D.J. Neeley | Civil Patriot
We’ve been talking about the lies liberals tell and we’re doing our best to stop them from spreading. One particularly troubling one is the “Conservatives don’t believe in immigration” lie.
Not true. I do believe in immigration. My grandmother is an immigrant from Scotland. So is my great-uncle. Many of my friends and acquaintances have come to American from countries around the globe. I have no problem with this at all. In fact, I celebrate it!
No, it’s not immigrants I have a problem with. It’s our liberal representatives who somehow decided the pathway to citizenship should be made easier for those who are currently in our country illegally. In other words, they want to give a break to the ones who’ve done it the wrong way.
Forgive me if I’m wrong but wouldn’t this be like the water company crediting the homeowner who refused to pay his water bill? Or rewarding the high school football team that stole the playbook from the rival team? Or giving a pilot’s license to a potential pilot who hasn’t yet studied the rules of flying?
I empathize with those who are already here in the U.S.—parents, children, and singles. But I have so many questions when it comes to offering a free path to citizenship for all.
- Are they COVID-free? Have they been vaccinated?
- Who’s covering the cost of their care?
- Is there a way to vet them so that we know criminal histories?
- Will they be required to pass a citizenship test?
- Do we have enough jobs for all of them?
- Will our communities be destabilized?
- Will they rely on government subsidized healthcare?
- Will they be deported if they commit serious crimes?
- How will the sudden influx of so many affect our public school systems in border states?
- What will become of our border patrol officers? Will they be out of work?
- If we offer amnesty to those who are here illegally, won’t that just encourage more to come illegally?
- Do borders not matter. . .at all?
Like most conservatives, I believe in immigration laws and reforms to address national security needs. I believe we need to put a system in place to make sure those who are here illegally aren’t provided the same generous benefits that legal citizens are. I’m totally fine welcoming those who come legally—no matter where they’re from—but I think we need to have a plan to document those who aren’t here legally.
Unfortunately, everything I’ve just stated above makes me (in the eyes of The Left) a bigot. A racist. And any number of other things they might want to call me.
But I’m none of those things. I’m just concerned that rewarding those who broke our laws to get here isn’t the right message to send to the multiplied thousands—possibly millions—who still hope to come.
Part of the problem is there are people in Washington, D.C. in positions of power to whom the border is just a nuisance, and I think some of them believe that illegal immigration is a moral good. It is not. It undermines legal immigration.