Thursday, June 21, 2007

Proposed immigration law needs God's hands


Reading news reports on the illegal immigration crisis had all the more made many people worry. No doubt about that. As if the hands of God have not yet made a miracle, that will eventually put some of those against the alleged "Grand Bargain" into hypnotic trance, and finally change their meticulous minds by concertedly agreeing to the clamor of a lot of people to let it go to the House of Representatives for further scrutiny.

On the other hand, it is not surprising at all if the latest poll was done successfully, with majority of the illegal immigrants surveyed saying they would comply to the proposed legislation by paying fines and fees and undergo background checks. Why can't any market research firm conduct a survey that will ask at least 2000 American citizens, to find out if they are in favor of legalizing the stay of about 12 to 20 million illegal immigrants now in the different parts of the U.S.?

Or better still, include in the new survey those Americans who are capitalizing on the efforts and sweats of illegal immigrants who honestly work as caregivers, landscapers, house cleaners, babysitters, waiters, dishwashers, kitchen stewards, among others. And then, provide an authenticated copy of said survey to the legislators who are opposed to this proposed legislation. What do you think?

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