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Published: Friday, March 14 2014 4:10 p.m. MDT

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Houston, TX

I just had a wonderful idea. Discontinue deportation of illegal aliens. Charge them a massive fine, with high penalty and interest. Then assign the IRS to collect the ever growing bill.

Matthew 18:34 "And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him."

They will be fleeing back across the border as fast as they can.

Salt Lake City, UT

The problem is that corrupt government personnel are disregarding the laws of the land, as are illegal aliens themselves. Make no mistake about it: persons who claim that immigration law should not be enforced -- that deportations should stop -- are in the wrong. If they say enforcing U.S. immigration law is immoral, then they are telling a falsehood. Parties with selfish agendas are the ones basically suggesting that illegal aliens should have immunity at the law. It is NOT right.

Salt Lake City, UT

"can conduct enforcement more humanely within the confines of the law."

A specious notion. What this really means is virtual non-enforcement of immigration law, but taken to an even greater extreme (see? I can use that word, too) than what we already have now, as Sen. Session explained.

The central lie at the core of the above notion is that deportation is inhumane at all. Sending a person home to his lawful country of residence may result in disappointment or inconvenience, but it is not inhumane. The various, anti-American subversives and propagandists who seek to virtually abolish enforcement of U.S. immigration law understand that if they can convince their fellow Americans that deportatino is inhumane or impossible, they have won.

What IS inhumane is teaching children that the dishonest, illegal lifestyle of their parents is acceptable and that such a lifestyle eventually will be rewarded.

There is no valid justification for granting the rare prize of U.S. residency to persons who have a basic disdain for this nation and its laws. It would be flagrantly unfair and would be bad for the unity, integrity, well-being, and viabiblity of the country.

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