Friday, July 27, 2007

Will Illegal Immigrants Benefit the State?

Immigration is a big issue in Texas. Due to the geography of Texas which makes illegal immigrants can access to Texas easily. Nowadays, there are an estimated 1.4 million illegal immigrants live in Texas. They hold American dreams to take the dangerous risks and encounter the hardships in their lives.

Illegal immigrants have some advantages and drawbacks to Texas. They may benefit our economy, for example, they hold some jobs which take a lot of hard works as labors which is good for the state GOP. But, the illegal immigrants may have some disadvantages to us, such as they may use governmental resources, insurances, benefits and job opportunities from Texas citizens. Also, most of them are low income workers; they may cause social problems, such as crimes. On the other hand, illegal immigrants would unbalance Texas populations; the idea of the children born to illegal immigrants in the U.S is automatically U.S. citizens. Can you imagine what would happen decades later? Would half of Texans are Hispanic-Americans?

I think Texas government should think of better solutions to decrease the numbers of illegal immigrants. There are some ways that I believe can reduce the population. For example, driver’s license bill should be vetoed by the government, this way can make polices to catch illegal immigrants easier. Also, the government should restrict illegal immigrants' access to health services and education. By this way, they would find out that life is too difficult for them to survive and consider going back to their countries. Moreover, all the citizenship should get occupational permits for legal working including food handlers' permits. These methods can efficiently avoid illegal immigrants coming to the U.S. But, Governor Perry do not want to provoke immigration issues, he would rather to keep with his middle-of-the-road approach. I think if he really takes immigration issues seriously and wants to control the problems, he should start taking some actions.

Fact: An estimated 1.4 million illegal immigrants live in Texas.

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Increase Penalties for Drunken Drivers

Since 2002, there are nine law enforcement officers have been killed by drunken drivers. The widows of the dead officers enforce the law to enhance penalties for drunken drivers, for example extend the years of penalties in jail. If the drunken drivers killed first responders, they may serve in prison for the rest of their lives. Governor Perry signed the Medlin-Freeto Act to make people take this issue seriously and avoid drinking and driving. The drunken drivers not only kill people, but destroy the whole families. It is necessary to let violators take more responsibility for their misbehavior.

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