Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Immigration Problem

I just got an e-mail message from my United States Representative, Sam Graves (R-MO). He says that when speaking about immigration reform he points out the fact that our country was made great by immigration, not in spite of it. He also says that he feels our current immigration policy is sick. He is concerned about potential terrorist getting into the country because of the policy problems. Graves says he will continue to call for a moratorium on non-resident immigration until the problems are fixed. When ask why we need to stop immigration to fix the problem he says,"In Missouri we know that if you want to fix a leaky faucet, you cannot do it while the water is running." Sounds to me like Rep.Graves wants to take a common sense approach to fixing the problem, he should be commended for that. Common sense is not put to use a lot on Capitol Hill. He goes on to say that the Department of Homeland Security needs time to implement new policies and a moratorium would give them that time. He says that we should be more concerned about safety rather than quickness when deciding who will be allowed into the country.

I'm not sure I can say I agree with Rep. Graves 100% on this issue, but I do feel that our immigration policy is in serious need of repairs. Our Border Patrol can't stop the flow of illegal immigrants that sneak across the border every day but they don't want to except help from private citizens that are more than willing to volunteer their time. If they don't want the help from citizens maybe it is time to look into having our borders patrolled by our military troops. I'm sure Mexico would be opposed to this, but take a look at their southern border. It is very well protected.

Contact your elected officials and ask them how they feel about this matter. After all we are involved in a "War Against Terrorism" doesn't it only make sense to protect your borders during a time of war? If you'd like you can contact Rep. Graves on this issue through his web site at, http://www.house.gov/graves/

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

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