Immigration Issues Are Out Of Control
While I certainly do not condone the breaking of laws to enter our country, I can understand why many would choose that risk to improve their lives. That being said, we should not give citizenship benefits to illegal immigrants. The federal government has categorically dropped the ball on this issue, and states are scrambling to deal with the failed policy.
$50,000 Taxpayer Discounts
Over the last several years in the Maryland Senate, I have seen issue after issue related to the failed immigration policy. For example, the Dream Act provides up to $50,000 in taxpayer discounts for higher education to families that have entered our country illegally. This is done while another person from the same foreign country, who arrives through the proper legal paths, is required to pay the full tuition amount. The politicians incentivize people to break our immigration laws and penalize those who obey it. Where is the sense in that approach?
For some, compassion clouds their judgment. I am all for compassion, but we cannot build policies on compassion when they mock our laws, benefit lawbreakers and penalize those who obey. Do not even get me going about how government is funding their “compassion” on the backs of hardworking citizens who are struggling to send their own children to college and cannot afford it.
There is an old saying that liberals are generous until they run out of other people’s money. Well, I think we are getting to the point where people are tired of their money being drained out of their pockets.
As I have engaged in this debate, I have seen how the liberal media wants me to be politically correct by saying “undocumented immigrants” instead of “illegal immigrants.” In a recent interview, a news agency purposely struck my quote and replaced it with “undocumented immigrants.”
The term “illegal immigrants” simply and clearly means those immigrants who have come into our country illegally.
Wikipedia defines illegal immigration as a “migration of people across national borders in a way that violates the immigration laws of the destination country.” The site goes on to say, “There have been campaigns to discourage the use of the term ‘illegal immigrant’ in many countries since 2007, generally based on the argument that the act of immigration may be illegal in some cases, but the people themselves are not illegal.”
Therefore, with that logic, we will soon have no more criminals in society. They will be referred to as “misguided individuals.”
With every passing day, we see more and more attempts to have a country and state without borders. Just recently, I found out conclusively that numerous Maryland municipalities have passed local ordinances that allow illegal immigrants the right to vote in their elections. We know it won’t be long before these type of laws trickle up to the state level. With many local elections decided by 100 or fewer votes, they are basically allowing individuals who are illegally in our county to determine who serves in our government. I found that unbelievable.
Therefore, I put in Senate Bill 883, which prohibits any municipality from allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote in our elections. I imagine I will get a lot of pushback from the far-left liberals and I can handle it, but where does it end? Not only have they broken our laws to come into our country, now they are going to control who governs our land.
Enough is enough. Someone has to make a stand for law and order, and bring some sanity back into politics. I am glad to lead the charge.
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