Tuesday, July 03, 2007
That didn't take too long . . .
Dallas' new mayor, Tom Leppert, has bowed to the pressure from illegal immigration activists and agreed to fund a new City of Dallas Office of Immigration:
[Illegal Immigration activists] wanted an office of immigrant affairs, dedicated to assimilating immigrants, legal and illegal, into the city of Dallas.Unless the office is intended to assimilate illegal immigrants into their temporary home at a government run layover on the way to being deported, this office is pointless. Legal immigrants do not have a particularly hard time assimilating into their communities -- they WANT to be there and they WANT to assimilate. They emigrated from their countries of origin in order to become Americans.
Illegal immigrants, on the other hand, have not come here to be a part of the American dream so much as to get whatever they can take from it.
And no, that's not racist -- that's reality I have gathered from living in border states for decades.
Yes, many Hispanic illegals are otherwise hard working, honest, etc., etc. So what? I am not interested in what they can take from America; I am much more interested in what they can offer America.
What a novel concept.
The grab line for this story:
The proposed office could focus on connecting the foreign-born to social service agencies in the city, [Dallas attorney Claudia Herrmann] said, and on teaching immigrants about basic services, such as how 911 works for emergencies and how to use the Dallas Public Library.Claudia I have no disagreement with that concept.
"One of the major things that this office would have to work on is to let the immigrants know about all the resources to learn to speak and write English and about educating their children and about knowing the laws so that they can obey the laws," she said.
I simply think they should have obeyed the laws in the first place and refrained from coming here illegally.
Why is that so much to ask?