Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Now judging by the title your first thought may lead you to "Oh here's another keep your sexuality in the closet post" or "Don't let sexuality determine my willingness to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces". If that were your thought, maybe next time your assumption would be correct.
One of the hot button issues leading up to the Nov. 2, 2010 election was the issue of illegal immigration. Advocates for this method of immigration called SB1070 bill signed into law April, 23, 2010 by Gov. Jan Brewer, racist and unconstitutional, but in reality it only re-enforced existing federal law. So calling Sb1070 unconstitutional would be to say federal law is unconstitutional.
Bush 43 had his vision on immigration. Many toted that he supported amnesty for illegal immigrants, but his states as of late beg to differ. He believed in a guest worker program, which in my opinion is not a bad idea, but should only be exercised 6-12 months at a time in which the guest worker heads back to their place of origin to file another request. So where is the problem with the United States immigration policy?
The problem lies in the enforcement of these laws. Borders states (Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California) have become hubs in transporting illegal immigrants around the nation to take up safe havens in cities like San Francisco, California. Well it is obvious the federal government is to overwhelm by the increase in human trafficking that they are unable to make an impact or slow the flow of border crossers from poring over into our country or they have orders to be more tolerant of some of the offenders (trespassers).
Now, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said that our southern border is more secure than it has ever been in recent history. Shortly after making that statement report of Mexico drug cartels were fighting against others close to the southern border and out of fear of the violence running over to our country became a reality.
An American rancher on the southern border was murdered by possible drug traffickers. From this Arizona drafted a measure that would grant local law enforcement agencies to flex their federal immigration enforcement abilities under 287g, known to Arizonians as SB1070.
From this necessary measure, the Justice Department has sued Arizona for doing a job that the Federal Government is unable to effectively enforce. So moving onto what is on the table of Congress today.
The children of illegal immigrants want to be granted citizenship under the Dream Act. Of course these individuals were innocent and brought by their illegal immigrant parents, but to demand that the United States owns them something is totally wrong or selfish. These advocates are angry at the U.S., when they should be angry at their parents for having put them though this mess.
If you want to become a citizen of the country you supposedly say you love so much, join the military for a full enlistment and if you are able to fulfill the enlistment, then and only then can you be considered for citizenship. Americans should not tolerate being held hostage by any group that promotes illegal activity regardless how big or small the crime. We are a nation of laws. Laws promote order and discipline. Charging that law enforcement does not have the right to ask for once status is another way of saying don’t ask, don’t tell. Now mind you police are professionals and deal with people of all backgrounds on daily basis.
A final note, if you are here illegally you may want to consider making arrangements to return home and go through the process the right way. In the end it will be cheaper and safer. God bless our Great Nation.        


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