Illegal immigration has become a significant issue over the last few years. What with around 11 to 15 million illegal immigrants in the United States (the majority of which come from Central America), the topic is being talked about in many differing circles, with a like number of resolution ideas.
Beyond the basic lawlessness of people streaming across a countriesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ borders almost unchecked, the security of the United States remains at risk. Add to that the massive drain on social resources, the criminal elements taking advantage of our systems, and the almost militant arm of La Raza attempting to gain a foothold in this country, everything seems to lead to a dark road with an uncertain end.
But how does one fix the issue? Do we establish minimum border security and focus our attention toward the large contingent of illegal aliens in the country? Do we establish a guest worker program, create a nation identification card, round up everyone not a U.S. citizen and ship home, or open our borders completely?
Well, let me put it this way, before we make internal policy, we need to secure the border. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t mean a chain link fence or high-tech interdiction techniques. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m talking Berlin Wall kind of wall. An imposing structure, with limited gates of entry, monitored by a committed and motivated border agency who knows the administration, and more importantly, the nation is behind them.
Think of it like this: You come home and find a leak in the roof. The hardwoods in the living room are ruined and need to be replaced. So, what do you do first? Do you take stock of the damage inside the home and try to fix the hardwoods, all the while the rain continues to drip inside the home? Or do you actually fix the freakinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ roof first, then deal with the hardwoods!?
Secure the border. Integrate the illegal aliens who havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t committed a felony. Deport the rest. Move forward.