Monday, April 10, 2006

Picture = 1000 Words

Not only does this picture from The Capital Times not do any favors for illegal immigrants hoping to become legal (unless, of course, they're attempting to build support among self-loathing Americans), but the associated caption entirely mis-characterizes the debate.

The national flag of Mexico and a upside down American flag in protest the US handling of immigrants.

I thought that what we were discussing were the problems associated with illegal immigrants. I know, I know, if our immigration laws were less strict, we'd have fewer problems with illegal immigrants.

Much in the same way that if we didn't have speeding laws, we wouldn't have speeders.

[h/t Brian Fraley]


At 2:34 PM, April 10, 2006, Blogger proletariat said...

How many citations has your president given to those businesses that hire illegal innigrant.

What we need to do is,

1) Build a wall if we must, but guard the gate. Something the Bush administration has been unable or unwilling to do. He has never done a good job at protecting the homehand which is what this issue comes down to.

2) Hefty fines and if needed shut down businesses that continue to violate our national security and labor laws.

Yes, I know its easier to blame illegals in one breath and them expand them with a guest worker program in the next.

At 2:52 PM, April 10, 2006, Blogger Casper said...

Nate, if you read my previous post, you'll see that I advocate creating "crippling" fines for businesses employing illegal immigrants. As much as people want to accuse those of having anti-illegal immigrant views of ignoring businesses that employ them, it would seem that our arguments are most often met by people focusing entirely on the businesses and ignoring those who entered the country illegally in the first place.

They're both at fault.

And I'm not sure how creating a guest worker program would create more illegal aliens. I would think, by defenition, that guest workers would be here legally and as guests, and therefore could be neither "illegal" or "immigrants." Of course, should they overstay their visa (or whatever guest workers would have), they would then become illegal. Either way, the program may not be the most palatable, but it seems to me a happy medium between not doing anything and simply kicking everyone out.

At 6:48 PM, April 10, 2006, Blogger Askinstoo said...

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