Saturday, November 8, 2014

Rosie O' On Immigration

I follow a number of vBlogs. One of them is Rosie O'Donnell's. People may not be aware Rosie has begun posting 'Ask Ro' videos on YouTube once again.

As you may or may not be aware immigration is now back on the front burner after Republicans took both sides of Congress. Before we slam the door I think what Rosie and her friend Sabi from Columbia said should make everyone think before we act too hastily. Rather then post the whole clip I've edited down a 2:44 minute portion of what they had to say...

How the United States treats immigrants in the days ahead will speak to what kind of country we become. Surely we can't swing the door wide open, but neither should we slam the door shut on each and every one depending on their situations and why they ended up coming here. I fear the latter is just what might happen if we do not carefully weigh all the extenuating circumstances carefully and create compassionate legislation against those of our need for security.

So too those sensible immigration reforms that will benefit us economically in the long run need to be considered judiciously as well.

(There are dozens of more videos like these)

There is no one size fits all. If conservatives take a hard line and shut down immigration it not only affects those seeking to come here, but all consumers and the agricultural industry. Sometimes conservatives tend to be simplistic. Let us hope over the coming months in their over zealousness to oppose everything President Obama does they don't screw this up.

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