I'm in favor of immigration. Heck, my ancestors came to this country ... before it was a country. They were immigrants. Hundreds of years ago, to be sure, but immigrants, nonetheless.
Same for everyone who calls the U.S. home.
But, today? Yes, I'm all in favor of people immigrating to this country. In fact, there's an immigration process. Every civilized nation on earth has an immigration process.
It's illegal immigration that I don't like.
But so many on the left get their panties in a wad if anyone opposes illegal immigration.
They seem to forget that illegal immigration is ... well, illegal. But when did laws matter to them? Unless it's a law to ban guns. They want them laws followed.
Anyway, they say to let the illegals alone. They're doing jobs that Americans don't want.
I don't doubt it.
But, the L.A. Times reports that over 10% of Californians are out of work.
Unemployment in California shot up to its highest level in nearly 26 years in January, leaving more than 1 in 10 workers without a job.
Figures released Friday show that 79,300 jobs were lost in the state last month, bringing the total number of unemployed to 1,863,000, or 10.1% of the workforce. That's the highest since the rate touched 10.4% in 1983.
I've been out of work. But, I didn't sit on my ass. I found work.
I worked temporary construction jobs. I've worked at temp agencies. I've stood in line at the Department of Labor, filling out forms and getting lists of jobs.
I was turned down for some jobs because I was "over-qualified," which means they figured I'd have worked until I found a better job.
Bottom line is, I didn't sit on my ass; I went to work. And I found work.
There's work in California. It might not be pleasant work, but work seldom is.
And, the work might be currently done by an illegal alien.