President Barack Obama--who oversees both the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security--said in a speech at the White House on Thursday that it does not make sense to have 11 million people in the United States “illegally.” The president said that the people "illegally" in the United States need to be given an “incentive” to stay here and become what he called “legalized citizens.” “It doesn’t make sense to have 11 million people who are in this country illegally without any incentive or any way for them to come out of the shadows, get right with the law,
We all know the government screws up any endeavor besides military that it attempts, So here´s an idea with a double benefit: Bounty Hunters collect illegals and get paid per head when dropped off at border. They get the right to shoot to kill illegals that resist. A lot of jobs will be created, we get rid of illegals.
What part of illegal is it so difficult for people to understand ??? They broke the law just by coming here, why in the world would we want to reward that type of behavior!! Stay home and fix your own darn country.
A friend is a Canadian citizen living in this country for 40+ years. Her children are U.S. Citizens as well as her husband. A number of years ago...more than 10...she started the process to gain U.S. Citizenship. She progressed well and then her husband took a short assignment for his job to open a branch of his company in Canada. They lived in Canada about 3 years maintaining their home and paying taxes in the U.S. The immigration service told her she would have to begin the whole process over again. No amnesty for her! You would have to combine the vision of George Orwell and fantasy of Lewis Carroll to describe today´s America. Thank you liberals. As Charles Krauthammer said in his transition from left to right, "when the medicine is killing the patient, it is time to stop giving the medicine" .
#4 we took that chance in 1986 under Reagan. It went badly; no more "give hope a chance". Deportation for illegal immigration IS THE LAW OF THE LAND. We need to defund the illegals and not delay their deportations.
Close the border first, and prove that nobody is coming through for at least a year. Then screen everyone that wants to become a citizen. If they have broken any other laws, send them out. Gradually the others can be given citizenship, but they can´t vote for at least 10 years.
To all deportion proponents, go ahead. Start the process of deporting 11 million people. Figure out the logistics. Get back to me when you have a plan. In the meantime, let´s realize that we let them break the law with our lack of enforcement. Legalize the working ones in some way, deport the criminals and close the border ASAP.
@20 "let´s realize that we let them break the law with our lack of enforcement."
So WE are responsible for foreign nationals sneaking into our country without any legal documentation? WE are responsible for the identity theft, abuse of our SSI, welfare system, education system and every other system they abuse? WE are responsible for billions of untaxed dollars being transferred out of our economy, while we still send foreign aid to these same countries? And WE are responsible for breaking up families if the parents are deported and abandon their children here instead of taking them back to their countries of origination? WE certainly are stupid, aren´t WE?
#20, illegal immigration and using fraudulent government documents are crimes.
We could solve the much of the immigration problem quickly and cheaply. Have the IRS check Tax ID numbers on W-2´s with the Social Security Administration. If there is a mismatch notify the employer and the employee that the employee cannot continue working and will be deported.
You can´t solve a problem if you don´t put disincentives in place, and one good one is to deport those who are here illegally. Start deporting illegals and their families. Other illegals will begin to go home rather than wait for deportation, knowing they will not be able to take anything with them. New illegal entrants will not be so quick to pay large sums of money to coyotes to sneak in. Round up the coyotes who bring them in. Beef up border guards.
I jumped through all those immigration hoops making me a legal resident of the US and later went through the citizenship process and I strongly resent the kid-glove treatment given to illegals who scrounge off the tax dollars I legally pay--and the employers who grow rich hiring them at low pay--they need to be prosecuted too.
We would need to start enforcing the laws as written in a very public way, including Title 8 Section 1325 of The United States Code subsection D. What´s that you ask, here:
(d) Immigration-related entrepreneurship fraud Any individual who knowingly establishes a commercial enterprise for the purpose of evading any provision of the immigration laws shall be imprisoned for not more than 5 years, fined in accordance with title 18, or both.
Would this not encompass both the "immigration lawyer" telling them how to avoid the law and rights groups such as La Raza who also lead others to believe they can ignore any laws they don´t feel like following.
What about tax preparers who help illegal invaders claim EITC benefits for which they are not qualified?
After about 200 to 300 very public deportations, including their co-conspirators, the rest will self-deport in the hope that they might come back "legally" (at least more or less complying with the law).
Why is it fair to give advantage to LAW BREAKERS over those people who are trying to do it legally?
Why is it fair to people whose wages are held artificially low because someone who is here ILLEGALLY will work for less?
Why is it fair that people who pay taxes have to support ILLEGALS through increased school taxes, outright welfare cash payments, etc... - to the detriment of other deserving poor who are here legally?
And why is it fair to privilege ILLEGALS who are only here because their impoverished country benefits from the lax border control of their northern neighbor and the intent of dems to gain voters - to the detriment of people who are not geographically advantaged?
We could do worse, much worse (and in fact ARE doing far worse) than follow the lead of a country that has an eminently sensible set of immigration laws, which, in a nutshell, specify that non-citizens must: -- be in the country legally; -- have the means to sustain themselves economically; -- not be burdens on society; -- be of economic and social benefit to society; -- be of good character and have no criminal records; and -- contribute to the general well-being of the nation.
The laws also specify that: -- immigration authorities have a record of each foreign visitor; -- foreign visitors must not violate their visa status; -- foreign visitors are banned from interfering in the country’s internal politics; -- foreign visitors who enter under false pretenses will be imprisoned or deported; -- foreign visitors who violate the terms of their entry will be imprisoned or deported; and -- any persons who facilitate illegal immigration will be imprisoned.
Anyone care to hazard a guess as to the name of this most enlightened country? Hint: It starts with "M," and it ain´t Mozambique.
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