Friday, November 21, 2014
OMG the Mexicans Are Going to Take My Job!
Well Obama has finally announced his executive actions on immigration and if you listen to
Fox News and the GOP the world is coming to an end. or at least there will be a flood of Mexicans coming to steal our jobs. For the past 6 years the Republicans have done nothing about immigration reform, except to demonize people of color, either citizens of the US or not. The Republican House of Representatives even had an immigration reform bill before them, but the whiner of a Speaker, Boehner refused to call a vote on the measure. Instead of doing nothing but complaining about brown skinned illegals stealing American jobs, as the Republicans and right wing have done, Obama finally took some action and led the way. By issuing the actions he has thrown a challenge to the GOP to actually do something. But instead of doing something about immigration reform, the GOP and their mouthpiece Fox News is stirring up their ignorant, right wind bigoted, racist base.
Now the right wingers are demanding that money be given to veterans instead of illegals. Pure idiocy. The money is not being taken away from the VA or other veterans groups. No the GOP already did that! Go online and see everything the Republicans defeated that was intended to help veterans.
Fox News has terrified the American worker by saying that these illegals are stealing American jobs. I don't know of many Americans, working as farm laborers for below poverty level wages, have had their jobs stolen by illegals! Quite the contrary. Owners of large cooperative farms, who wish to abide by the immigration laws and hire only documented laborers cannot find Americans to fill their jobs. I am sure that these loud mouthed right wingers would not last one day picking fruit or vegetables for a few dollars an hour and no benefits! At least now those illegals working here have to pay taxes, which will help improve our economy.
This type of reaction to immigrants is not new. Before Hispanic immigration the white folks accused the Italians of coming here to steal American jobs and before that those nasty Catholic Irish were coming here to steal jobs. Now in this country there are many legal immigrants studying at our universities and colleges from India and China and other countries of the world.These are the best and brightest in their fields of medicine, science and computers. Once they graduate though, our illogical and racist immigration laws refuse these people the right to stay in this country and work, sending them back to their home countries to further develop technology there, instead of the US. Slowly, but surely the US is losing her edge in the sciences and math only because of outdated and racist immigration policies.
The United States is a nation of immigrants and our education system, our industrial complex and our laws have been built by immigrants and children of immigrants. Every American citizen living today, with the exception of the true citizens, the Native Americans, are the descendants of immigrants. The Republican party, or more correctly Right Wing Republicans and the Christians right want only one kind of American, white and Christian. That would be the demise of this country!