Finding a common enemy in migrants then bashing them upon the head with verbal pots and pans seems to be all the rage now. When some people see these migrants are down they just start to kick them with speeches, rallies, and ordinances rather than finding ways to help them out – whether this means help them here or in their own countries. The United States has great economic pull in other countries and certainly has means to help.
Why some people find joy in kicking the little guy is beyond me, but politicians, anti-immigrant groups, and many of our fellow countrymen have decided they have no problem with this practice. Until we change that mentality we’ll truly never find a solution.
Immigrants, hot buttons and politics – Full Article
Jan. 9, 2008, 11:05PM
By LISA FALKENBERG
Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle
I’ve done a disservice to Charles Bacarisse.
Some months ago, I wrote a scathing column questioning the motives of the Republican Harris County judge candidate for attacking documented immigrants. Yes, documented immigrants, the ones who jump through hoops and wait in long lines to come here legally.
At the time, I doubted the merits of his arguments and it seemed to me pure political opportunism for Bacarisse to use voters’ frustration with the illegal immigrant issue to target a mostly hard-working, law-abiding, taxpaying group of residents who just happened to have been born somewhere else.
After a few months of reflection, and recent developments on the issue, I have determined that I erred — not in my criticism of Bacarisse, but in not kicking him more swiftly in the rear the first time I took him to task.