Here’s the thing Jan, I understand that you feel you have not been heard by the President, that he lectured you, and that your visit to the White House was less than pleasant. I also understand that you believe that immigrants are stealing American jobs and, therefore, the Arizona law was justified. I get all that. But is showing up at the tarmac to stick your finger in the President’s face and deliver a hand-written note really respect?
And just for the record I personally am against shipping illegal immigrants back to where they came from, unless that includes all the Irish, Germans, and English who came to America to escape poverty and religious persecution.
I’m glad Newt and Mitt are getting into the act actually talking about immigration instead of ignoring it. But how about we focus on how to make the folks who are already here productive tax-paying members of society rather than using them as a political football.
Take, for instance, what Bob Hildreth is doing. He has been using mico-finance savings circles to help immigrants save for their children’s education and, in the process, changed the whole dynamic of us vs. them here in Massachusetts.