It Gets Worse
by Peary Perry
noticed that over the years my columns have swung from humorous and
satirical to more, shall we say…political. It wasn’t intended to be
that way, but during the week while I’m thinking of subjects to write
about, the government continues to be a never-ending source of new
material which diverts me away from humor.
In today’s perilous times and ever tightening economy it might come
to you as a surprise to learn that we have over 139,000 illegal immigrants
in this country that cannot be deported back to their home countries
due to one simple reason.
Their home countries won’t accept them back into their countries.
Yes, Bunkie you heard me correctly, the countries of Vietnam, Jamaica,
China, India, Ethiopia, Laos, Eritrea and Iran refuse to accept any
of their citizens back into their country even though they are here
illegally. Now, this comes at the same time that we are allowing immigrants
from these countries to be admitted legally under our system. So,
we’re doing a favor to these countries by legally accepting those
who want to immigrant legally, but when we try to deport those who
are here illegally, these nations refuse to allow them to return.
It gets worse.
Included in the numbers I have given to you are 18,000 convicted felons.
This group is made up of those who have been convicted of various
crimes and who have served their sentences in our jails and prisons.
Once they are released from confinement, they can only be held for
a period of six months while their deportation orders are prepared.
Once the six months is over and their home countries refuse to accept
these convicted felons back into their countries, our country has
no choice but to release them back into our general society. As I
said, at last count, in February, there were over 18,000 of these
roaming around our land.
Warms your heart doesn’t it?
It gets worser (?)
Since these illegal persons as well as the convicted felons cannot
obtain any sort of work permits or visas, how do you think they earn
any living? You got it…on welfare and government handouts. Your tax
money and mine. All of the people in these categories qualify for
aid and assistance for as long as they are in this country. This may
be for the rest of their lives, or for as long as their native countries
refuse to accept them back into their country.
In addition to our allowing legal immigrants from these eight (there
may be more) countries into the United States, in some cases we are
still giving out foreign aid to these countries as well. So, to sum
it up, we have at least eight nations refusing to accept their citizens
back into their countries, we pay for their room and board and living
expenses and we give the offending nations foreign aid each year.
As Riley used to say… “What a revolting development this is…”
Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania and Senator John Cornyn of Texas
are reviewing this matter and looking at legislation that would punish
the offending countries by refusing to issue any more visas for immigration
and deny foreign aid. About time if you ask me.
Hello? Is anyone there? I mean I would have thought this was a no
brainer. What’s happened to our country? It seems we have become a
nation of wusses who are destined to become the doormat for the entire
world. Our backbone seems to have gotten up and gone. As a nation
we seem to desire to be everyone’s ‘pal’ rather than a strong sovereign
nation who once led the world in so many areas. It’s no small wonder
that we are so disliked in so many places, we seem to have lost our
wiliness to stand up for our core beliefs. If in fact we even know
what those core beliefs still are.
Rodney Dangerfield once said... “I get no respect…” maybe he didn’t
deserve any ….can the same be said for all of us?
I hope not.