Let’s face it. President Obama has done a back door amnesty move and glorified it with the Hispanic and Latino communities via executive order. Am I in favor of reform so those that were brought here by their parents can remain in our beloved America? Absolutely!
Do I think that the President should be the sole person in charge of making the decision on how this “reform” would take place? Absolutely not! That is why we have representation, which is why we are a republic. Is the path to citizenship flawed, most certainly!
Those that have been following the Democratic Party’s agenda regarding the Hispanic/ Latino vote prior to Obama taking office would likely agree that the strategy for the party to keep the power over the Oval Office would be to create amnesty to “win over” the Hispanic vote. Whether it would have been Obama, Clinton, Gore, Dean, you name it.
Illegal immigration has become such an issue in our society that politicians believe whoever can grant amnesty to those that have come here illegally surely will get their votes. I mean after all if I was in that position I would certainly consider casting a vote for the person that gave me citizenship to the greatest nation on earth.
But the issue with me goes much deeper than granting amnesty to those that would qualify for the Dream Act. It is not about granting amnesty. It is about prejudice. It is about assuming that Obama would get more votes from registered Hispanic voters. Hispanics are not ignorant, if anything those that immigrated here probably have the most insight on how to make the path to citizenship better! They see the same struggles that legal Americans see and they see the struggles that it takes to become a citizen. After all they are living here and are a part of our system correct?
They have also lived with the job market and the economy. How can anyone assume that a person living in this country legally or not cannot see the issues that we as a country are facing today? Honestly, and as I am not Hispanic I could most definitely be incorrect here. But if it were me I would consider it a slap in the face if I were an immigrant that has worked their way through the current broken systems to become a citizen of the United States.
If I were an immigrant and falling into the category of society that is going to be granted amnesty I would consider it an insult of my intelligence to see what the President is doing and how he only highlights one particular minority over another when everyone in this category of immigration is in the same boat.
That is where desire overcomes reality. Who can blame illegal immigrants of any background the desire to become a legal citizen? But why the focus on the Hispanic population vs. other illegal immigrants? Won’t this affect others of ethnic decent as well? Why doesn’t Obama divulge further on how this will affect ALL illegal immigrants not just Hispanics?
I will tell you why, because through this dog and pony show that Obama and the Democratic Party is putting on they do not want you to know that 13% of legal immigration comes from Mexico and is the largest group of people that become legalized Americans. Obama and his party feel the need to pander to the Hispanic voters to gain MORE of their votes and how does he do it? The most racist way possible, that’s how.
You see if Obamacare fails, Obama is in BIG TROUBLE. Should the poll from Gallup below be correct then the number one issue that the Hispanic population is concerned about is healthcare. What follows Obamacare you ask? Funny, they are issues that the Republicans and Conservative movement have been trying to discuss for years now. Hispanics are concerned about unemployment, economic growth and salary gaps BEFORE immigration policies. Then right after immigration policies at 12% comes the deficit at 11%.
So what does Obama do to ensure that he obtains new votes to counter balance the current Hispanic citizens? He promotes amnesty on the Hispanic population vs. all of the population. Why isn’t he putting a spotlight on Asian and Indian immigration? Combined they are just as much as legal Mexican immigration and growing.
Let’s look at the definition of racism yet again just for clarity’s sake:
2: racial prejudice or discrimination
— rac·ist \-sist also -shist\ noun or adjective
The Democratic Party BELIEVES that the Hispanic voters will respond to amnesty measures taken by Obama in order to secure their vote. This is why he only mentions Hispanics directly when he discusses amnesty via executive order.
In reality when polled by Gallup this is what the results were:
As you can see out of the total Hispanic population polled by Gallup 20% thought that immigration was a priority. However, out of the Hispanic REGISTERED VOTERS only 12% find that immigration is a priority. As you can see it is fifth on the list of priorities.
Let’s assume that the 800,000+ Hispanics that receive amnesty do vote for Obama because they his executive order. Let’s not forget to factor in the 694,193 Americans that received their citizenship last year.
In 2011, according to the Department of Homeland Security website (Source: http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/natz_fr_2011.pdf ) 13.70% (the highest percentage of legal immigration above all other groups of people) of the new citizens were Hispanic. So that being said isn’t President Obama isolating so many that have worked so hard to become Americans beyond the new citizens of Hispanic decent?
Reform is necessary to ensure that there is a smoother, more efficient and transparent process to become a United States Citizen.
I state for the following reasons:
We need to have a road for those that attended University in the United States a clear path to citizenship so that they remain in the U.S. as skilled future talent that can be in more advanced positions within our society. That can advance security, innovation and ingenuity to our nation helping their new country move forward.
We also need to have a clear path to citizenship so there can be a greater opportunity to reduce the national deficit through job creation.
We also need to have a clear path to citizenship because we are America. We open our arms to the tired, poor and hungry huddled masses. To remain true, to our history of immigration and giving those that choose to be citizens, the opportunity that our country has afforded to us. Granted America’s history on immigration has not been the greatest and there were some dark times but we can change that going forward through immigration reform. So people don’t have to be ashamed to call someone an illegal immigrant vs. an undocumented person. Let’s make the path clear, precise and efficient.
But let’s not mark ourselves as the people that use race to gain votes in an election year. That is an ugly, slippery slope and that is not what America stands for constitutionally or ethically. We should not allow our country to go down that path.
Firm up the boarder, reform the process and educate those that want to enter what that new path to citizenship is. Let’s look at the issuance of VISAs and what options are possible for those that choose to go down the lawful path. Let’s make sure that we allow state’s rights with the support of the government to deport those that break our nations laws but educate them on how they can become a citizen without risking their lives to cross the Sonoran Desert. Let’s value all lives and make opportunities available for all through reform and true equality.
Welcome all of those that come to America to enjoy this beautiful land of opportunity. Let there be more great stories of the immigrant that came to America and found success. That is who we are and that is who we need to continue to be as America.
Reform is necessary, transparency to citizenship is necessary, reduction in government regulation to citizenship is necessary and security on both northern and southern boarders are necessary to provide justice and security for those that followed the law abiding path to citizenship.
I love my country and I know those that are desperate to become a citizen love it as well.