If illegal immigration has slowed to a trickle, I've gotta wonder whether
that's due to the poor economy or due to the Obama administration deporting
so many (or both).Regardless, there has to be a solution between the
extreme views of the bleeding heart liberals and the hard core right-wing
"deport 'em all" crowd, neither of which are grounded in
reality.I'm beginning to lean toward a solution that includes
two principles: a) absolutely no path to citizenship for anyone who came here in
violation of our immigration laws regardless of age and b) a simple path to
legal resident status for those who have been here enough time that they and/or
their children are integrated into society, are not a drain on entitlement
programs, and have no criminal record.
The border will not be strengthened. "High priority" areas will get all
the money, leaving most of the border unprotected. E-verify stops when the bill
is signed. It's replacement will start up in several years. There is no
enforcement in the bill. It's going to flood us with 11-18
"legalized residents" 2-3 million more work visas, including one that
allows any business to hire a foreign citizen if they feel Americans can't
do the job (w visa). Under Reagan, it was suppose to be 1 million, but ended up
as 3 million. From these stories you can see that once the gate is open, it will
never be stopped, we could end up with 20-30 million. America has been sold out.
One of the deported persons in th this story was convicted of grand theft auto
and claims he's just a beach boy doing American things. Hardly! Then admits
he's considering paying big bucks to illegally buy some American's
identity,with no regard for the hell that he will make of their life. Is this
story supposed to make us pity these illegal aliens? If so, it's not
working. If anything, the proposed legislation is still too inclusive. It's
still allowing too many questionable illegal immigrants to stay in somewhat
rewarding and almost encouraging illegal behavior.
"With net immigration from Mexico near zero, the number who came to the U.S.
since January 2012 is believed to be relatively small, possibly a few hundred
thousand."---------------I **love** the very
slippery terminology used here.First, let's start with the term
"net immigration". One doesn't know if we're talking about
legal or illegal immigration. Though, since the rest of the article references
strictly immigration of the illegal sort, let's presume that is what is
meant.Next, let's focus on the terms "near zero" and
"relatively small", that are concluded with a more concrete term of
"a few **hundred thousand**". If we were to use the typical
interpretation of "a few" as being at least three, then the likely
meaning of "net immigration" is **at least** 300,000 people entered the
country **illegally** since 01/2012.At that rate, we'd
**double** the current number of 11-12 Million illegal immigrants in about the
same amount of time it took to accumulate the current total after the last big
amnesty push during Reagan's term, in 1986.When put in those
terms, that doesn't seem like a "relatively small" number at all.
If Congress passes this bill is will terribly expensive for all of us legal
Americans that will be paying for it.Without going detail, there is
a LOT in the bill that will be expensive. Social costs, including Obamacare for
25 million new low income individuals is just one of the major expenses.Those LEGAL Americans living in other parts of the U.S. should email or
call their Congress and Senators to ask them why they don't protect the
interests of legal Americans first, before the "freebies" to illegal
The headline has it sort of right.The "some" that are
overlooked are us LEGAL citizens who get stuck with the bill for the giveaways
to illegal trespassers.
Pardon me, AP; your bias is showing.Note that when they quote the
source from the Center for Immigration Studies, they add the descriptive
statement, “who supports restrictive policies.”Yet when
they quote the source from the American Immigration Lawyers Association, there
is no warning about that group’s position.Why is that?
Those who lost jobs to illegal labor and had to move away from family were left
out. People who had ids stolen were left out, same with the adults and children
who had their social security number stolen. Left out was the taxpayers, that
will have to subsidize the biggest immigration and visa program ever seen. I see a flood of people claiming to be eligible flooding our courts,
until government gives in like they did in the 90's rolling amnesties. Only business and the people who come here illegally will profit. This
time in history, immigration is a pox upon the land. We need lower numbers that
match our economy.