Sunday, September 16, 2007

Clueless In Little Rock

When are our politicians going to get it? The American people want to get control of illegal immigration. It's not that we don't want others to be able to come here for a better life. That's how America started and we should never stop it.

However, because we have allowed our governments over the past 75 years has become more and more socialist, we have to control how many people come to this country to be added to our welfare rolls. Those who come to America to work, be productive, pay taxes, and make a positive contribution to our economy should be welcomed. It is the parasites and the habitual criminals who need to be kept out. I know, I know. It isn't politically correct to call them parasites. But the truth is rarely politically correct.

Many state and local governments are beginning to pass tougher laws on illegal immigration. What this is causing is an exodus of illegal immigrants from those areas to other areas. It has been estimated since Oklahoma passed strong laws against hiring illegal immigrants and state police being able to go after illegal immigrants, that 30% of the illegal immigrant population in Oklahoma has left the state with most going to Kansas and Arkansas, my home state.

What is Arkansas' Democrat Governor Mike Beebe doing about illegal immigration? Nothing. He wants us to "study" what other states are doing. In the meantime, we are experiencing a huge influx of illegal immigrants. According to the census, from 1990 to 2003 there was a 437 percent increase of Hispanics in Arkansas. It is likely that the actual number is two or three times that according to the State Data Center.

Let me restate, I have no problem with people from other countries to make a better life for themselves and their family, as long as it is done legally and as long as they will make a positive contribution to our economy. The federal and state governments are not charities established on the backs of hardworking, taxpaying Americans. Get a green card, get a job, and get busy, or get deported!

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