Sunday, April 02, 2006

Illegal Aliens

Jim at Parkway Rest Stop tells the story of Hector, inspired by the things he's been reading in the news. Amazing how a little dialogue can clarify an issue.
My take on this is simple: in general, immigration is a good thing. We need to continually refill the melting pot of America with new materials, or we won't be able to sustain our growth and prosperity. It must, however, be done within the law, and towards the end of becoming American. Those who go outisde the system are violating our laws, and should not be rewarded for that violation. They have no "right" to the benefits earned by those with the determination to become citizens.