penguinoftheway (penguinoftheway) wrote,

iLleGAl imMIgrAtIOn

Recently, Brian posted his views on illegal immigration, and a million people said what they think should be done about the problem.

What I noticed, though, was that although Brian had initially identified the problem as being the continual influx of additional people, peoples' suggestions on how to fix the problem all dealt with how to deal with those who are already here. No one said anything about remedying the situations that cause the mass immigration. It just seemed to me like trying to fix the problem of frequent migranes with a daily dose of advil instead of a reduction of stress.

Giving Welfare to illegal immigrants, for example, will not make anything better; Although, in the short run, it will improve conditions for the people who live here, it will also encourage them to have more children whom they already don't have time to raise properly for success, and make immigration to America even more appealing. This will not fill the rut that our low-income neighbors are currently stuck in; rather, it will simply expand the rut by adding more people to it and making taxpayers less willing to continue supporting services for the extended group.

The only solution of which I can think requires that we fundamentally transform the nations from which the immigrants come. If they lived in better conditions, they definately wouldn't make the extreme effort to come to America. The only way to fix things at the source, then, is to become Neo-Conservatives and join the crusade to spread Freedom and Democracy throughout the entire world.
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Hahaha, you're only gonna get readers of this angry at you.
I agree with you on the point that we should help immigrants better their home countries so everyone is better off. Better economies = better and safer societies, right? In the meantime, though, I think welfare should be continued. I agree with your implication that welfare is abused, and that's why I think there should be more stringent regulations for it. Such as shorter time limits and more opportunities given to welfare recipients, which may include more scholarship opportunities and mandatory job training programs. Welfare, though, is a significant aid to those who can't get out of the cycle of economic trouble, and isn't even the costliest item on our national budget. I think what we should worry more about is this regressive tax structure that the Terminator put in place, which is pretty much putting a dent into everything that has to do with welfare.