements.
The merit based immigration looks to be a better deal for the country as a whole. Frankly the elected officials in this country dropped the ball long ago and very few have wanted to pick it up and run with it. You can please some of the people some of the time, in fact you can please most of the people most of the time. What you can't do is please all of the people all of the time and with little or no guidelines or guidelines that are ignored you have what we see today. I think the single most important thing the President is doing at this point is bringing the issues to the table and laying them in the laps of the folks that are supposed to set the guidelines. Yesterday he exposed what the plan is and what he sees as goals for immigration, right before the eyes of the world no less, that's a good start but, if congress continues to kick the can down the road to save their cushy jobs and garner votes we will continue to see the boondoggle in DC that does nothing other than divide people.
It's not that what you say is wrong, it simply a matter of perspective.
Walter E. Williams, professor of economics at GMU, stated "Government income redistribution programs produce the same result as theft. In fact, that's what a thief does; he redistributes income. The difference between government and thievery is mostly a matter of legality