Would you come out of hiding for the sake of coming out of hiding? If you are not currently paying taxes, would you reveal yourself so you can pay taxes?
Forget the rhetoric, grandstanding and one-upmanship. Forget partisanship. Let’s look at reality.
President Obama’s executive order to grant temporary amnesty to about five million illegal immigrants is hogwash. It’s like having a bake sale to stop world hunger: it’s a quaint idea but one that hardly dents the situation.
His grand plan is to grant three years of protection from deportation to those parents of United States citizens or legal permanent residents who have been in the country for five years, and young people who were brought into the country illegally as of 2010.
He told the nation if these two groups of illegal immigrants come forward, pay fines and taxes they can apply for citizenship. He promised the groups will not go before those who are legally trying to enter the country.
President Obama said he is taking the action because Congress failed to send him a bill “he would sign.” Bull. Congress did not fail – it simply did not act like it does on countless other bills that die a slow legislative death. The Republicans are vowing to fight against the measure. Bull. If Republicans had a plan they would have put one forth long ago.
Will anything happen. No. Do you really think an illegal immigrant “living in the shadows” will enter the sunlight based on promises from a man who has proven to be untrustworthy? Will they trust a Republican Party they view as hating them?
In addition, our political leaders have not deported many illegal immigrants so it’s not like these criminals are living in fear of that knock on the door. Those who are caught committing a crime sometime get deported but not always thanks to some bleeding heart lawyer pleading with juries about keeping families together.
President Obama made it sound like these five million illegal immigrants are not on welfare, food stamps or collecting from some government entity. If they are currently collecting taxpayer money why would they give that up to have their taxes support other illegal immigrants who don’t come forward?
So I ask again, why would an illegal immigrant currently living in anonymity and providing for their families risk exposure? As usual, the theater of the absurd distracts everyone from getting our country back on track.