I noted on the front page of Monday’s News-Post a sign in a picture from the 287(g) rallies Sunday that states “Immigration Built This Nation.”
We have seen and heard this statement many times in the past few years. That statement is only partly true and leaves out most of the true statements about immigration.
America was founded by people that came here to establish a country, people that developed a Constitution, a Bill of Rights, the free enterprise system, and laws that became the basis of great growth and safe surroundings for the people. The country was helped by the many immigrants that came here over the past years to be Americans and to enjoy the fruits of what America offered through the free enterprise system and the rights and privileges afforded American citizens. The immigrants went through a process to gain those rights and privileges, and the end result was a huge win for the immigrants and for America. For the immigrants, because they became citizens of the greatest country that ever existed. America, because the country was obtaining good people not only as true citizens but as individuals that had the know-how and skills to help America grow into the nation we have become.
Please note that ALL of those immigrants came here legally and to proudly become Americans by obeying the laws of America.
Today most immigrants entering our country are coming here illegally, breaking our laws to mostly receive and to give little to nothing to help America. Many of those illegal immigrants are coming here with illegal drugs and committing heinous crimes. America instituted the 287(g) program to provide all of America’s law enforcement personnel the legal authority to prevent or capture all people that entered our country illegally. We all need to be highly supportive and thankful we have Sheriff Chuck Jenkins who is doing the job all law enforcement personnel in America need to do to enforce ALL laws and not just some of the laws some people want enforced.
Do we really want the streets, roads and alleys of Frederick city and county to be filled with illegal immigrants living in them? If you do not support obeying all the laws of the country, do not want the 287(g) program enforced, then please open the doors of your home to let the illegal immigrants in to live there and keep them off the streets so the rest of us can continue to enjoy safely calling Frederick city and county home.