The Wall Street Journal recently published an article that addresses immigration and the general majority support that is receiving from democrats, liberals, independents, and surprisingly plenty of republicans. In the opinion piece, “William Galston: An Immigration Challenge for Boehner”, lays out the general support demonstrated by many organizations. The most prominent supporter have been majority of the American people who are pro- immigration reform, explicitly supporting the blueprint; earned citizenship for the 11 millions of immigrants now here illegally.
Majority of the house supports the immigrant reform, so who is stopping the reform from happening? The TEA PARTY!!!
As I endeavored to become more “informed” about their stance on immigration, it also became very clear that the Tea Party is very firm on their immigration views. Their stance can be summed up, in one sentence posted on the TeaParty.org which declares, “Obama will do everything he can to invite the world into American so they can tear our heritage from the hands of good hearted citizens”. Oh the agony…
Another factor that contributes to the Tea Party idealism is that the children who have been born from illegal immigrants “anchor babies”; they should lose the natural born citizenship because of their illegal parental inheritance. “These millions upon millions of anchor babies have been falsely given citizenship as the result of a twisted interpretation of the 14th amendment”. As strong originalist and distinctively textualist, they sure don’t accept the reality of what the 14th amendment truly is.
We get it, the Tea Party is so gung-ho about keeping America pure as Apple Pie; but to my understanding, they are not able to fully comprehend the reality that there must be something done in order to address this. Immigration reform must be addressed, and rolled out in the most thought out and comprehensive manner, in order to stop discrimination, inequalities, and progress from this stasis.
The article explicitly classifies the tea party as individuals who are anti-immigration reform and oppose illegal immigrants from obtaining the opportunity to earn citizenship. According to the Wall Street Journal, “the Tea Party Patriots organization threatened to mount a primary challenge against any Republican who votes for comprehensive immigration reform”. To my knowledge, the Tea Party carries itself in the most vicious manner known throughout the political scheme. Threatening to challenge Republican individuals is absolutely ridiculous to conduct in such a manner. To patronize themselves as a “beacon to the masses” is falsifying their true motto covered in lies as they conduct hounding behavior in order to achieve their Apple pie idealism.
The fundamentals about the immigration reform are building a path for a better form of citizenship that will facilitate those who are currently undocumented to pursue academics, suitable job positions, and basic liberties.
To ease discrimination among society, as the majority of the minority; diverse ethnicities will greatly impact the future of America, therefore it is vital that we address immigration in the most logical way and prevent those (tea party) who are unwillingly to progress into a more diverse society. Executing a well-rounded reform will benefit the United States in the most lucrative way in years to come.