@Kalindra:"The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, a.k.a
Public Law 99-603."No, no. Copy/paste the pertinent
verbiage."The Constitution gives Congress the power "To
establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization,"True. And it does
not say the Congress can delegate modification of the law. Any law."Nowhere in the Constitution does it say the implementation of that rule
cannot be delegated..."True. In fact, the Constitution says the
president shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed... There is no
authorization to change the law. 'Amnesty' is a change."...and the Constitution makes no mention of immigration."True... especially in Article II. 'Naturalize' in Article I
involves immigration."All illegal immigrants are not similarly
situated - some have been here longer, some have legal spouses or
children..."They're all illegal."Three or
more people are not similarly situated to two people, children are not similarly
situated to adults, relatives are not similarly situated to legal strangers.
These are very basic legal concepts."Two people of the same sex
are not 'similarly situated' regarding marriage. I could point out
the differences but DN moderators would deny.
Can any one of you cite which immigration laws the Obama administration is not
enforcing? Reading your comments reveals that you have little, if any,
understanding of U.S. immigration laws. Instead, you would rather parrot the
talking points of political leaders and pundits that suit your dislike for the
current administration. Whether you believe it or not, deportation continues
apace. The problems facing this adminstration are the exact same facing the
previous several, and so far nobody in Washington has come up with a solution.
The "flood" of children on the Southern border is a but a drop in the
bucket of the total problem and, by the way, is the result of policies that have
been in place long before Obama became president.
Since when is it Congress's job to re-write existing laws, when a solid
majority of their constituents don't want them re-writting?The
one person who has a job and who isn't doing it is the person who is sworn
to faithfully execute the laws of the United States, and who doesn't want
to, and so isn't. We the people have decided to allow this
many people to move to our country, and no more. This is little different than
the people of a town deciding to allow only so much development, so
infrastructure, schools, and social resources aren't overburdened. We
expect the laws we chose to be governed by to be enforced, not ignored.
@ FT:You have a habit and history of making unsubstantiated and
rebarbative statements about Republicans using this comment platform. In this
particular case, who is the current GOP leader advocating self-deportation and
when and where did this supposed advocation happen?You also
referenced a previous "worthless bill" passed by the GOP. Which bill are
you referring to? In answer to your question as to why don't they do it...
Well, they have don't need to. Democrats seem to already be taking care of
that end of things. For verification, please reference the actions and/or lack
of actions of Harry Reid throughout this legislative session.
The GOP's ad hoc leader advocates self deportation. Why don't the
Republicans in the house just pass another worthless bill and vot to have all
the illegals just leave on their own?
Are we being betrayed by our political leaders?
@ Eliyahu:Where in the Constitution is the totally misused and
misapplied Anchor-Baby law?It was a law created after the Civil War to
allow the children of slaves (who themselves weren't legal citizens) to
finally start becoming citizens. And it served that purpose. The trouble is, it
was written somewhat ambiguously and has become misunderstood and misused to a
great extent. Anyone who takes time to actually read the law will understand
exactly what I'm saying. The law only needs to be clarified
back to it's original meaning... not changed. It has allowed millions of
children to unlawfully become USA citizens. Thus, the incentive to sneak across
the border long enough to give birth continues. It's actually ridiculous
how badly it's become misinterpreted, misunderstood and misapplied. House Republicans have said for years that once the administration gets
the border secure, as legally called out and required the last time amnesty was
granted about 30 years ago, then they will actually start discussing some sort
of immigration reform. But not until then. Obama is proving he can't be
trusted and isn't even capable of securing our border... the very basis of
As a citizen of USA, I am concern that No Law will be respected by the people
since those ones continues their lawless actions like current president in the
white house. What currently called "comprehensive solution" from us
senate is simply a vote-buying action plan from D party. It’s a bribe, not
a solution this nation needed.
Actually enforcing "Laws"? Are you serious? That's just as
ridiculous as making someone have ID when they are going to vote. Like why would
someone have to prove they are able to vote? Racist of course!Current immigration laws are like gun laws. IF we just make a bunch of tough
laws then that means criminals and illegals will start following them.Oh wait...
Washington's Insidious Immigration Reform Scam - Profitized Abuse Of Human
Beings By all rights Washington's immigration "reform"
that does not address the root cause of illegal immigration should be dead. In fact I am glad it is dead. It gives me hope that more Americans are
becoming aware of this decades-old abusive scam of not only themselves but the
undocumented too.This Washington mess is about a continuous supply
of labor, crony remittances and billions of US tax dollars glad-handed over as
border security boodle.
The chaos at the border was not by President Obama. It was created by the
Congress doing nothing. It was created by wrong information from
money-hungry people. Many Americans break laws. You do not pay taxes,
denounce people who are in their way,and much more. America needs to
stand up and act. Do not complain and seek excuses. The Congress is
afraid of a vote. Very , very sad. I read and hear ONLY WORDS. Action the country needs
Obama has not been willing to negotiate with the House. Harry Reid has played
hardball, partisan politics. Obama's ultra liberal and extreme partisan
immigration legislation guide John Podesta is encouraging Obama to score points
by picking a fight with Congress. John Podesta is perhaps the worst possible
person to bring bi-partisan solutions to the table. Obama, Reid and the host of
liberals are not trustworthy in my humble opinion so working to solve the
immigration problem is sacrificed for political poinst mostly for the President.
@EliyahuThe Founding Fathers had nothing to do with "anchor
babies". It was the 14th amendment that provided a way for children of
slaves to have citizenship after the civil war. We no longer need it.
What in Tucket?"I like the 'Dream' act and hope something
like it will come forth. We can't put this off forever."I
like the dream act as well. It's called... if you wanna come here, fill out
the necessary immigration papers, get in line, and wait your turn.Perhaps the reason Barack Hussein Obama won't enforce our immigration
laws is because he had an undocumented aunt who should have been deported but he
refused to send her back to her native country.
There are plenty of jobs for Mexicans in their own country. They simple come
here for their own personal wealth.
May our liberal Obama voters get what they voted for.Don't
complain folks! It was your votes!
Eliyahu: "...And the biggest impediment to "returning illegal border
crossers to their homeland immediately" is the logistics..."Amazing that somehow we find the government resources (taxpayer money) to feed
and house illegals and give them transportation (plane, bus, train tickets) to
various cities throughout the U.S., yet sending them home (in some cases
actually a shorter distance) is somehow...too expensive.Give me a
break. Yet another lame excuse for not faithfully executing the laws of this
It is simply interesting that we are told to obey the law of the land, except in
I thought the House presented an immigration bill to the Senate and Harry
refused to even discuss it. I like the "Dream" act and hope somehthing
like it will come forth. We can't put this off forever.
@DN subscriber:Getting rid of "anchor babies" would require
a constitutional amendment. The same founding fathers who decided that we all
have the right to bear arms also decided that anyone born in the US is
automatically a citizen. It's not how it's done in most other
countries, but unless and until we change the Constitution, it's the law.
And the biggest impediment to "returning illegal border crossers
to their homeland immediately" is the logistics of removing eleven million
people from the US, as well as the social and economic impact of doing so.
Imagine the impact of four or five million vacant homes and apartments, millions
of low-paying jobs unfilled, millions of fewer people buying from stores, and
millions of empty seats in schools that are funded based upon enrollment. As always, complex problems will usually have a lot of simple and
easy-to-understand wrong answers.
Nothing. We haven't had immigration reform for the past 30 years. Why
would it be any different now, especially with the laziest Congress in U.S.
The last thing we need is some kind of "comprehensive reform" that is
aimed at granting amnesty to millions of people who broke our laws in exchange
for some vague promises of border enforcement that Obama has no intention of
keeping.Obama blames Congress (only the House, he doesn't seem
to mind the Harry Reid controlled Senate that blocks everything the House
proposes) for not falling for his latest "bait and switch" immigration
proposals. Congress has done plenty to try and fix this problem. In his mind
they have "done nothing" because they won't rubber stamp everything
he wants.We can't trust this president to do his job and
enforce our laws. Period. Why would we give him any more power to invite even
more illegals into this country? Sure, they will probably vote Democrat, but
this invasion of cheap labor is ruining it for the middle class. I guess it is
party first, country second with Obama.
The solution is simple. Quit whining and trying to make new immigration laws to
solve a problem that would not exist if we just uphold the immigration laws
@DN. What a novel idea and I concur completely. Enforcement in its entirety
might just work. Obvious it hasn't end tried.
"comprehensive immigration reform"That is the problem. pass
several bills that solve many of the major problems. That would pass, or at
least most of them. Trying to pass everyone's ideal, isn't ever going
to happen. Take it a piece at a time.
Piling more excuses, extensions, waivers and exemptions to enforcement of our
immigration laws solves nothing. It creates de facto amnesty for anyone who
wants to come here illegally, and encourages hundreds of thousands more to break
the law and not bother with the legal immigration process.There are
two things that need to be changed immediately.1- Enforce our current laws
to the full extent Congress intended.2- Repeal all provisions for deferred
action, "anchor babies" and any other impediments to returning illegal
border crossers to their homeland immediately.Either we have and use
our generous legal immigration process for people who want to come here or we
surrender the concept of the rule of law not just on immigration but every
single law on the books, federal, state and local. Deliberate
failure to enforce laws is just as bad as breaking them, be it a local cop, a
Border Patrol agent, the Attorney General, HHS or DHS Secretary, or the
President of the United States.Legal immigration or anarchy. Which
will we tolerate? And for what reasons?
Well, Obama needs to be stopped. Look at the mess he created at the border with
his deferred action program.The House needs to step in with emergency
legislation to make sure those children are sent home.And Obama's
threats to do amnesty by fiat need to be stopped as well.I would like to
see the House present an enforcement bill similar to the one they did in 2005 -
HB4437.Amnesty must be avoided at all costs; it only encourages people to
come here illegally.And, as LBJ put it in 1965, "The days of unlimited
immigration are past." (I guess Obama didn't get the memo.)
Two out of three people in recent polls want less legal immigration, and
enforcement of our immigration laws. The politicians need to listen
to the people and not special interest groups and business lobbyists.