"We have an immigration system that's out of date and badly broken; a system that's holding us back instead of helping us grow our economy and strengthen our middle class." This is just one sentence in the speech given today by President Obama to a gathering in Las Vegas, Nevada. As he went on to explain that America now has 11 million 'undocumented immigrants' within her borders. This politically correct version of 'illegal aliens' seemed to be a key point in his speech. Obama made it clear that he believes the majority of these 11 million are contributing members of society. Others aren't so sure. "How can you really contribute and hide at the same time? There is no honesty in being here illegally." said a mother of three who requested to remain unidentified. "I live in a neighborhood where there are many illegals. The parents work hard but the kids are some of the worst in obeying the rules and showing just simple respect for their neighbors."
Some politicians have other, more wide-ranging concerns. Senator Marco Rubio stated, "I am concerned by the president's unwillingness to accept significant enforcement triggers before current undocumented immigrants can apply for a green card, without such triggers in place, enforcement systems will never be implemented and we will be back in just a few years dealing with millions of new undocumented people in our country."
So, the debate shifts slightly but, still continues. The question still asked by many Americans is simple. In these economic hard times, how many jobs will continue to be lost to the undocumented workers before legislation is not just written but actually enforced?