Obama And Immigration

Saturday Night Live, as they usually do, hit the nail on the head when it comes to politics and news.

Last night, they spoofed the classic children’s program Schoolhouse Rock to illustrate how the President was able to use an executive order (and bypass the Republicans) to get his new immigration law passed. You can see the skit here. It was one of the funniest opening skits they’ve had in a while.

That got me thinking.

As I have stated in previous posts, I am descended from immigrants.  I can appreciate why these people have come here. To my ancestors that arrived on these shores, America was the goldene medina (g0lden land). It represented opportunity, hope, the ability to start over. I’m sure that despite the time difference, the sentiments are the same.

The question is, what about our resources. Our public schools are packed to the gills, millions are still unemployed. The last thing we need is a further stretch of our already stretched resources.

I’m going to end this post with a scene from Clueless, because I honestly believe that America is the land of opportunity. If it wasn’t, my ancestors would have stayed in Europe and you would not be reading this post.

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One response to “Obama And Immigration

  1. newell1943

    If it weren’t for immigrants, a lot of small town public schools in rural Minnesota would be closed or consolidated into larger towns because the immigrant children are keeping up enrollment and keeping the towns’s schools open. Those of us who are descended from immigrants (and mine arrived in the 1630s), and have been here the longest, and benefited the most from this country, have an obligation to welcome and aid those who have just arrived. Doing so shows our gratitude and respect for forebearers who welcomed those who came after them.


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