Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Which Part of "Illegal" Do They NOT Understand?

From The Washington Times

OK, so FBI agents nab 24 illegal aliens at a 7-11 in Baltimore. Six had criminal records, and eight had deportation orders. These guys were smart enough to ask the agents for work. Hmmm, all vans are for construction companies, is that it?

The reactions in the news reports are interesting. The acting Mayor of Baltimore thinks that this is a justification for building day labor centers. Hey, it's not your money, right? How much would Baltimore's notoriously high crime rate might go down if you actually cracked down on lawbreakers? CASA of Maryland set up a protest at the arrest site.

Now in Virginia we have the right idea -- to eliminate as much as possible benefits to illegal aliens. Something tells me that CASA's budget would plummet at least 90% if that happened in Maryland! LOL Maybe then the tax dollars can go into something useful, like policing? Or back to the hard-working taxpayers (very few of whom actually live in Baltimore City)?

As I have said before, I am not anti-immigrant. The U.S. is one of the greatest countries in the world, and I can't blame anyone for wanting to live and work here. However, this does not mean that people should come here to be dependent on tax dollars and socila programs, and they should not come here to commit crimes. If you are here legally, fine, but if you are not a citizen, you are on probation as far as I am concerned.

So remember, if you are traveling down I-95, make sure your tank is full of gas, your tires are in good shape, and your engine fluids are topped off and not leaking. Use those fine highway tunnels (built by tax dollars paid by the citizens of other parts of Maryland and the U.S. in general) to go through Charm City. Because you don't want to stop there!