First off, the illegal immigrants are here. The reason they are here is because there is opportunity here. The opportunity, although small in our eyes, is huge to the people of Mexico. The promise of America is great even when you are just picking from the table scraps.
Henry Cisneros was on a panel for the PBS show NOW. He was trying his hardest to make this a racial issue. He went so far as to say that the reason the American public does not want these illegal aliens is because they “look different.” His solution was to “get over it.” Mr. Cisneros, who was indicted on 18 counts of conspiracy, giving false statements and obstruction of Justice… is hardly a good representative for what those immigrants which I have come to see as a hard-working, and honest people… nor is he a good representative for any honest people. His attempt to create a race issue that doesn’t exist is just wrong.
I don’t pretend to have the answer to this issue… what I do know is that Mr. Cisneros’ approach is entirely wrong.