One and a half million jobs lost. California is going broke. Immigrants yes, illegal immigrants no. Bacon needs to understand that as our newly elected President Obama has said , "This is a nation of laws. " Maybe Washington, DC, can get off its butt and enforce the laws.
No more anchor babies, change the laws that allow for the whole family to stay here after the mother crosses the border to have in her kid in a border town. The school districts cannot keep up with educating Mexico nor the hospitals giving free services.
Start enforcing the laws, increase the raids, and let's change the laws so it is even harder to cross the border and end up with amnesty. Reagan gave amnesty years ago. No, it is not time again.
One bright spot of this economic downturn is that some illegal immigrants are returning home since they cannot find work in the building industry.
Along with the illegals who want to work hard and send a lot of their money back to Mexico come the drug dealers, criminals and gangs.
I hope there is some change. I hope the laws finally start getting enforced, from the businesses that illegally hire these workers to workers themselves having to go back home.
I would have to leave France after three months if I did not have a working permit, why do we allow illegals to stay and benefit from our welfare and educational systems. It's tragic. Let the teenagers here have the fast food jobs and our own skilled workers have construction jobs.
Huntington Beach , CA
Dec 2 2008 - 8:40pm