How to win the argument de jour with logic and facts
What to do with 20 million illegal aliens
What the liberal whiners say:
1. '20 million can't continue living in the shadows'
2. 'We MUST provide a path to citizenship for these people, who other than being undocumented, are just good, decent, hard-working folks'
3. 'We can't deport 20 million people, it's just not practical...even if we could, it's inhumane to separate families who have anchor children here'
4. 'Our economy won't be able to handle all these undocumented workers leaving their jobs to go back home'
Your winning, logical, reasoned arguments
1. First of all, they're NOT "living in the shadows"...for the most part, we know where they live, work and go to school. It's not like they're invisible, we see them every day. Many congregate regularly at day-labor sites, right out in the open.
2. There's nothing we must do, except what's right for this country. And rewarding 20 million people who've broken our laws with citizenship is the worst thing we could do. we did it for the 2 million illegal aliens here in 1986, and the problem got worse by TEN TIMES. It's often forgotten that they're not just breaking our immigration laws. There is also nearly always at least identity fraud and/or identity theft and tax evasion too. If you're a citizen, will the government just look the other way for those crimes and say...'oh well, he's otherwise a good, decent, hard-worker'? Don't think so.
3. We cured polio, sent man to the moon, defeated Nazism and Communism, but we can't put people on a bus and send them home? Of course we could, if we had the will. But we don't need to anyway. It's been proven over and over. Enforce our laws and REMOVE INCENTIVES. It isn't nuclear physics. If there is no reason to be here, and we show that we're serious about respect for, and upholding our law, they will SELF-deport. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, shortly after the state passed tough new anti-illegal alien legislation, 15-25,000 illegals deported themselves. Tougher laws had the same affect in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Georgia, Florida and elsewhere. As for separating families with anchor children, it's the responsibility of those who've broken our laws to decide whether to take their kids back to their home countries with them, or find homes for them here. No one worries about U.S. criminals being separated from their families. Not to mention border agents, Ramos and Compean, who've been separated from THEIR families for 19 months and both have had their lives ripped apart.
4. Illegal Aliens represent about 4-5% of the workforce. Our unemployment figure is just over 5%. Hmm...full employment possibilities? Also, the exodus wouldn't happen all at once, but gradually. Not only will the illegals be replaced by those currently unemployed, but it would give our young people (our kids) who can't find employment now new opportunities. We also need to cut off welfare to able-bodied Americans, who would then be more likely to go out and earn a living.