First off, I would like to say there is no such thing as an “illegal immigrant,” the proper term is “illegal alien” – calling them an illegal immigrant is just someone trying to be politically correct (PC). By being PC, all people are doing is lying, deceiving, or giving slanted opinion designed to hide the truth and morality. A better name would be “truthfully deceptive.“
The illegal alien problem in the US will be a problem until our borders are secure. But to listen to United States Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, she says that security on the southern U.S. border “is better now than it ever has been.” However, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio doesn’t buy into what Napolitano is claiming, “I don’t go along with the theory that the border is more secure than ever before,” said Arpaio, whose Maricopa County includes the Phoenix area, refuting claims by federal officials that crime along the Mexican border has dropped.
Arpaio’s assertion is backed by the non-profit Center for Immigration Studies’ Mark Krikorian who said that Napolitano’s statements are a “political spin,” and her defense of administration policies along the border is becoming “something of a laughing stock.”
So, isn’t it illegal to be here in the US illegally? If it is against the law then why are illegal aliens once found, not arrested and deported?
I read an article in the Washington Post on February 11th, 2011, that was titled “Va. Murder Suspect Was Ordered Deported.” The article was about Jose Oswaldo Reyes Alfaro, who was suspected of killing three people and wounding three others in Manassas. He is a native of El Salvador who was in the country illegally and ordered deported in 2002, police had said.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement said that Reyes entered the country illegally in February 2001. At some point after that, he was encountered by either immigration authorities or local law enforcement, determined to be in the country illegally, and ordered to appear before an immigration judge.
As is typical when an illegal alien is encountered but not under arrest for a crime, they are not held in jail and are given a hearing with the opportunity to prove that they have legal status – for either a work permit, a student visa, a permanent resident “green card,” or other immigration exemption.
One reason why we have such a large scale of illegal aliens here in the US is because we’ve made it so easy. We say, “Don’t come to the U.S. but as long as you’re here, we’ll give you everything you need even if you never become a legal citizen of the US.”
With this kind of treatment, why would an illegal want to become legal?