Today has been dubbed, "A Day Without Immigrants." Thousands of advocates for illegal immigrants around the country have rallied their supporters to boycott work and school in an attempt to show Americans — real Americans — that illegal immigrants are a formidable presence in our society. This rally is intended to punish us. I say, "Good riddance."
These advocates would have us believe that illegal immigrants are hard-working people who simply want to achieve a better life. That may be true, but it's not the whole picture.
Imagine that you have a cup of cold water beside a bowl of hot water, and you want to raise the temperature of the cold water. You can use the stove — or you can just empty the cup into the bowl, which results in lukewarm water. That's the Mexican solution: Rather than build their own wealth, they prefer the shortcut of leeching off ours. Our wealth is reduced — but hey, what do they care? They're not cold anymore.
Immigrants are the backbone of America. We cannot thrive without them, nor should we want to. Frankly, they tend to work harder than native-born Americans; and their ambition reminds us of what we're trying to achieve with this nation. When folks from every hemisphere aspire to "The American Dream," you know you're part of something special.
But when a foreign country demands you open your southern border — a foreign country whose economy is propped up by your investments, a country whose own southern border is strictly patrolled with violators subject to two-year imprisonment — we're no longer talking about immigration. This is invasion. And today's protest is nothing short of organized crime.