Do you know why you're unsure of where I stand?
Because I'm not hardcore immigration. I don't think coming to the USA should be a free-for-all. I think their should be rules and stipulations (as I outlined in my previous post). I think their should be requirements and programs that allow people to do it legally and perhaps be rewarded for doing it the right way and finding some kind of deterrent for doing it illegally (the wrong way).
I'm also not hardcore anti-immigration (as you can tell). I don't think that illegals should be 'sent back'. I think that once aforementioned rules, stipulations, and programs are set in motion that they should be obligated to comply and of course all 'new' immigrants would be obligated as well.
There is no hard and fast answer. These people ARE PEOPLE. We can't treat them like animals. Herding them here and there and banishing them and killing them. (Because many many many are killed in one form or another as they attempt to come here) But because they ARE PEOPLE they also know right from wrong and when they make choices that are wrong there have to be consequences and (perhaps like children) rewards for doing the right thing.
Our country is no longer respected as it once was and we need to regain that respect. Going the direction we're going, that isn't going to happen.
So if you wanna call me Switzerland so be it. I stand that immigrants (illegal or not) are human and should be treated civilly. I also stand that there need to be consequences for not following our laws. And lastly, I stand that what really needs to change is OUR government and what they allow to happen in this country.
When small children do naughty things, you can't always blame them. Sometimes (a lot of the time) it's the parents' fault.
In this case, immigrants are the small children and the USA is the parent. This parent needs to get some huevos. (and not the kind you eat)