A hot topic today is immigration. This is a multifaceted problem which has been largely debated for generations with no clear direction or leadership by the federal government. The topic is one that stirs strong emotions on all sides but which is mostly met with double speak by Washington.
We here at One Nation Blog will be tackling this issue in the coming weeks and months as it continues to evolve in our national consciousness.
To fully understand the subject at hand, we will journey through our nation’s history, political precedents, the implications on our national sovereignty and security and the law of the land. We will also address some related questions that arise from this issue such as: What is immigration reform…does it look to change the law or to enforce the ones we already have? What is the perceived “moral obligation” of the United States regarding who comes in and how many come in?
Emma Lazarus’ poem on the Statue of Liberty states:
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
Is there a limit on how many we can realistically hope to accept and support before we bankrupt this country and that “golden door” has to close? How do we differentiate between the millions of “undocumented workers/illegal aliens” and a six-year-old boy from Cuba who was deported at gunpoint? How do the immigration laws of the United States compare to those of other nations such as Canada and Mexico?
We look forward to an enlightened and energetic discussion as we journey through this issue which has enormous implications to the future of this “shining city on a hill.”