Granted, our immigration policies are something I haven't studied up on. Yet. But this doesn't make sense:
MILWAUKEE - In a pilot program escribed as the first of its kind, an agency created by the state government is making it easier for illegal immigrants in Wisconsin to obtain mortgage loans.Now, does that make sense? How is it that on the one hand employers can get into huge trouble for hiring illegals (paying as much as $10,000 per person in fines), but on the other hand the government is providing mortgages for the very same people? Am I missing something here?
Hat tip to my brother for sending me the link above.
Here's a story on "Operation Rollback", which was a 1983 bust of Walmart, whose cleaning contractors had hired illegals:
"We are always looking at companies that are knowingly exploiting people for the purpose of making money," Courtney said. He said businesses that employ undocumented workers often pay low wages and offer few or no benefits.Really? They're always looking at companies who knowingly exploit people? But wouldn't making money off a mortgage also be exploitative? I'm not getting this.
My opinion: I'm in favor of liberal immigration laws. Practically speaking, we've got an incredibly low unemployment rate, which means that we need immigrants to fill jobs that otherwise wouldn't be done. Historically, we've always welcomed immigrants; it's one of the best things about this country. My great-grandparents were immigrants, and I'm very thankful that this country let them in. Morally, we've saved countless lives and changed millions more for the better by allowing people in.
I just would like our laws to make sense. Someone help me out here, if I'm really missing a big part of the story.