The politicians and the media are trying to indoctrinate us on illegal immigration.
The US Senate is getting ready to debate comprehensive immigration reform later this month. Prepare yourself for a steady stream of misinformation aimed at building support for another amnesty for immigration criminals. While these talking points strain credibility, they will be repeated endlessly in an effort to change public opinion. So far the public has not been convinced.
Here are the top 6 lies about the immigration debate:
- Illegal immigration is the same thing as immigration and only racists are against immigration. This is an attempt to shift the debate from law breaking to the motives of those that want to stop it. The United States admits large numbers of legal immigrants every day. There is nothing racist about wanting to secure the borders of your country.
- We can’t enforce our current immigration laws. Then what is so special about the new laws that we will be able to enforce them and not the old ones? The truth is that we could enforce the current laws but our elected officials choose not to. They won’t enforce the parts of the new laws they don’t like either.
- We can’t deport 12 million illegal aliens. We really don’t need to. A large number of them get themselves into trouble with law enforcement every day and simple well publicized enforcement operations have dramatic effects. On top of that, if we made any attempt to make things more uncomfortable for them, many would return home on their own volition.
- A path to legality that does not include returning home does not mean that illegal aliens jump to the front of the line. Inexplicably, supporters of comprehensive immigration reform maintain that an “undocumented immigrant” that is living in the country some how has not circumvented the system that has a European citizen applying for permanent residency and waiting perhaps years.
- Illegal immigrants only take jobs Americans won’t do. Actually, illegal immigrants depress wages for lower skilled Americans which just happen to be predominantly minorities. Also, the cheap labor reduces incentives for businesses to invest in innovations that increase productivity.
- Illegal immigrants are an essential part of the US economy. Actually, illegal immigration is essentially importing poverty. Low skilled illegal aliens extract far more benefits from society than they contribute. Because they generally work jobs that do not provide health or retirement benefits, they will be dependent on the government later in life. This means that we are creating the same problem for tax payers that is destroying the US manufacturing base.