Restricting Immigration Will Not Help Kansas
How much longer does Kobach intend to drive Kansas down the wrong path?
Associating Tsarnaev with all immigrants is a gross misrepresentation. It is parallel to associating radical Islamists with all individuals who practice Islam and are peaceful people. We can dismiss his link for what it is: exaggerated fear-mongering.
Instead of demonizing immigrants and insinuating that immigrants are all potential terrorists, consider an alternative: opening our borders and including immigrants within our legal framework. Is it possible that doing so could make us safer?
I believe so. “Removing peaceful people from the immigration black market and channeling future immigrants into a legal system — after security, criminal, and health checks — is likely to increase safety, not diminish it,” stated immigration policy analyst Alex Nowrasteh, from The Cato Institute.
Nowrasteh states that law enforcement officials will be able to better allocate resources when they are not policing harmless immigrant activity, wasting our tax dollars stopping “suspicious” drivers, or raiding workplaces. I would prefer that our police focus their scarce resources on crime and true dangers to our community.