Tuesday, May 24, 2011

DREAM Act rewards illegal immigrants for law-breaking

It’s always heartwarming to have a self-proclaimed friend from 30 years ago write you a public letter that stoops to name-calling and misrepresentations. Maybe that says more about the “friend” than my views on illegal immigration (see Lionel Sosa’s blog recently posted in The Hill).

Mr. Sosa asserts that “amnesty is as American as apple pie.” He claims that if we grant amnesty to illegal immigrants, we will have no illegal workers. Of course, we could also let everyone in jail out and then have no criminals, too.

America is a nation that values and promotes freedom and the inherent rights of all people. However, America also is a nation that has established laws and rules to promote the common good of our society.

In other words, we are a nation that distinguishes right from wrong. Part of the role of government is to promote policies that reward those who follow the law, rather than reward lawbreakers...[Full Article]