Lets try a Novel Approach. Ignoring what the Political Pundits on Television and the Radio Have to say, and actually READ THE TRANSCRIPT FROM PRESIDENT OBAMAS IMMIGRATION SPEECH.
It is available on line. So, if you are interested, why not Download it, before passing Judgment.
The following Posts on this Topic, are my Thoughts and Opinions taken directly from the Transcript.
Lets get started.
He opens by praising the Two- Hundred Year+ History of the U.S. welcoming Immigrants from around the World, and the Advantages it has given the Country over other Nations.
However, he goes on to say:
"...Today, our immigration system is broken, and everybody knows it. Families who enter our country the right way and play by the rules watch others flout the rules. Business owners who offer their workers good wages and benefits see the competition exploit undocumented immigrants by paying them less."
From this passage we can take the following;
- The President is acknowledging the State of the Immigration System, AND THE NEED FOR IT TO BE FIXED.
- That the way the system is currently operated victimizes; Legal Immigrants who follow the Law, and Honest Business Owners who offer good wages and benefits, who see competitors using undocumented workers to save money.
The President goes on to say;
"All of us take offense to anyone who reaps the rewards of living in America without taking on the responsibilities of living in America."
- In other words, the Advantages and Responsibilities go hand and hand. With one comes the other.
LOOK FOR PART 2.