Sunday, July 20, 2008

Missouri reacts, in kind, to 1804

As I've said many times before, I believe the best method for handling the immigration crisis as it exists now is for the individual states in this union to take the initiative, creating their own immigration legislation. My theory has always been that when one or two affected states enact their own laws denying immigrants employment and social services, and etc., other bordering states would soon find it necessary to craft similar legislation for themselves due chiefly to the fact that the former state's immigrant population must go somewhere to avoid capture and deportation. The preferred direction is South, but that's not the direction many will go so long as there are states which have yet to enact their own immigration laws, although some certainly will and have.

A case in point is Oklahoma's northeastern neighbor, Missouri. In this article from the "Carthage Press" in Carthage MO., a Missouri State Legislator, Kevin Wilson, R-Neosho, is quoted as saying the following concerning Missouri's new immigration legislation, which, incidentally, basically mirrors the provisions contained in Oklahoma's H.B. 1804:

We need to always emphasize that we are talking about illegal immigrants,” Wilson said. “Immigration is what founded this nation, but this is about illegals, people who are bypassing the system. Oklahoma passed a comprehensive bill and our concern was that if Missouri didn’t then those folks leaving Oklahoma would migrate to Missouri and stop here. (emphasis added)

There you have it. One reason, according to Mr. Wilson, that the Missouri legislature thought it necessary to craft its own legislation dealing with the problem of illegal Mexican immigration is because, as a state which borders my state of Oklahoma, the Missouri legislature wisely concluded (after many illegal immigrants which had once resided in Oklahoma fled to Missouri and took up residence there, I should think) that illegal Mexicans fleeing my state, post enactment of 1804, would go to Missouri with intentions to stay. And anyone who knows the first thing about this knows that once established in a given area, these illegals begin to smuggle more illegals (friends and relatives and acquaintences) into the U.S., and the state and cities wherein they reside. So once they're there to stay, their numbers begin to grow rapidly by leaps and bounds.

I personally do not think it will require a majority of states following suit before illegal Mexicans already here and those waiting to come will, having seen the handwriting on the wall, regain their sense of direction and begin a migration in the preferred direction aforesaid. At that point, it may only be necessary for us to offer them safe passage out.

So who will we be hearing from next, Kansas, Arkansas, Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, Iowa? Anyone have an idea? I'm going to take a chance and put my money on Kentucky. Don't let me down Kain-Tuck.