Look, history is complete with examples of new immigrants arriving with their presence becoming a perceived threat to those that preceded them. Political parties have earned a reputation for exploiting the circumstance to add “voters” to their following. Citizens will be corralled into camps: Pro-immigrant and Anti-immigrant which is a shame.
The national issue is about “population policy and sustainable economics”. However, that’s too hard to digest, so we will come back to that.
Problem definition: Congress and presidential administrations have permitted an immigration problem to develop over at least 20 years by failing to defend the borders, failing to prosecute both illegals and employers hiring them, and permitting illegal persons to live in America, raising families and not returning to their native countries of origin.
Congress failed to provide proper oversight. Congress failed to provide the resources necessary to enforce the law. Therefore, the problem resulting from illegal immigrants expanding their families in America exploded into 12 million illegal immigrants.
The reason why people came to America and stayed here was to do work, primarily manual labor that the resident labor force would not do so cheaply. Thus, a grey market was created.
“A grey market (sometimes called a parallel market, but this can also mean other things; not to be confused with a black market or a grey economy) is the trade of a commodity through distribution channels which, while legal, are unofficial, unauthorized, or unintended by the original manufacturer.”
The illegal immigrant population became a part of a grey society, living on the edge of democracy in America without full benefits.
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) has warned Republicans against campaigning and fear mongering against immigrants. He is correct, of course, but bigotry in America parallels stupidity and we have plenty of both.
“Gutiérrez warns of GOP ‘fear campaign’ against illegal immigrants
By Lydia Wheeler – 11/24/14 03:28 PM EST
Democratic lawmakers are warning that the GOP intends to mount a “fear campaign” directed at immigrants in the country illegally who are in line to benefit from President Obama’s executive action protecting millions of them from deportation.
“There’s going to be fear-mongering from the Republican Party,” Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) told reporters Monday, as champions for immigration reform sought to shift their focus from pressuring the White House for action to convincing eligible immigrants to sign up.
“The fear campaign is just starting,” Gutiérrez said during a press call hosted by America’s Voice, pointing to proposals from some GOP lawmakers who want to block the president’s plan via legislation.
“They are trying to keep our immigrants from signing up just like they were trying to keep people from signing up for ObamaCare.””