Nena Arias | March 8, 2021
“The Lord watches over the strangers; he upholds the orphan and the widow,
but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.”
You have heard the phrase “America was built by immigrants” ad nauseam. People who want to make a point for illegal immigration conveniently forget that they are equating legal with illegal immigration. These two things are worlds apart. America has never approved of or encouraged lawbreakers to come here. The legal immigration laws are very clear. All legal immigrants have had to abide by very specific requirements that should still continue to be enforced at all times if we hope to still have a country.
There is definitely a movement preying on the desire of people who want a better life encouraging them to come illegally to the U.S. Don’t get me wrong, who doesn’t want an opportunity at a better life? We all do but should we do it by breaking the laws of another nation? Why do illegal immigrants not take into consideration that someone paid with their blood sweat and tears to make this nation what it is, and they could do the same for their country.
Is it right when people are working to find a way to circumvent laws that legal citizens have to abide by? When illegals are coming to this country because obviously they like what they see, why do they selfishly want to come and help to destroy it by being lawbreakers? No one should get away with violating the rights and property of others. Christians and Christian churches should not be havens for lawbreakers no matter how much they want to help. They should do it legally. Even in Bible times, strangers and sojourners were temporary “house guests” who were there for a season and needed food and shelter, but they had to abide by the laws and respect the rights and property of others. We are to help the needy but do it the right way and not be taken advantage of by harboring covetous lawbreaking individuals.
The effects of illegal immigration on U.S. economy is definitely unsustainable and here are some facts reported in 2009, almost 11 years ago, which means these numbers have increased and are increasing even as we speak because the encouragement for illegals to come by this present administration is huge. Some illegals are already approaching the border with professionally printed T-shirts that say, “Biden, please let us in”. Obviously, someone with money is willing to fund this movement.
These statistics were reported in the Los Angeles Times in the Los Angeles area alone. 40% of all workers in L.A. County (10.2 million people) are working for cash; and not paying taxes. This is because they are predominantly illegal immigrants, working without a green card.
95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens. 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.
Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers.
Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals; they are here illegally.
Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.
The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.
Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.
21 radio stations in L.A. are Spanish speaking.
In L.A. County, 5.1 million people speak English; 3.9 million, speak Spanish. (There are 10.2 million people, in L.A. County.)
You may be thinking, well that is Los Angeles, and it is logical these numbers are high because of the close proximity with Mexico. Nevertheless, they are already on U.S. soil and as long as there is no control at the border this will increasingly replicate all across the nation. Reuters reported that in the month of February alone, 100,000 illegals were detained at the Mexico border. This represents the highest monthly total since 2006. It is only in the first full month of the Biden administration. What will it look like in the next four years if immigration reform doesn’t happen?
This out-of-control illegal immigration is definitely unsustainable. We are a loving and compassionate country, but definite decisions need to be made not only by those in government but by every citizen who must work with their legislators to urge for a true solution.