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A Tale of Two Immigrants - Legal and Illegal

Which would you prefer?

January 7, 2019

We are constantly told by the Democrats that there is no difference between those who choose to come to our country legally and become assets to our society and those who enter by crime and continue to live that way.
Every day we see the tragic results of the Democrat shameless lust for votes at any cost and the damage they do in importing crime, disease, and violence.
Democrats lie, pander, and pretend that those who cannot legally gain entrance to our country because of criminal records and gang affiliates should receive the same consideration as those who want to work hard, contribute and become American citizens.

If that was true then why have we not heard of a single Democrat or limousine liberal offering to take a criminal illegal into their home, neighborhood, or gated community? Could it be because, despite their self-serving rhetoric, they are not fond of violent crime on their doorstep?
Perhaps if you could break through the hypocrisy in which they wrap themselves they would admit that this country was built not by gangs and criminals but by people who wanted the opportunity to build a life for themselves and their family and become Americans - not hostile aliens in a country for which they had nothing but contempt.   
Don’t misunderstand me. We need immigrants. We need doctors, engineers, scientist, mechanics, construction workers, medical professionals, and thousands of other skilled jobs that are going begging. However, one thing we don’t need is more criminals. We have quite enough of our own right here, thank you very much, and thus no need to import thousands more.
The Democrats don’t care about that. Criminal or not, legal or illegal, if there is a chance they can write in, fake, or fudge a ballot the Dems want them. They feel that given the unpopularity of their socialist message with working Americans, they can't afford to be too fussy when it comes to how those ballots are obtained - as we saw in the recent election fiasco in Florida and elsewhere.
They are even willing to create special “Get out of jail free” zones for illegals called 'Sanctuary Cities.'
However as the rest of us have found out to our detriment, bad actions have bad consequences.
All too often these consequences fall hardest on the very people who actually deserve our applause and protection - those who have immigrated here legally to live, work, and serve our communities. 
Nowhere has the result of shameless pandering and political posturing been more tragically illustrated than the recent murder of a police officer in California by a convicted criminal.
The real criminal aspect of this crime, however, was the fact the police officer who was trying to protect lives was a recent legal immigrant who had his life taken by an illegal alien with known gang affiliation and an arrest record. A man who came to to the country not to contribute like the police officer but one who had entered the country multiple times illegally protected by those same Sanctuary City laws the Democrats are so proud of. 
A tale of two immigrants indeed. One who protected and defended life - one who took it. Which one do you think we should encourage?
The Democrats, according to their actions and rhetoric, apparently make no distinction. Either is fine with them as long as they can buy their votes with our tax dollars.  
Perhaps the question to ask the Democrats on their quest to destroy the country with open borders should be, “Who do you think will contribute more to our country, our towns, and neighborhoods - those who come to our shores illegally to commit crimes or those who legally come here to make our country a better place?"
Please let me know if you ever get an answer. I won't hold my breath.

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Ric Wasley is a writer and lecturer, as well as the author of the popular McCarthy Mystery Series. Ric has had a 40 year professional career history in advertising, publishing and marketing in Boston, New York and San Francisco. He has degrees in history and psychology and has been trained in debating, public speaking and stage acting. A large part of his 40 year career was spent in numerous professional and business settings as a presenter and featured speaker at seminars and professional meetings. Ric has been a visiting professor at Worcester Polytech Institute. He also teaches a popular course on marketing for authors at prominent venues such as the venerable “Cape Cod Writers Conference.”

Wasley has been involved in both print and broadcast media as well as writing for business and commercial markets for over 30 years and continues to consult for a major media company. In addition to his novels and short stories, he has been published in several literary magazines. Wasley currently divides his time between Boston and his home on Cape Cod where he continues to write, lecture and create worlds where the unexpected thrives.