Diary

Immigration Reform: Necessary Or Not?

In the last several weeks, immigration reform has been thrust into the national spotlight due to the recent passage of immigration laws in Arizona.   I have not read or analyzed the legislation in question and thus I cannot comment on any specifics at this time.   However, the state of Arizona has a right to take steps it feels is necessary within their sovereignty to protect itself from the devastating effects of illegal immigration.    It is very clear to me that the Feds are not really deploying effective solutions to the problem which leads a state like AZ to take action.

What I propose to you is to consider how necessary is it to enact MORE legislation and regulation for this problem?  Is the answer REALLY to have more laws on the books?  I would say no and below I explain why.

We have laws on the books against illegal immigration such as:  It is Illegal To Employ, Recruit, or Refer Illegal Aliens for Jobs (Sec. 274A. [8 U.S.C. 1324a] ) ;  Illegal Aliens Deported are ineligible for readmission to US Under Current Laws ( Sec. 250. [8 U.S.C. 1260] ) ; Legal Immigrants Must Be Investigated and Screened for past crimes and terrorism links ( Sec. 335. [8 U.S.C. 1446] );  LEGAL Immigrants Must Know English, US History, US Laws, and Principles ( Sec. 312. [8 U.S.C. 1423] ).  These are just a few that are already on the books.  Reform in the true sense is not required in dealing with the problem of illegal immigration.  Progressives and liberals want you to think that because they want to allow these illegal freeloaders to become voters.

Let’s take a look at just a VERY small sample of the type of “reform” bills your congress is wanting to pass:  HR 4321 (Solomon Ortiz, D, Texas)–This bill is basically adding another office, committee and more ways to “ease” the process of obtaining citizenship status for illegals ALREADY residing in the U.S.  This is not needed and will only exacerbate the problem by opening the door for MORE illegal immigrants to cross our borders!  HR 5193 (Carolyn Maloney, D, Texas)– Establishes a new visa for alien entrepreneurs.  We already have a guest worker and other worker programs.  NOT NECESSARY!!  Waste of tax dollars!  Don’t you see folks, more regulation is not the answer.  HR 5166 (Charles Dent, R, PA)–Wants a new change to the law to revoke citizenship for “unprivileged enemy belligerents.”  Humm sounds like another wasteful and illogical bill.  Last time I checked, enemies of the state should not gain or retain their citizenship.

Enforcement has been very lack until some recent crackdowns.  But that is not enough. All of the law must be enforced to control this blight of illegal immigration.  When enforcement is light then we end up with thugs like this guy in the video clip making statements for a “mexican revolution against capitalism” and “We see America as a northern front of a revolutionary movement.”

This group seems to not like it here so I say:  GET OUT!  If capitalism is so bad to you then leave this country with all the other thugs.

This is just the tip of the iceberg.  Remember this my friends, that easing the process of gaining citizenship is not the answer.  Reform of the enforcement effort is truly what is needed in this country.  There are examples recently of terrorists who exploited the process and were here illegally to conduct terrorist acts against the United States due to a severe LACK of enforcement of the CURRENT laws.  Get involved and emphatically tell your senator and representative that you want enforcement and not more legislation.