Explain to me why we are detaining people for a year?BIA hearings ought to
wrap up in a matter of minutes. You either have papers or you don't.Your visa is either valid or expired.How hard is that?We've
made this more complicated than it should be by granting individual amnesty
based on frivolous information about how long they have been here, whether they
speak English, the status of other family members, whether they have a job
(illegally), where other family members are at the time, who they are caregivers
for...rather than simply establishing the facts of the case. If there are
extenuating circumstances they can be aired via video conference FROM THE
EMBASSY in their home country.Giving them free immigration court
representation is a serious case of the tail wagging the dog, something that has
helped create this illegal alien mess in the first place.
Since the majority of American citizens want illegal aliens deported, it
doesn't make sense that American taxpayers should now have to foot the bill
for those same illegal immigrants to fight their mostly inevitable deportations.
I agree with the above comment that deportation proceedings should
be expedited and not drug out over months or longer. It's not rocket
science to determine if someone is in our country illegally or not. Lawyers
often muddy the waters with their attempts at finding and trying to use
loopholes to skirt the basic premise of our immigration laws. The longer the
delays they cause, the more taxpayer money they receive. Knowing
that they will now receive free (at least to them) legal representation that
will increase their odds of staying, more illegal aliens will now be willing to
risk the attempt at coming here illegally. Sadly, this new law will actually
provide additional incentive for illegal behavior.
Other sources report the Senate bill provides 150 million for lawyers, and 150
million for pro-illegal groups like LaRaza.Americans are really
getting the shaft. Vernon Briggs, a Cornell University labor
economics professor stated: "The toleration of illegal immigration
undermines all of our labor; it rips at the social fabric. It's a race to
the bottom. The one who plays by the rules is penalized... a guest worker
program guarantees wages will never go up, and there is no way American citizens
can compete with guest workers."