Why The U.S.
Should Help Illegal Mexican Immigrants - Immigration
May 8th 2006
US Mexico Border
I am Christian, Conservative, and Republican. Having said that, let me
say that we are committing a great injustice in how we are dealing with
Mexican immigration and the status of illegal Mexican workers in the
Congress and the American people ought to support President Bush’s
guest-worker program for illegal Mexican workers in the United States.
We do owe something to Mexico and its people.
In the 19th century our nation, which was experiencing great industrial,
technological and economic growth, sought to expand to the Pacific
Ocean. But, there was one big problem. Mexico was in the way. Western
land belonged to Mexico.
So, we invented a doctrine called manifest destiny that said the nation
that could better use the land had the right to it. We forcibly took
what is now California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas from Mexico. This
was raw aggression and it was morally wrong.
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When we seized these lands from Mexico they first became U.S.
territories ruled directly by the federal government. Afterwards, when
enough Americans from other parts of the country settled into these
territories, the federal government in Washington allowed the people in
the territories to vote on statehood and to have their own individual
We can partly correct the great injustice and wrong which we committed
against Mexico by giving legal status to Mexican workers, many of whom
are doing jobs Americans refuse to do. Most of the illegal Mexican
workers are hard working and are already paying taxes from money
withdrawn from their paychecks. They have already contributed billions
to the U.S. economy and into social security. Only a small percentage of
the total illegals are in jail or on welfare.
Yes, we should protect our borders from illegal entry, but for those
illegal immigrants who have already been here for years, let us do
what's right and help these people to become legal.
Babu G. Ranganathan
The author, Babu G. Ranganathan, is an
experienced Christian writer. He has his B.A. with academic concentrations
in Bible and Biology. As a religion and science writer he has been
recognized in the 24th edition of Marquis Who's Who In The East. The author
has a website at:
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