The Solution for Immigration in America
By Uriah J. Fields
President Donald J. Trump is right in criticizing the United States' immigration policies. He is right in suggesting that the United States have a 'close up' to stop immigrants from entering the United States.
President Trump is wrong in calling for building a wall between the United States and Mexico. He maybe right in sending soldiers to enforce policing of the border between the United States and Mexico. Having served in the military during the Korean War, I agree with the President's decision to send National Guard soldiers to supplement the border patrol. Furthermore, along the border is a good training ground for soldiers' continuing training.
Congress, without delay, should send immigration legislation to the President that is commensurate with his recommendations.
Some of the reasons immigrants want to come to America are: (1) to live in America, (2) to be prosperous, (3 to live under the best political system in the world, (4) to get better education and (5) live in a cleaner environment.
Some of the reasons immigrants want to leave their countries are because they are experiencing dysfunctioning governments, intra-country fighting, unemployment, corruption, food shortage, poor education systems, and pollution infested environment. However, these immigrants should remain in their own countries and make them desirable for human habitation and prosperity. Had the Cubans who came to the United States after the Bay of Pigs Invasion remained in Cuba that country would be more prosperous than it is today.
The solution to the immigration problem can be stated in this manner: Instead of allowing, apart from legal immigrants to come to America, send, allow, dispatch, Americans with the "know-how", ingenuity and demonstrated creative ability - hopefully with an invitation and/or approval of governments in these countries - to apply their "know-how" and "can-do" skills the same way they have done and are doing in America, to produce goods and services and create opportunities for immigrants who want to come to America, in their own countries.
The portion of the Earth where immigrants who want to come to America, live is God's Earth, no less than the portion of Earth called America. God didn't make any waste land. But people can make waste land. After creating the Earth, God said "And it was good." It is still good.
Europeans came and enslaved African were brought to what is now called America. So-called Indians or so-called Native Americans had inhabited this land, now called America, for thousand of years before Columbus discovered America...if you want to believe that falsehood. Of course, nobody asked these indigenous people their name...and have not since making the claim that Columbus discovered America. Dare anyone tell Sitting Bull (and he is listening) or his descendants Columbus discovered America. Many Americans have the audacity to observe Columbus Day. I do not recognize Columbus Day to be a legitimate holiday.
Significantly, Europeans and African slaves and their descendants made America productive, a beacon light and the envy of not only immigrants, including would-be-immigrants, but all nations of the world. It is true, however, that everyone in America legally is and immigrant or descendants of immigrants, except those so-called Native Americans. But everyone who came to America did not come illegally. What Europeans, African slaves and their descendants have done to make America productive, they can do the same and with technology do it faster today than before, with-in-on the land which comprised any continent in the world.
Succinctly, the solution to the immigration problem in America is: close the borders to illegal immigration and allow "know-how" and "can-do" Americans to do in these want-to-come-to America immigrant countries what they have done and continue to do in America. There is nothing special or exceptional about the land in America but there is something special and exceptional about the way Americans apply their values which yield productivity, prosperity, sharing, justice and the peace dividend. There is more in the man than in the land.
Finally, I salute President Donald J.Trump for making immigration priority business on America's agenda. I urge Congress to pass, without delay, (not wait to after the next presidential election) immigration legislation that the President can sign into law.
Copyright 2018 by Uriah J. Fields