Next Wednesday 800,000 illegals will be eligible to laugh in your face. Your president, members of Congress, and immigrant pressure groups will be laughing with them. If you are jobless, they will be laughing all the harder and you are about to face more competition in your search for work as deferred action takes its toll.
How ironic it is that our government dishonors legal immigrants who go through our immigration process, no matter how long and arduous, by using them in disinformation to justify giving illegals an easy way out. Disinformation about illegal immigration is an affront to lifelong citizens as well, because it casts us as ignorant xenophobes unable to grasp the benefits immigrants bring to this country.
Author’s note April 23, 2017: Five years after this was published Chicago is still proud to be one of our nation’s sanctuary cities, but big changes in Justice Department policy will soon pit illegals against federal funding. Compliance letters sent April 21, 2017 (see update below) set the stage for a summer showdown.
We keep hearing that Chicago’s public school system is out of money.
A business opened a few miles from my home, in an area with a large Hispanic population. The first word of the name of the business is “Mexico” displayed on a sign in big, bold capital letters. One would imagine that this limits the pool of prospective customers, but perhaps not. Instead, we should expect to see a lot more signs like this as immigration policy works to divide up our society with Obama-style cultural pluralism, which is preventing assimilation and leading us to the worst of outcomes, cultural appropriation from a minority population we created.