Thursday, August 9, 2007

Comprehensive Immigration Reform: PROs and ANTIs

Our country is divided on how to resolve our Immigration issues in our country. Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) is needed. Who is for CIR? PROs. Who is against CIR? ANTIs. What are their perspectives?

Pro Profile: There are many, many PRO groups. Each group has a different motivation and they rarely rally together. The largest group is Hispanic Americans. The ethnicities vary and include: Mexican, Central and South American, Cuban, Puerto Rican and more. The majority of PROs who post on the internet are from this group. Other Minority groups include Asian, Southern European, Middle Eastern, African. I only see their posts when I search the international sites. Other PRO groups who also rarely post include: Churches and Humanitarian groups, Businesses that prosper from sales to the 12M (e.g. Banks, Insurance Companies, Retail, etc.) Businesses experiencing Labor Shortages that hire the 12M (e.g. Farming, IT, Construction, Contractors, Retail, etc), Politicians with reasons to support the 12M (e.g. enhance Globalization, running for office, etc). And, of course, the illegal immigrants themselves. The majority of PROs who do post tend to have the following views: They advocate secure borders, sanctioning employers and comprehensive immigration reform (because the current program is broken). The biggest difference between the ANTIs and the PROs is, the PROs advocate a path to citizenship for the 12M, particularly since most of the 12M have worked and contributed to this country for +5 – 20 years.

ANTI Profile: American. The majority are Anglos. (Anglos = white, Northern European ethnicity). Viewpoint: The majority advocate Deportation (mass or self) of the illegal immigrants in this country. Anything short of Deportation is termed Amnesty by the ANTIs. Many call for a 2000 mile southern border fence. They advocate for restrictive Official English laws even though English is already the National Language. They advocate for changing the 14th ammendment and birthright citizenship, hoping to end, what they term "Anchor Babies." There are a few legal immigrants and minorities within their groups, but not many. There are a few politicians that support them, not many. There are hundreds of ANTI websites across the internet. There are hundreds of ANTI radio shows across the country. ANTIs tend to be very angry. They try their darndest to get African Americans to join forces with them citing their uncorroborated claim the 12M drag down the minimum wage. The ANTIs tend to forget the deep alliances between the two ethnic groups which were forged over the previous four decades when they marched together for civil rights. Some of the Worst Terms the ANTIs use: 3rd World Country, Mexifornia, return to American Values.


Anonymous said...

Get rid of the illegal and anybody in congress that support them. If congress support illegals then they are breaking laws too and they need to go!

ultima said...

The Liberal Playbook

Rule #1. Ignore all facts that are presented that do not support your view or agenda.
Rule #2. If facts are presented that do not support your view or agenda, quickly change the subject.
Rule #3. Shout down any and all people that have an opposing view before you can actually hear what they have to say.
Rule #4. If rule #3 doesn’t work, always resort to name calling and mud slinging.
Rule #5. Cast the opposition's arguments in the most pejorative terms possible.

ultima said...

If the pros are interested in immigration reform, why not start from the point of view of what is in the national interest? Why not endorse a systematic, stepwise approach to immigration reform that requires concrete results in terms of a reduction in the illegal population and in the number of border and workplace apprehensions before the next step can be taken?

Why this insistence on a monstrous comprehensive reform bill that no one can read and understand in its entirety?

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