Immigration Reform - And Response

Thursday, May 23, 2013

We do not have to pander to those in our country who were not invited and made their way here on their own. They are here against our laws that are already on the books which are not enforced. 

They do not have negotiation rights to dictate to the United States government nor does our government have the right to pick and choose which laws are to be enforced or ignored so as to pander to a specific group of people. 

They do not nor should have access to the benefits and services which should be reserved for our citizens.

If those citizens who are reliant upon the benevolence of the United States understood the untold burden placed on the system which then limits their benefits they would be up in arms.

Hey, here’s an idea, let’s deduct what illegals siphon off the welfare systems from the over $269 billion that our government sends to our “friends” south of the border in foreign aid since they should be the responsible for their people.

All thought the 14th Amendment grants the right of citizenship to those born in our country the intent was focused on blacks and indians and was not to be extended to foreigners who have not gone thru the legal process of naturalization.

Congress needs to amend the 14th Amendment clarifying and excluding those born to foreign nationals doing what every other civilized country does to guard their sovereignty. 

What needs to happen is a mandate is made that all undocumented

 people are given 30-60 days in which they must register at a US Post Office (no more of a hardship than that asked of 18 year olds that must register with Selective Services) at which time they are fingerprinted and photographed and given a temporary  ID card. Shouldn’t be a problem if they have nothing to hide. It would then be the responsibility of the government to then run the fingerprints and names to then figure out who have further violated our laws and immediately return them to their home country. No more of a problem than that which they are trying to implement against law abiding gun owners.

At the end of such period any one caught without a ID card would then immediately be deported to their home country with a deduction made from the foreign graft (aid) given to that country.

The incentive to register (other than deportation) would be that applications for citizenship (based upon common sense quotas) would be on a first registered / first applied for citizenship after those who are all ready legally applied for and in the system. 

Makes sense to me, but then who am I?

Jay Reed
Falling Water

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Mr. Reed, the problem that I see with your reasoning is that it makes sense, common sense, which our elected officials in Washington do not have. They would rather pad their votes and pocket books than stand up for the American citizens.

It makes no sense that law enforcement will arrest the people smuggling the illegal aliens, but if the illegal aliens make it in without getting caught then our legislators give them benefits that they do not deserve.

And you are right about the foreign graft (aid). This lie about helping other countries with money and support is a joke. There are only a few countries in the world that even like us, let alone support us. The founding fathers of this country would be classified as terrorists today and they would probably ask, Just what the heck is going on.

Glen Pope
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