“Doing Nothing is Unacceptable.” – Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) regarding Immigration Reform Bill
Well… apparently not.
Demonstrably, “living in the shadows” here in the United States is better than the alternatives for those who choose to do it.
“Doing nothing” is exactly the right thing to do until the borders are secure. In other words… Border Security must be sole and separate from any other legislation, and must be accomplished to everyone’s satisfaction prior to initiating possible alternatives for individuals who have chosen to “live in the shadows”.
So, Doing Nothing is quite acceptable, Senator.
Particularly when the alternative requires us to yet again trust the government to perform on the promises they make. And particularly if “Doing Something” must contain any form of legitimization for those who broke the law in coming here… even when it was the best choice they felt they had.
Where else in the World would this be tolerated?
Mexico? Switzerland? Norway? If you think so, you should check out their immigration policies and get back to us.
First the Tall Fence… not the promise of one.
Then, and only then, the Wide Gate.
Words are cheap, and our politicians continuously remind us of that while hoping we forget.
Right now the folks living in the shadows seem to think it’s pretty OK… or they would vote with their feet and return to their respective countries.