RE: TatorsYou and everyone else who keeps referring to this
"legal process" or "waiting line" to become US Citizens are very
naive. True, people from Mexico can apply and wait twenty years to get a
greencard, IF they have a family member making enough money to SPONSOR them.
But, the majority of undocumented people in the US have no other way to come
here than to break in. They are not simply choosing the illegal route to
"save time," as you say. Go to the USCIS website and try to find a way
for someone to come here who's not a millionaire, well-financed student,
etc. Not that this changes your Republican/libertarian minds. I just wanted your
rude opinions to be better informed.
RE: Prelax"...as Obama has already gave family members
waivers."I really think it's important that you people
assimilate to the United States and learn our English language.
Biggest complaints for the huge majority of the illegal--not the severely
criminal or terrorist--immigrant: (1) the jobs they take away from citizens (2)
their breaking of the law (3)their negative impact on the economy (4) the money
they send out of the country. #1 needs a bit of questioning: do they take jobs,
or because they're here, add the need for more services? #2--do any of the
ideas for 'punishing' the 'criminal' really fit the nature
and severity of the crime? #3 is questionable on its face--more worker/spenders,
the more stable the economy (4) that's the biggest in my humble opinion,
and also the most ignored. Why don't we impose HUGE excise taxes on
illegals to keep most of the money here? No one's ever even proposed that.
For generations, one side of the Republican Party has gone out of its way to
make sure companies who hire illegal immigrants have penalties that are little
more than a slap on the wrist. They want that source of cheap of labor.
Meanwhile, another wing is using immigration as a "wedge issue" to drum
up electoral support from angry and frightened whites. Isn't it time to set
this aside and come up with a workable system?
Why do so few report that the illegals have left their elderly, ill and disabled
back in their home country to figure out how to survive. Is that keeping their
families together? Those who come to America use the family example of staying
together so that they can also have their extended families join them for the
freebies here. Why can't they make a living in their home country? We are
too generous with them. They come here, steal identities and every other
freebie they can get. They need to be shipped back to their home country to
join their elderly, ill and disabled, so they can be a whole family. Many do
not want citizenship, just money to send back to their family in their home
"The majority of all Americans want deportation according to Reuters.
"There are knee-jerk reactions and then there are common sense
approaches.Most reasonable people would make a distinction between a
19 year old guy who came across the border last year to pick lettuce and a guy
who came 30 years ago at 19, now owns a house, cars a business and has a
family.This is the guy you want to deport? You want to deport 11
million people? Seriously? That makes sense to some?The first step
is to make HUGE, likely enforced penalties for hiring an illegal worker. Even
to work in your yard. Give Walmart the tools to police themselves and then hit
them hard when they violate the law.If jobs are not available in the
US, a fence is not needed.
@Fitness Freak: Spot on!!The only people who are making the decision
to separate the families are the families. What ever happened to taking
responsibility for our choices?Identity theft is just the tip of the
iceberg.What stuns me is that some of these illegals are ordained as
bishop's in the LDS church. I have a very difficult time wrapping my arms
around that one.
The argument of family is irrelevant, as Obama has already gave family members
waivers. "The purpose of American immigration laws and policies
is not to be either humane or inhumane to illegal immigrants. The purpose of
immigration laws and policies is to serve the national interest of this country.
There is no inherent right to come live in the United States, in disregard of
whether the American people want you here. Nor does the passage of time confer
any such right retroactively."--Thomas SowellThe majority of all
Americans want deportation according to Reuters. Churches need to
stop backing dishonest business and their use of cheap labor. Their war against
America's workers and poor needs to stop.
Republicans are starting to cave in against past platform principles for
political expediency. It's rather sad that they are selling out for
votes.One of the worst side effects of offering amnesty is that it will
very much encourage other wanna-be immigrants to skip the legal process and save
time by just sneaking across the border, just like the illegals this article is
talking about. In time, all gets forgiven by soft hearted Americans, who are
actually just all biding for the Hispanic vote.Seriously, why are we
building border fences if we are just going to allow anyone who sneaks in to
have citizenship anyway? It makes no sense. The fence is built to stand for law,
but those who sneak around the fence are becoming exempt from the law. No sense
at all.Rule of Law should stand for something. In this case, it apparently
stands for, "just forget about our long-standing laws and give me your
votes". In essence we are selling our American way of life to anyone,
especially illegals, who will give their votes.
I hope the value of being honest are the values you are talking about. Identity theft is not a virtue.Welcome to all immigrants
that come in the front door.I am a first generation American.
Agreed. Keep the family together. Return to your homeland, get in line (like
everyone is supposed to).We'll let you know when its your turn.
Just hope that no one else butts in line in front of you like you did to the
ones STILL waiting their turn. "cjb" If you mean I should
teach my family the "value" of breaking the law - then no, I'm not
interested in teaching them those "family values".
Here is a chance for Republicans to prove that they really are the party of
Faiths favor path to citizenship...Another prime example of why
"separation of Church and State" are so essential.
That's almost a good analogy, but the banks are the ones stealing from
America and Americans.
@Chris B...but only if they are robbing banks Americans won't rob.
We should also create a way for bank robbers to keep the money they steal, like
if they join the military or go to college. Then they should be able to keep
what they've stolen. Brilliant idea.