Throughout many of my blog posts I’ve talked about the trouble facing illegal immigration and the general ignorance of the public surrounding the issue. It always strikes me as odd for a group of people to hate another group of people simply because their skin color is a few pigments different than their own.
I understand the general argument by many on the right that liberals only think with their emotions and live in a sort of utopian dream. I also understand how many on the left think that those on the right are fascists with goals of forcing their religious views on the general public.
Yet despite the extremities on both side it’s always crucial to face any controversial problem like immigration in an open minded way. For instance the border is nothing more than a joke gone horribly wrong. Trying to constrict human movement is like trying to constrict human behavior. It’s illogical and it won’t work. Humans are always going to live where they want to live and work where they want to work. A logical way to approach this would be to regulate this movement and find a common ground of approaching citizenship or even work visas. But that’s not the way the system is now. The government sees the problem, they can tell it’s a problem, they observe the problem, yet they won’t do anything about the problem.
The border sheds light on just how fundamentally wrong we choose to view the issue of immigration. A border between nations isn’t going to stop the influx of immigration, for immigrants will always continue to come. Trying to control this issue should be a priority for the government but deporting and demonizing immigrants, of any color, is not only inherently wrong it’s disgraceful. Treating immigrants like animals who need to be round up and shipped off is one of the few signs our generation has a huge, huge problem- one that extends indefinitely beyond the issue of immigration itself.