Written by Frank Li
Here is the latest news on immigration: Obama signs executive orders delaying deportations for millions of illegal immigrants. Is it a big deal? Yes!
Immigration has always been a big deal in America (e.g. Not Legal Not Leaving). More than one year ago, with regard to the then pending Immigration Bill in Congress, I warned it as a final draw for America (The Coming Demise of America).
President Obama might just have taken that final draw! However, in this post, I will not talk specifically about President Obama’s executive orders and their implications, as there have been a lot of discussions about them already. Instead, let me express my view of U.S. immigration, holistically.
1. Putin’s rumored speech
Rumor has it that Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the Duma, the Russian Parliament, in 2013, and gave a speech about the tensions with minorities in Russia. Here it is:
"In Russia live Russians. Any minority, from anywhere, if it wants to live in Russia, to work and eat in Russia, should speak Russian, and should respect the Russian laws. If they prefer Sharia Law, then we advise them to go to those places where that's the state law. Russia does not need minorities. Minorities need Russia, and we will not grant them special privileges, or try to change our laws to fit their desires, no matter how loud they yell 'discrimination'. We better learn from the suicides of America, England, Holland and France, if we are to survive as a nation. The Russian customs and traditions are not compatible with the lack of culture or the primitive ways of most minorities. When this honorable legislative body thinks of creating new laws, it should have in mind the national interest first, observing that the minorities are not Russians.”
No, the above event never happened! Apparently it is a variation of a speech by Australian finance minister Peter Costello in 2006. It has been shopped on the Internet ever since and attributed to any world leader conveniently.
Here is my point though: do you agree with “Putin’s speech”?
2. Worldviews of immigration
I have lived in several countries in three continents, including China (23 years), Japan (three years), Belgium (three years), and the U.S. (26 years). I must say that “Putin’s speech” is widely accepted and practiced in all the countries in which I have lived, except for the U.S.
Why is the U.S. so different? Here is a key reason: The U.S. is a country of immigrants and the U.S. is much younger than China, Japan, and Belgium!
A key question, then, is when will the U.S. be old enough to “conform” to the “international standards”?
My answer is “now”!
3. We are all immigrants
It is a widely accepted theory that the human species originated in Africa many million years ago, and then propagated to virtually all corners of the earth. Three points:
They changed from roaming to farming, settling down in a place called “home”.
They formed a community for their homes, which was expanded into a “country”.
After some Europeans were fed up with their own countries, they sailed across the Atlantic Ocean, landed on a piece of “new” land, occupied it, and named it their own country, which is now known as the “United States of America”.
4. We need our own country
The world is too big and too uneven. So we need to live in a good country, with a good government that works for the best of its citizens.
When a country is young, it welcomes many immigrants. After a country becomes old, it imposes more restrictions on immigration. This is commonsense and common practice throughout human history, except for the U.S. today!
5. Is the U.S. old enough?
Yes, the U.S. is old enough to have more restrictions on immigration! What and how? Simply put: legal immigration - Yes! Illegal immigration - No!
6. Why is the U.S. so loose on immigration?
Because there is no governing, but only election, in the U.S.! American politicians work for one purpose only: getting re-elected ad nauseam, even if it means destroying America by emptying her public treasury!
In other words, they serve themselves first, their party a remote second, their constituents a distant third, and their country dead last!
Immigration is no different from other matters of any political concern: if it helps me win my election/re-election, yes! Otherwise, no! Rule of law? Forget it! Conscious - What conscious?
Bottom line: for American politicians, everything is a self-serving game of politics, including immigration!
Game on and hell to the country! Democrats need a massive number of immigrants to perpetually dominate American politics. The RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) like John McCain need them for their own personal gain (i.e. getting re-elected again)! The GOP can allow it to happen at its own peril!
Once again, legal immigration - Yes! Illegal immigration - No!
Still wondering why America is so deeply in trouble? Wonder not! It’s The Political System, Stupid! Immigration is just yet another aspect to show that democracy, as we practice it today, does not work!
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