What I hear in your comment is fear of the unknown and uncertainty. I'm not calling you a coward.<quoted text>
But you must admit that, in spite of the eons-old existence of this phenomenon, the scenario mentioned above will certainly open new avenues for abuse, from an entirely new angle? Potentially speaking, the poorly-maintained dam may suddenly find itself gushing even more, such as the "Anchor-Baby" scenario provides for?
And I understand your fears. I really do.
But when you look back over our history, the really important work and a great deal of advancement has come during times when the nation faced its fears and went forward.
We cannot allow what "may happen" to keep us from doing what we know is the right thing to do.
Think about all of the unknowns associated with the Civil Rights Movement. Can you imagine all of the fears white and black people had when they thought about their children being integrated at school? Heck, you still have segments of the white community who believe that America will fall because whites will eventually cease to be the majority.
But, we go forward, doing the right thing because IT IS the right thing.
Think about our goals to explore space. There have been 18 deaths associated with space exploration. We have spent just over $400 billion. And at every juncture--from beginning to end--I'd be willing to bet there were naysayers. "It'll cost too much!" "It's too dangerous!" "What if it fails?!?"
We cannot let fear or uncertainty keep us from doing what is right.