Don’t be fooled by Gang of 8’s plan to reform immigration again
Don’t be fooled by the Gang of 8 plan to reform immigration
It’s 1986 again and we’re about to go down the same road as before and the outcome will be worse than you can imagine.
Just as before, the promise of securing the boarder will not happen and we will end up legalizing millions of illegals again.
By the way, those 11 million here illegally is really more like 20 million. Think about it, 11 million has been the quoted number for at least eight to ten years. Do you really believe that that number has not increased far beyond 11 million in that amount of time?
Liberals say the only crime they committed is entering our country illegally to find work to feed their families. Think about that as well. The vast majority of illegals have stolen some American’s identity or bought forged papers in order to find a job and to access the vast welfare system. Both are felonies that, if you did the same, would land you in jail.
Mass deportation does not seem reasonable or possible, for that matter. However, some immediate deportation is possible. Why not deport all illegals currently incarnated at the local, state and federal level? This is doable and should be one of our first priorities.
Actually securing the boarder should likewise be at the top of the list. Border security should be separated from the proposed immigration reform plan. What is the argument for not securing the border first? Has anyone offered a rationale for granting some form of legal status before we can stop the flow of illegals, human traffickers and drug running?
If we are serious about solving this problem as soon as possible, why not mobilize the National Guard in all the border states to support the Border Patrol?
This would be a temporary mobilization while the double fence is constructed (where possible) and where other locations could be monitored by drones and other electronic devices.
It’s important to note that mobilization of the Guard should be funded by the federal government rather than the state since this is an issue of national security. While this is being done, Congress would have ample opportunity to craft a reform of the immigration system.
We should not have to pass the law in order to find out what’s in it (sound familiar?). My concern is what’s in the details of the rest of the plan.
Let’s say that the Gang of Eight idea is passed into law. Since the law intends to instantaneously grant “protection” for illegals to stay here, what happens to those crossing the border illegally each and every day? And what about those that breech the border in the months and years ahead while the border is being secured?
Do these folks get to stay as well? Has anyone asked that question?
Also, look at the laundry list of things illegals must do before they can apply for citizenship. Does anyone really believe that illegals who are now able to stay in the U.S. in their “limbo” state will ever seriously want to become U.S. citizens? Guess again.
Numerous polls over the years clearly show that illegals are not interested in becoming U.S. citizens. They just want to work and send money home so that one day, they will return to their home country, quite a bit better off.
The fact that illegals send approximately $20 billion a year back to Mexico (while they receive welfare benefits here) suggests they do not intend to make the U.S. their permanent home.
Finally, you should know that at least three major labor unions have now come out against the Gang of 8 plan and you should also know that the Border Patrol union is currently suing ICE for instituting polices that prevent Border Patrol agents enforcing federal laws concerning the apprehension of illegal immigrants.
Don’t fall for all this BS again.
Peachtree City, Ga.