The law exists to be followed, but rookie Councilman Carlos Menchaca (D–Red Hook-Sunset Park) is all for giving those that break it an easy pass.
The new head of the Council’s Immigration Committee wants to introduce legislation for municipal identifications “regardless of immigration status,” making him a champion of people who illegally enter the country.
Undocumented aliens would have a legal inroad into American society, allowing them access to library, pre-paid debit, transportation or parking services — a stepping stone to unearned legal amnesty, if you will — if Menchaca gets his wish.
That’s simply not acceptable, considering the caliber of some of the illegal immigrants trespassing in America these days.
Illegal Mexican immigrant Miguel Mejia-Ramos was charged with stabbing his girlfriend and their two daughters to death last week in Queens, and then trying to bolt across the Mexican border before authorities dragged him back in handcuffs to face the piper for his alleged crimes.
Sunset Park mass murder suspect Mingdong Chen, an illegal Chinese immigrant, was arrested in November for slaughtering his cousin’s wife and four children with a meat cleaver because he was jealous of their good life.
Both men confessed to their crimes without a jot of remorse. Just the type of people we want roving among us, right?
There is no easy solution to immigration reform, but endowing illegals with rights they have not earned is a slap in the face of every person who has made a back-breaking, good-faith effort to abide by the law to come here.
The benefits of illegal immigrants — if any — are more than absorbed by the expense of harboring them. Increasing numbers of undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Central America are giving birth, burdening hospitals, and costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. An estimated 70 percent to 80 percent of the 10,587 births at two Texas hospitals in 2005 were born to people who came here illegally.
Our national security is at risk, too. More than half of the 48 Islamic radicals convicted or linked to U.S. terror plots in the last 10 years were illegals or people who solicited illegals for fake government IDs.
Lax immigration laws have emboldened illegals to show their true colors. Illegal immigrants attending an immigration law hearing in North Carolina last year giggled and guffawed when the president of a legal immigration advocacy group spoke about the many North Carolinians whom illegal aliens had killed. Are these the type of people we want among us?
Real immigration reform requires tough mandates, including a reversal the of law that grants automatic citizenship to babies born here to illegals, and sanctioning rogue nations for making life so unbearable for their nationals that they feel compelled to flee here and become part of the problem and not the solution.
America was built on the back of immigrants who came here to make positive investments in their adopted nation — not on the whims of freeloaders and their advocates who want to bastardize the American Dream.
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