Friday, August 10, 2007
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Immigrants seem to be one of the biggest problems for politicians. People demand new policies and are even protesting against illegal immigrants. A new compromise brought about on Capitol Hill proposes to make illegal immigrant workers “legal” immigrant workers. The system usually targets the immigrants for their illegal status and actions, but do nothing to target employers who provide the work for them. On the other hand, employers even benefit from this by paying immigrants lower wages for doing some of the toughest jobs. With this plan, Congress could approve a biometric card that employers could use to verify a worker's legality and cut down on some of the abuses that immigrant workers go through. At the same time, this plan targets employers hiring illegal workers and immigrants. More on this compromise here: Immigration Battlefronts: Washington can get on track with compromise.
This would at least be a step to make sure that immigrants are here legally and at the same time protect them from employers. I come from an immigrant family, but we understand there’s a system and we play by the rules. My mother is now a naturalized citizen and we are natural born citizens, yet we still face discrimination. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with allowing immigrants to work here, but its society that needs to accept immigrants as people and not things. The system is used and abused to benefit the unions and “mass society” but now that minorities are growing here in
New polls show that minority votes and swinger votes are very important and may even decide upcoming elections. Minority groups are going to follow politicians that have similar ideologies and take them into consideration. This just goes on to demonstrate how politicians and the system always work for their “self and personal interests.” Without the importance of minority voters that are now becoming the majority, then no attention would be put on them or even be targeted for political support.
The system doesn’t work for the people, its working to protect their interests and keep their control of government and the people. This is just another reason why I don’t believe the system works for the people. Everyone in charge always uses the system to their advantage. Celebrities use their status to get away with breaking the law. For example Mel Gibson and Lindsey Lohan, they received special treatment when DWI. If this would have been any other citizen, they would be treated violently and immediately put in jail. The system is just corrupt and no one is entirely equally protected. Until equality for a citizens is truly enforced, the system will be trusted and maybe who knows reduce crime altogether.