Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Proposal for Immigration Reform

It is impossible to calculate (or even estimate) the overwhelming costs associated with the steady influx of illegal aliens crossing our borders every day. They tax our court and criminal justice system and drive up the cost of our welfare and health care costs.

They are here illegally. I-L-L-E-G-A-L. They are lawbreakers, and should be treated as such. Many of my ancestors were immigrants. They came here legally. L-E-G-A-L. Regardless of whatever propaganda exists today, there is absolutely no reason to confuse the two. Do you understand the difference?

President Bush has suggested that we weaken immigration laws. What is there to weaken? We don't enforce the laws already on the books. Our borders are porous.

Therefore, I suggest that we do the following to eliminate this problem:

  1. Seal the border. The success of the Minuteman Project cannot last indefinitely. Congress needs to ensure that enough border patrol agents exist along the border to cover it. There should be a review of the effectiveness the border patrol along each 20 mile stretch, and add agents where necessary.
  2. Don't let them in when you catch them. Detainees should be immediately deported.
  3. Catch illegals already in the country. Any time a government agency becomes aware of an illegal immigrant in the country, they should be turned over to the immegration service and immediately deported.
  4. Enact harsh criminal penalties for employers that hire illegals. If illegals don't have a place to work, they will have to leave.
  5. Maintain a list of who you catch. No one caught here illegally can apply for U.S. citizenship for a period of 10 years following the last offense.
Since I believe it is possible that there are some jobs that no American wants, we should establish a guest-worker program as follows:
  1. Workers from other countries can apply for the guest worker program, but only if they do not currently reside in the U.S.
  2. No illegal that has been caught can be a guest worker for the period of 10 years following the last offense.
  3. Potential employees with U.S. citizenship should always be preferred over guest workers in employment.
  4. Guest workers should have to register when they change addresses.
  5. Any guest worker convicted of a felony should have their guest worker status revoked permanently and immediately be deported after serving their prison term.
I strongly urge the President and Congress to toughen, not weaken, immigration laws and to take our national and economic security seriously. Enact legislation as I've layed out.


At 9:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now this is funny ;)

At 4:35 PM, Anonymous Blue Cross of California said...

It's unfortunate they keep making the cost of health care rise as we are in major crisis and I hope something can be done to stop it.


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