IMMIGRATION NATION

Emigrants, painted by Knut Ekwall, uploaded to Wikimedia by Mahahahaneapneap

Emigrants, painted by Knut Ekwall, uploaded to Wikimedia by Mahahahaneapneap

USA is a nation of immigrants. And it seems that those newly arriving, legally and illegally, get the least amount of respect from those already here. But they pick our food, clean our toilets, build our homes, and defend our nation. A Republican congressman has been trying to extend some respect to the children of illegals who serve in our military, by offering an amendment to the current defense bill. But the leadership of his party won’t allow it even to be discussed!

Yet maybe your member of congress will listen to you. This seems a very fair gesture to those who are willing to die to become fellow citizens. This morning I wrote to my congressman urging him to support this amendment. We won’t break the deadlock in Washington merely by complaining to each other! They need to hear from us. You can do that by emailing them, and here’s a door to learn how. Simply enter your¬†zip code beneath the map. Then click on the name that pops up to be transported to that member’s website, where you can make contact by email, by phone, or by letter. Urge them to support the ENLIST Act. (HR 2377; either/or Mr Denham’s amendment to the defense spending authorization on this matter.)