We do not need an increase in immigration. We need to enforce our laws and secure our borders.
We allow far more immigration than any other Country ever has or probably ever will. But while legal immigration is one thing, illegal immigration is another thing altogether.
Because half the people in the world want to come here, we have to have some type of system, and it has to be enforced, or our schools, hospitals, jails, roads, and everything would just be overrun.
We need to enforce our laws and secure our borders, and we have given mega billions to immigration and border officials to help them do their jobs.
Actually, local law enforcement could probably do a better job for half the money.
The President has issued a very controversial Executive Order on immigration granting amnesty to millions of people who came here illegally. He said he had to act because the Congress had failed to pass new immigration laws.
In my opinion, he ignored or glossed over the fact that we already have very detailed immigration laws on the books.
The Washington Times said in an editorial published June 15, 2008: "A point often lost in the debate over border security and illegal immigration is that many of the laws necessary to fix the problem are already on the books, but federal authorities have decided for political reasons not to enforce them."
It is very dangerous to allow any President to order his administration not to enforce laws passed by Congress as our present immigration laws were.
This latest executive order will encourage many millions more to come here, illegally if necessary. In fact, President Obama himself in 2010 said amnesty would lead to a surge in illegal immigration (Washington Times, front page, Dec. 3 2010).