I hear people say all the time that we can’t completely catch and deport every illegal alien in America…so we shouldn’t bother trying.
Well, if we don’t try, we won’t get rid of any of them. This nation sent men to the moon several decades ago; we can get rid of most illegal aliens if we only set our will to it. Nothing humanly possible has been beyond the American people, once we set our minds to a task.
But we really wouldn’t have to work all that hard to get rid of a lot of illegal aliens. A lot of them would do the work for us. How, you ask?
Arizona’s sweeping immigration bill allows police to arrest illegal immigrant day laborers seeking work on the street or anyone trying to hire them. It won’t take effect until summer but it is already having an effect on the state’s underground economy.
“Nobody wants to pick us up,” Julio Loyola Diaz says in Spanish as he and dozens of other men wait under the shade of palo verde trees and lean against a low brick wall outside the east Phoenix home improvement store.
Many day laborers like Diaz say they will leave Arizona because of the law, which also makes it a crime to be in the U.S. illegally and directs police to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they are illegal immigrants.
Supporters of the law hope it creates jobs for thousands of Americans.
“We want to drive day labor away,” says Republican Rep. John Kavanagh, one of the law’s sponsors.
An estimated 100,000 illegal immigrants have left Arizona in the past two years as it cracked down on illegal immigration and its economy was especially hard hit by the Great Recession. A Department of Homeland Security report on illegal immigrants estimates Arizona’s illegal immigrant population peaked in 2008 at 560,000, and a year later dipped to 460,000.
The law’s supporters hope the departure of illegal immigrants will help dismantle part of the underground economy here and create jobs for thousands of legal residents in a state with a 9.6 percent unemployment rate.
They might work for below-minimum wages, but they aren’t nearly as stupid as some people think they are. Many of them realize the wisdom in bugging out under their own terms, versus being thrown out via deportation. And if we demonstrate a nationwide, unbroken, unwaivering determination to deal with the issue, the number of illegals who will “self-deport” will only increase…drastically.
This issue really isn’t that complicated. Parents who are lax and never punish their misbehaving children teach their children a lesson: you will pay no serious price for your misbehavior. Such parents reap a much greater crop of misbehavior as time goes on. Parents who demonstrate seriousness about discipline and obedience, and demonstrate determination to deal with disobedience, they reap better behavior as time goes on.
A nation that demonstrates a willingness to deal with misbehavior (whether it be foreign enemies, invading aliens, or their own misbehaving citizens) will actually deter a great deal of the potential problem simply by showing resolve.
But then, liberals don’t have a whole lot of resolve about much that’s good anyway; just plenty of resolve to rip apart the moral fiber of our country and sympathize with our enemies.
But this new law passed by Arizona isn’t just driving away illegal aliens; it’s driving away Democrat voters, and that is what really torques liberals the most.