It is a gross over-simplification for President Bush or Immigration Daily to frame
the current foreign invasion merely in terms of a willing worker and
employer or a supply and demand problem.
What about a willing American worker, who before massive government
spending including welfare that forced employers to seek cheap labor,
was perfectly willing to perform any job at a livable wage. What about
the taxpayers who must bear the burden of the many social costs of
excessive numbers of legals and illegals. What about the rights of
existing citizens to determine the nature of their own society including
the limitation of foreigners. These and other concerns are left out of
your view. Should Washington ever limit itself to
expenditures as authorized by our Constitution, the resulting economic
blast to our economy would preclude the present pressure on business to
continually engage in the short sighted policies of sending businesses
abroad or the replacing and/or filling of jobs with foreigners. This is
not what built America.
No reform can work that only addresses the "needs of employers" and ignoring other even more important parameters. Proper reform would include absolutely securing our land, air and sea borders and reducing and tracking of all visitors. Temporary visitors, workers, illegals or students must at some point leave and any application for permanent residency or citizenship must originate from another country besides ours. "Birth" citizens by illegals must be eliminated as well as "chain" migration by families that allows foreigners to usurp our sovereign right to determine the numbers that we can properly assimilate consistent with the security of our nation. It is foolish to put the wants and needs of aliens above that of our own citizens to say nothing of being un-constitutional!
R. L. Ranger