Thursday, May 04, 2006

Illegal Immigrants Have No Rights, comprende?

The other day, while watching the fair and balanced Fox News channel, an immigrant (presumably illegal) was giving an interview with a Fox News reporter in Los Angeles. The man vehemently insisted that illegal immigrants should have all the same rights as American citizens because of a two reasons. First, as he rattled off his apparent minimal knowledge of American history, he argued that when the Pilgrims came to America, the Native Americans never asked for legal documentation. Second, he said that illegal immigrants should have all the rights of American citizens because after all, they just come here to work. The media and left-wing politicians today do not seem to understand that ‘illegal’ should be in front of ‘immigrant rights’ as they attempt to equalize law-abiders and criminals.

Now, sane-minded American citizens quickly realize the idiocy behind these two justifications. The first fails to recognize that there was in fact no institutionalized government or system of laws within North America when the Puritans came to this land. The Puritans furthermore did not reap health care and education benefits from the ‘tax-paying’ Native Americans. The second fails to acknowledge the sovereign right of a nation-state to deny citizenship to an illegal alien. It also usurps the Constitution, gives way to enhanced terrorist activity, and not to mention costs billions of taxpayers dollars. That’s right folks, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, illegal immigrants cost our government 10.4 billion dollars every year. Hardworking American citizens’ are funding illegals education and health care because they are criminals who choose not to come here legally and know that they will not have to pay taxes by doing so.

So again, what is all this talk about illegal immigrant rights? Is the term not contradictory in and of itself? If I commit an illegal act in society, many of my rights will be stripped of me because I have broken the ‘social contract’ with the state. But wait a second; these illegal immigrants are not even part of our state to begin with. They are entitled to nothing in this country. Besides the fundamental human rights all individuals should be entitled to, which is essentially ‘life’, illegal immigrants are entitled to absolutely nothing according to the supreme law of the land, or the Constitution. Last I checked, the 14th Amendment dictates what is granted and guaranteed to the citizens of this great country, not to people who knowingly break a federal law by coming to America illegally.

The protests calling for ‘immigrants rights’ and ‘amnesty’ are not only absurd, but they are also a great way for the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to arrest many of the illegal aliens in this country. When the government knows large numbers of illegal immigrants will be allocated into one rally in a major city, it is the federal government’s job to go out to the rally and ask these protestors for their legal documents. Besides, the illegal immigrants have absolutely no right to be protesting any American piece of legislation to begin with as they are clearly not American citizens.

So what is the conclusion again of illegal immigrant’s rights in America? Aside from human dignity and respect of human rights, they should have nothing. Not a job, not education, not health care, and certainly not false documents. Businesses that hire illegal aliens should have sanctions and a heavy fine placed upon them. The illegal immigrants should be grateful that the US government is considering passing a guest worker program to allow these people to get on a path towards citizenship and work legally in America. But make no mistake about it, we are talking about people who broke US federal law; they deserve nothing from America.