I saw a poster the other day on the Internet that I really wish I could have framed and put on the wall. It said something like “Illegal immigrants refuse to learn our language, yet still get food assistance.”
What it showed was the first Thanksgiving.
What it could have added was that those same undocumented aliens were often guilty of tremendous violence against the native population.
Today, the descendants of those illegal immigrants have been wrestling with what do to about those who followed in their footsteps, centuries later.
The fact is that there are millions of so-called undocumented aliens in this country, maybe 100,000 in Michigan, and that our economy depends on them.
These immigrants, by and large, do the jobs nobody else wants, working hard for little money. When they do become legal, they tend to be tremendous job creators. Gov. Rick Snyder knows this; that’s why he has asked Washington to make more visas available for immigrants with special skills to come to Detroit.
There are legal immigration routes, complex and bureaucratic. But there are also millions who came without papers, or were brought here as children.