The key problem of Mercedes' article is that by comparing only the length
of punishments, it fails to take into account the severity of what the actual
punishments are.Those who violate our nation's immigration laws
are punished in a way that prevents them from benefiting from their illegal act.
They are removed from the country, sent back to their home country and
prevented from returning for a period of time, during which they are free to
pursue life's opportunities in their home country.Compare that
to someone who commits another crime and is locked up in a cell for 5.8 years,
during which time their freedoms are severely restricted.How is
spending 10 years living a normal life in your home country more severe than
spending 5.8 years locked up in a prison?
This is truly an amazing article! A newspaper actually admits illegal
immigration is crimina;! What a breakthrough!As for the Barbours,
there are consequences for breaking the law.If the punishments are
harsher than sex trafficing, then the sex trafficing penalties need to be
Each day, each month, each year millions of the unborn are smuggled into America
by parents, taking advantage of an archaic law mauled and badly interpreted by
the courts. The BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP LAW corrects this massive problem by
making it mandatory, that only parents who hold citizenship gain citizenship for
their child. The baby is used as an unethical fulcrum so the mother can settle
here. It is a financial negative that is costing each state huge red ink
deficits in their general fund.
The laws punishing those who come here illegally are deterrents. In 1996 in
order to get NAFTA passed, laws were made, and we were promised that illegal
immigration would stop. Mexico also pledged to stop it on their side, and have
failed to live up to their promises. We have seen the out flow of business to
Mexico, and it becoming the 13th largest economy in the world. But is America
aware that we allow almost 900,000 NAFTA workers here each year on work visas.
These visas are beside those already given for agriculture, etc. I
think we can figure out that the crime separated the family, not the law. The
spouse could move to Mexico, that's an easy fix. Besides coming here
illegally a person working here commits id theft, social security fraud, and
perjury (i-9 form). That would get an American citizen locked up for years. With 12 million people here illegally (illegal immigration is up) these
deterrents are not working, and we need tougher laws, or end NAFTA. Mexico has
22.7 deaths (homicide) per 1,000. They are close to average. A couple of states
in Mexico are higher. Look it up.
I just noticed the article claims it's a 20 year penalty for entering the
country. That's not true. After staying here illegally they are blocked for
3 years, after a year, 10 years.It states both numbers 20 and 10, 10
is the correct number. I don't know where the 20 came from.