After a long delay, I have returned!
Let me start with the following, I am watching the telecast of the President’s speech on Immigration. And I have to say that even though my view’s on the topic are a bit to the right on this subject. I do feel that Executive Action may be what is needed to wake up Congress. His use of scripture, “We shall not oppress a stranger…” , was unnecessary. Though, I can see how that could help strengthen his point of view. The most significant part of this statement was “Pass A Bill.” He got right into the subject of the government shutdown, which was undeniably the most ridiculous choice that Congress has made, since deciding that funding the war was more important than reducing College Tuition costs. Several key points were made:
1. It takes a 5 years to qualify under this executive order.
2. The purpose is not to separate families, but deport felons, criminals, and potential threats.
3. Border protection.
4. Calling out Congress to get the job done.
Honestly, the part of his speech that President Obama became most passionate was when he was discussing the actions of Congress.
“The actions I’m taking are not only lawful, they’re the kinds of actions taken by every single Republican President and every single Democratic President for the past half century. And to those Members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: Pass a bill.”
Immigration is a hot-button issue, especially among undocumented students. This executive order would allow most, not all, undocumented immigrants the chance to “come out of the shadows” and live openly and honestly. This order would allow them to file to live in the US temporarily, but they would need to do pay taxes. I do believe one of the main arguments with this issue, is that many of these undocumented workers are “getting away with” not paying taxes and living freely. What most don’t realize is that these people are more paranoid about being caught than what the rest of society thinks.
Alright, now that my brain dump is done. Time For a quick update on my life. I moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to Hot and Dry Life of Las Vegas. I like it; it’s nicer, cheaper, and I don’t feel like I’m dead weight. I’m working a seasonal retail position until I can find something more permanent. All in all, a bit more happy than I was in California, could be the laziness factor. I do miss all the yummy sushi. But I’ll live.