While we have had a great ongoing commentary about the war (for the record I think it was wrong - but now we have to exit and soon), I believe illegal immigration is the number one problem facing the US at this time.
It is a definite disconnect that our rulers (what the elected officials think of themselves) and big business want the illegal immigration and the vast majority of Americans are against it. The overwhelming problems that this 15-20 million people are causing in our country need to be fixed and fixed immediately.
Illegal immigrants are not needed by us and in fact are displacing many younger workers (especially American blacks) and creating strains on our medical and social support systems.
Illegal immigrants are an insult to the many hard working and legal immigrants who have followed our rules to become part of this country.
We need a fence across the border and we need it now. The US supported a fence to block illegal immigrants in Iraq, but have yet to do it here. The amount of crime that is coming into our country is also untenable. In Baltimore, Maryland two people were charged with essentially decapitating people and the strong suspicion is they did not pay the crime cartel the money they owed for bringing them into the US. People who live on the Arizona border have had their property destroyed and have been threatened by immigrants who come over the border every night. There are estimates that 10,000 people a day are coming across the border.
If we do not solve this problem it will be the end of the US as we know it and the middle class will be completely eroded and we will be a country and have and have nots.
Hazelton, PA has become a rallying point against illegal immigration as this sleepy PA town was having enormous problems with gangs and being over run with illegal immigrants. The Mayor and city council took a stand and now has the ACLU fighting them to change their ordinaces. Read up on it and it is fascinating stuff.
We cannot allow a short sighted big business community and our elected officials to get away with destroying our country from within.
Each of us needs to take a stand.