The Truths We Dare Not Speak About Illegal Immigration
July 30, 2010 – by Victor Davis Hanson
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Americans are increasingly confused by the tone of the debate, in which self-appointed spokesmen for illegal aliens and indeed, on occasion, illegal aliens themselves seem so critical of policies embraced by 70% of the American populace of all classes and races that they so eagerly wish to join. In cases of the May Day parades, why would alien demonstrators appear so critical of the country (or at least its law) that they so desperately wish to stay in, and so fond and romantic about the country that they so desperately wish to leave? It all makes little or no sense, other than the emotional anger at the paradox of wanting to be in a lawful America without being lawful. Even if the Mexican flag is a symbol of ethnic solidarity, in the manner of the Italian flag for a few East Coast communities, it nevertheless conveys the message of romance for a nation that by all accounts has treated its own quite poorly. And when we get to the purported racialist charges against supporters of closed borders, it all becomes Orwellian, given that Mexico’s ruling elite is as about as racist a government as one can imagine — a Spanish heritage aristocracy glad to see its own indigenous peoples fleeing northward while charging their receptive host with racism.
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If we eliminated welfare, “free” public education, and simplified the immigration laws, we’d have no “illegal immigration” problem.
Coming here to work, welcome. Coming here to sponge or cause trouble, bye.
We need all those hard working souls “yearning to be free”. As a matter of fact, we have a bunch of “citizen” deadbeats, politicians and bureaucrats that we need to get rid of as well.
Reality is setting in?
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