Who said this?
Recently I came across a statement made by a politician. I had no idea who that politician was after reading the statement. With debate concerning DACA this seems even timelier. I have heard some say that illegal means illegal. I would agree with that. This country simply cannot take in and support all who wish to come here. Please read the following paragraph and think who probably said this:
“All Americans, not only in the states most heavily affected but in every place in this country, are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country. The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants. The public services they use impose burdens on our taxpayers. That’s why our administration has moved aggressively to secure our borders more by hiring a record number of new border guards, by deporting twice as many criminal aliens as ever before, by cracking down on illegal hiring, by barring welfare benefits to illegal aliens. In the budget I will present to you, we will try to do more to speed the deportation of illegal aliens who are arrested for crimes, to better identify illegal aliens in the workplace as recommended by the commission headed by former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan. We are a nation of immigrants. But we are also a nation of laws. It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it.”
As the debate swirls concerning DACA , think of a correlation. If a person robs a bank, buries a million dollars in the backyard, and then dies, is it lawful for his children to dig up the money and use it? After all, the children did not rob the bank — they did not make the decision to rob the bank. Children brought to this country illegally also did not make that decision, but are still here illegally. So should they benefit from a parent breaking the law? That’s something to think about. Oh, by the way, if you haven’t guessed who made the statement I’ve included, it was President William Clinton on Jan. 24, 1995, giving an address before a joint session of the Congress on the State of the Union.