By Michael Rivera
August 29, 2016
This election is a call to change an out-of-control immigration system.
As a person deeply involved in and concerned about the subject of immigration into our country for more than 30 years, I feel it’s time for me to speak out again. In this election cycle, we have heard a great deal about immigration and why it should be addressed. I include myself among the many people who are adamant that our current out-of-control immigration system and policies for the past 40+ years have hurt the America that so many of us love.
Yes, I am an unashamed Lover of America and everything about us! Why? Because we are the last truly free people in the world! We actually make wrongs right and have the freedom to do so as a “free” people through our political process not corrupted by lawlessness.
Some of you may say, “But there are many other countries around the world that are also free.” Free? Are you sure? Give them a look and think about that for a moment. Hrmm … are they really free?” Certainly not like We the People of the United States. If you are unsure, look no further than Europe. Out-of-control immigration is not working well for them.
What is freedom? I believe freedom is uniquely tied into the rule of law under our Constitution. If the rule of law is circumvented, our Constitution is undermined and corrupted, and so is our entire social and political system. This is where we are currently with immigration. I have often spoken about immigration in these terms. People must when entering into this debate come into it with the understanding that our immigration laws have always been in place to strengthen the United States and never to weaken us!
I would argue this weakening of the country has been going on for some time now; however, in the last seven and one-half years under President Obama the “peddle is to the metal,” and we are close to being absorbed by a global system! If this occurs, in my humble opinion, then kiss goodbye the only truly free system in the world and therefore the last free people of the world. Yes, that’s right. I said it. This is a struggle for the very soul of the Republic. This is not hyperbole; this is reality.
Let me explain. As I look at the world and its current condition, I see much chaos, hand wringing and teeth grinding. Why? In part, because here in the U.S. our immigration system has been hijacked by globalists, and we are being destabilized because of this. These are the same people who want “free trade” (which is anything but free), Open Borders and a politically correct view of the world which has no regard for the interests of the U.S. and our people. Their reasons are clear to me. They want complete power and control of the economic, political and social systems of the entire world, and this is truly frightening!
So, if you like a future without America as we have known it, then support the same system tomorrow which is moving forward today. However, if you want a free America, independent of this global system which will rule America and you, make no mistake about it, we need to change the trajectory of immigration in this election cycle.
Rivera is a fifth-generation American long involved in addressing the impacts of legal and illegal immigration, advocating for the use of E-Verify by local municipalities and governments. He is a member of the board of Californians for Population Stabilization and can be reached at [email protected]..