In the quiet of a moonless night, somewhere in the South Western United States, there are human beings; men, women, children, risking their lives to enter America by crossing over our borders. Are they just hard working people looking for a better life for themselves and their families? Or, are some of them circumventing the law in their native countries only to wreak untold havoc on innocent American citizens? The dilemma is we most likely will not know until it is too late. These people commit their first act upon American soil as lawbreakers. Ranchers in this part of our country know this because their fields are being littered with the debris and refuse that they leave behind. The continuing escalation of the illegal immigrant population poses a significant risk to Americans health, well-being and security.
There are estimates that the illegal population in the United States of America is approximately eleven million people, maybe as high as twenty million. This invasion of sorts is causing America to become transformed each year so that the population of illegal immigrants is greater than native-born growth. (Buchanan, p12)
This idea was brought to the attention of Americans as early as 1919 when, shortly after the armistice that ended the fighting in World War I, there was the beginning of an immigration wave. Colonel Theodore Roosevelt wrote:
“In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here does in good faith become an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with every one else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed or birthplace or origin. But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an American and nothing but an American.
If he tries to keep segregated with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn’t doing his part as an American.
We have room but...