Since President Obama announced that he would not take any executive action on immigration until after the November’s election, all we hear is laments: “The president has failed us.”
In a recent coverage of a Sunday program Perspectiva Nacional (National Perspective) on the Spanish station Univision, we had to hear over and over again that by doing so, hundreds of votes would be lost for Democrats.
I still don’t understand the point because even if the reform comes into effect tomorrow, they still cannot vote. They will receive a green card, which makes them legal, but not citizenship. They must follow the same rules of law as everyone else that becomes a permanent resident and wait a five-year period for naturalization.
Do they believe that because the Obama administration continues to oppose voter identification laws that prevents non-citizens from voting in our elections that that would give them the right to vote in any of our elections? Many of us know that it happened before when hundreds voted fraudulently in the presidential election of 2008 and 2012. Several states already passed these laws to prevent non-citizens from voting.
We had to hear from a Catholic Priest, Father Jose Eugenio Hoyos, Director of the Spanish Apostolate for the Arlington Diocese, giving opinions about the importance of an immigration reform, when he needs to concentrate on matters of importance to his church and his congregation instead of getting involved in political matters.
We are no longer talking about 12 million people living in the country illegally. We are also concerned about the 60,000-something children that have arrived here in recent months. Children from Central America called “unaccompanied children.” Those children were never unaccompanied; we see children as young as two or three years old, with their mothers behind them, so they were never unaccompanied.
Father Hoyos gave the opinion that he doesn’t know where that Nobel Prize given to president Obama was, because he is not fit for the honor. And I wonder if Father Hoyos is going to share the donations to his church to support hundreds of thousands of children with mommies, which he considers “in need.”
I also wonder how President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, when nobody knew for a fact what he could do for peace in the world.
Why don’t those people leave the immigration reform for a while and concentrate on things of great importance to the world?
The United States is at risk of another terrorist attack as the one on September 11, 2001, or worse, because now there is a very strong possibility of another war on our own soil with the amount of people living in this country with terrorist ideas.
The global banking system is on the verge of collapse as it happened in 2008. This time the United States government or the Federal Reserve would not be able to bail out the banks as they did six years ago.
Saving accounts and senior citizens with limited resources will be completely drained.
Definitely, the unemployment will continue to rise at an unbelievable percentage. It is understandable that this is the least of their worries because if we check the employment records of our hotels and casinos the majority of their employees are undocumented aliens, thanks primarily to the Culinary Union who secure those jobs for them with knowledge that they are not allowed to work here, while American citizens and specifically veterans who fought foreign wars are living on the streets in great need of the help Father Hoyos is claiming for children who are the responsibility of the presidents of their respective nations.
Whatever reform they are demanding is not going to help them much if all those catastrophic events happen in a near future. I also have another thought: if the United States goes into deep distress, would the immigrants stay here or pack up and go back to their countries of origin?