Jeez, our Columbus City Council going to fork out $185,000 to help fund legal issues of undocumented immigrants in the City of Columbus. Again band-aid money to cover an issue that has been going on for decades because of our country’s poor immigration policy enforcement and only becoming an issue now because our current President has the balls to say and do something about it. The rules were very clear when undocumented people came into our country and took advantage of having children in our country relying on the laxness of our enforcement policy that they would be able to stay permanently just because they had children in our country. Come on politicians take the money and instead campaign to find a way to allow these undocumented parents to become citizens of our country providing they are working and are contributing members of our society and did not or have not ran from the law in our country or theirs. THEN make our immigration policy clear and stop any new undocumented people coming into our country for whatever reason.
As a country we cannot continue to offer welfare, food, shelter to EVERY person in the world. We as a country even though we may want to cannot sustain this. It needs to stop! We have enough citizens in our own country in need of food, shelter, education, and other forms of assistance and they struggle and compete daily and our actually given secondary status so many of our undocumented people will receive this assistance. Again it needs to stop! Let these undocumented people seek financial assistance for their legal defense from members of their own community, churches, and organizations that have specialized and continue to specialize in bringing in immigrants both documented and undocumented and then washing their hands of their well being citing that it is now the state and government’s responsibility to take over.
Personally I’d rather see this money going towards our current heroin epidemic by funding additional law enforcement to combat the drug dealers.