What could be a more simple solution to the illegal alien problem than this - enforce the law.
One solution proffered in the avalanche of ideas would have an illegal who can prove he or she has been in America for two years would be allowed to stay. Thus - if one can prove one broke the law for two years, one is protected under the new law.
And so, on and on it goes.
There are laws in this country that address a variety of human situations. All persons in this country are held to obey those laws.
What is the problem?
As has been pointed out, there should be no problem in removing 12 million or so people who are in our country illegally.
And let's not beat about the bush. They should be removed.
Those who aid and abet them, regardless of motive, are breaking the law. And this includes lawmakers who want to turn their eyes from the problem.
These invaders are not "illegal immigrants." They are illegal aliens. Make no mistake about it. These people intend - for those who plan to stay - to begin their lives in America as criminals.
The arguments against heaving them out are endless. It would be too much work. It would disrupt their lives. It would deprive businessmen of what amounts to near-slave labor. It would be cruel. How about the children who are American citizens?
Lawbreakers are punished. It is always disruptive to them. It is cruel. But it is a fact of life.
I do not accept that children born of aliens here illegally are citizens. It has been settled law since 1898 that children born of non-citizen parents who are in the U.S. LEGALLY are citizens. That case did not address the fact of a foreigner here illegally.
So, in my judgment, children born here of illegals are NOT citizens and we should have a constitutional amendment explicitly stating this.
One cannot get good fruit from a bad tree.
This country processed something like 13 million people into the armed forces in the years 1942, 1943, 1944 and part of 1945.
Not only that, these soldiers and sailors were fed, housed, clothed, transported and given medical care.
There were no computers in those days. The technology of the present would facilitate the right and proper and legally urgent thing to do.
One definition of a country is that it is a political entity with boundaries. Our southern border is, for all practical purposes, non-existent.
No one enjoys the fact that others in this world have lives on an economic scale far below the standard we enjoy. But it is not the duty of America to lift them up, particularly if they choose an illegal method of getting here.
If Mexico - wealthy in so many ways with oil, minerals, etc. - cannot run its economy to provide for all its people, it certainly is not the duty of the U.S. to do so.
Some bishops of a certain religion who blubber about the plight of the poor aliens but demonstrably have turned a blind eye to the homosexual rapists whom they protect, recommend and urge breaking the law.
How to stop it?
Make it a felony to hire an illegal alien.
Do not allow anyone to send money out of the country unless he or she can prove they are an American citizen or are documented.
Do not allow any help form an emergency room or other advantage without proof of citizenship or documentation.
Once these avenues are cut off they'll start leaving in droves. If not, expel them.
I will go further and give notice to those who come here legally and want to be part of us this argument -
"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any person because of creed, or birthplace, or origin.
"But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American . . . There can be no divided allegiance here. Anyone who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all.
"We have room for but one flag, the American flag . . . We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language . . . and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
Not my words. These words were spoken by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1907.
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