Law Abiding: Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means

See if you can spot the irony below:

“Millions of law abiding undocumented immigrants are fearful of what will happen when the new Administration takes control in January,” the group said in a statement announcing the rally. “However, President Obama has the power of pardons that he can use to protect all DACA enrollees.”

Let me help you out:

“…law abiding undocumented immigrants…”

There are lots of good arguments to be made on both sides of the immigration issue, but there’s one thing that isn’t up for discussion.  When you arrive in a country without following the rules of the country, you aren’t law abiding.  Your first act as a visitor in the country is to disrespect and break the law.

Up until this point, President Obama has himself chose to ignore the laws of the country — laws he pledged under oath to uphold — by not enforcing the laws.

Over the years, millions of immigrants have filled our land.  We’re all immigrants, etc. etc.  But before the last eight years, the laws of the land were enforced.  If you don’t like the law, you helped to get it changed, you didn’t just ignore it.  But that’s where we are now.

Immigration is a complicated issue, especially when the laws have been ignored for years and the visitors, however they got here, have settled.  Some compromise for this situation will obviously work out, but it should at least start with our elected officials following the rule of law.

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