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Policy needs changes

Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2006

I have a problem with our immigration policy. Mainly because I feel there is none. We have learned recently that the Immigration and Naturalization Service is one of the most corrupt agencies in our government. Like many other government work places, it is even staffed with some green carded guest workers who are influencing decision making.

I don’t have a cosmopolitan view of my country as many Americans who have allegiances to other countries. I believe the percentage of immigrants we accept from each country should adhere to the same percentage mix that already exists. Gradual change in the percentile would be acceptable but never greater the mix found in the world’s population.

We must be very careful of who and how many people we add to our mixing pot. We have a successful recipe, and we must endeavor to maintain it. In other words, we should represent a microcosm of the world.

The United States has always had its racial and ethnicity problems, but it is a showcase of harmony compared to other places in the world. At least we have our Constitution that affirms that every legal citizen has equal protection by law, whereas the common man in most places in the world can only covet this concept.

Our welcoming lady says, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free ...,” but we must preserve the very reason they want to come; we must protect the legal citizens that have already made that arduous journey.

Our natural resources are being rapidly depleted because it is being squandered by the relentless capitalistic greed of large corporations. We are known as the “breadbasket of the world,” but prudence should dictate to what extant.

We must constantly endeavor to share the commonwealth of our country equally among our citizens and avoid the perception of unlimited wealth to be taken wantonly by jungle law. The total number of immigrants admitted annually should be determined closely by the number needed on a permanent basis.

I believe our government should guarantee every legal citizen an affordable education and work at a living wage. This is how a government of the people, by the people and for the people must work. We should not throw our borders wide open and invite an invasion of the less fortunate. Doing this dilutes the unique benefits and wonderful opportunities our country has to offer and only benefits wealthy internationalist corporations who are seeking slave labor.

We have a unique country, and we must be vigilant and willing to fight to keep it that way. The world will be better for it if we do because we are a living example of what all lesser developed countries can be.

Let’s keep America for the people; vote for the Democratic Party!

Evan Cundiff

Homer



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