Several days were required for my initial reaction to mellow before responding to Kristen Ford’s “United We Dream” guest editorial (“Republicans should go all-in on immigration reform,” Messenger, July 27, 2013).
I understand her bias and that of her immigrant youth network. Why should she be held responsible for her parent’s civil disobedience? Why should Attorney General Holder hold me responsible for the history of my parents and grandparents?
DREAMers, or their parents, are not necessarily bad people; unfortunately their parents violated established civil law. In a nation of laws, how can law be maintained if it is considered insignificant or unworthy of enforcement?
There are mechanisms, not unlike other nations, which allow for legal immigration. Those parents who violated the civil laws of the United States should be remanded to their home of origin and make application for legal immigration. Call the separation probation for their civil disobedience. Undoubtedly, the minimum wage workforce would be reduced greatly while free-market principles would drive up those wages beyond the currently established minimum wage.
Minimum wage is a fa ade established to maintain lower-level workers under the “working poor” or “second-class status” label indentured to an entitlement-laden Democrat Party.
And by the way, civil disobedience is against the law. Continued or prolonged civil fraud by utilization of taxpayer-funded social services aggravates the situation. To serve as a juror, one must be able to read and write the English language. Have you ever heard of acclimation? A requirement to have election ballots printed in Spanish is an insult.
And who cares about the Hispanic vote? If I am a candidate, I want the American vote!
Lastly, when you deride the likes of Rep. Sam Johnson (Col. Sam Johnson, a prisoner of war for seven years in the Hanoi Hilton, most in solitary confinement) as a game to impede citizenship reality for aspiring Americans, you have really lost me. This man, and many like him have sacrificed more than you can even imagine, serving a government supposedly of, by, and for the people.
Our government of laws is not always perfect (current administration as proof) but if it is not desirable, then why are so many ignoring the law to get here? Go figure!
Eddie R. Dunlap