Immigration Done The Right Way



Immigration Done The Right Way

“Given the multifaceted nature of immigration, is there a version of “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” that ought to appeal to true conservatives, who are not beholden to the bottom line of a global business or to the ideological dictates of Ayn Rand? I think there is. Indeed, the outlines of Immigration Reform that would be both comprehensive and conservative are not even that hard to discern, if the effort is made to understand what immigration is all about,” says William Chip, who is also on FAIR’s board.

“Given the multifaceted nature of immigration, is there a version of “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” that ought to appeal to true conservatives, who are not beholden to the bottom line of a global business or to the ideological dictates of Ayn Rand? I think there is. Indeed, the outlines of Immigration Reform that would be both comprehensive and conservative are not even that hard to discern, if the effort is made to understand what immigration is all about.”

We’re At War Say Amnesty Protesters

“Thousands marched in the streets of Dallas, Texas on Sunday, shouting, “Obama escucha, estamos en lucha!” or “Listen, Obama! We’re at war!” to rally for the Senate’s immigration reform bill. Voting registration forms were handed out to marchers and there was a voter registration both set up at the rally’s endpoint outside Dallas City Hall,” Breitbart News reports.

Rubio Says Cost Estimate Flawed

“Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Tuesday criticized a Heritage Foundation study on the immigration reform legislation introduced in the Senate, calling the think tank’s report ‘flawed,'” The Hill reports.

“‘Their argument is based on a single premise, which I think is flawed,’ Rubio said, according to the Tampa Bay Times. ‘That is these people are disproportionately poor because they have no education, and they will be poor for the rest of their lives in the U.S. Quite frankly that’s not the immigration experience in the U.S.'”

About Author

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)’s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as “America’s best-known immigration reformer.” Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to ImmigrationReform.com, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.

15 Comments

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    The laws being enacted now, state by state, which are pro-illegal immigration in nature, are, for us Americans, highly counter intuitive and detrimental to society. We must do our part and remind our policymakers of this FACT.

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    It would also be in the best interest of the U.S. to explore international law and property liens. I saw a report on ABC 7 which ran a story some illegally in this country have real estate in Mexico!

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    Tthat these people will not rise above poverty level incomes, and be dependent on government for fiscal aid, is enough to reject it ! This ceases to become a humanitarian issue, the moment is severely poses a fiscal burden to taxpayers; the generations after them , and after them, as well. All to prove what? We are a compassionate Nation? Did we not already prove ourselves by not deporting them 10+ years ago, AND, proving them and their families free aid! When is enough ever going to be enough? Laws are riddled with loopholes which civil rights groups remind government of, which, in my view, just set us back; when it is not a crime in and of itself to be in the U.S. illegally—we set ourselves for more abuse and exploitation. It becomes one vicious, circuitous never-ending cycle. The People will only be able to take so much—-let’s see what Summer will bring. My prediction of the timeframe of the Showdown.

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    For 30 years I have had a residence in Mexico and hold legal residency rights. It took me 10 years to obtain these rights with annual renewal and financial requirements I am not allowed to own the home but to posses the property in a Mexican Trust for a finite period of time at which time I must sell the home to a Mexican Citizen. . I am not entitled to any benefits of a Mexican Citizen nor are my children.. I am only allowed to reside in Mexico. I respect the Mexican requirements. Unlike the United States, they do not want to turn their country over to citizens of another country.

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    We must insist that the U. S. does not need any additional immigration of any type. We are over 300million, when do we stop? When we become like India and China? The U.S. is already the third most populace country in the world. I am 69 and when I was born the U. S. was about the 60th most populated. We have over come 57 other nations. What will be have left in 10, 20, 30 or 40 years for our posterity?

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    Immigration reform can be done rather simply, actually. First ENFORCE Title 8 U.S.C. Sec. 1621 (look it up, you will be shocked), it has been on the books since ’96. Second, ENACT and ENFORCE Mandatory E-Verify with STIFF PENALTIES for violators! Third, an end to the “anchor baby” citizenship at birth for anyone. And, Fourth, a moratorium on all immigration except ag-related H-2 visas for temporary workers…because for some reason “muricans” won’t pick crops for $2 an hour, and this way the farmers will have to pay a decent wage, give good housing to migrant workers that come here legally, until unemployment drops below 6%. It does not have to be an 844 page bill. It absolutely enrages me that we have laws on the books that are not enforced, we have 23 million citizens and legal residents out of work or underemployed and yet, we keep IMPORTING 1 MILLION foreign workers EACH YEAR into this country! If these four things are done and enforced, we will not need to build the fence (though, I believe we should), because anyone who comes here illegally will get NOTHING! Those that are already here will have to leave and take their children with them. I believe that we ARE the greatest country on earth and everyone who wants to come here, obey ALL of our laws, learn ENGLISH and ASSIMILATE into our fabric, should have the opportunity to come, LEGALLY according to the rules. I believe the process is antiquated, out of whack and needs to be streamlined. I DO NOT agree with any form of AMNESTY!

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      You have stated clearly and correctly all the key issues, and I agree with your assessment completely.
      Our government should first enforce existing regulations and laws, and then, as you say, the rest will follow logically.

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    nihad mohamed on

    Our economy is suffering a lot,,let us close this immigration speech and amnesty,,,let our economy fulfill USA citizens basic needs work ,,,good education , health care,,let us wait and delay all this conspiracy against the well being for needy USA citizens,,,enough enough suffering USA. Is going down the drain,,,

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    Part of the immigration law is that illegals will not be eligible for Obama care if the amnesty is passed. This will give the illegals an advantage over American citizens on being hired by an employer that does not offer health coverage as the employer will not have to pay the annual $3000 health care penalty tax.

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      Hugh, search “Title 8 U.S.C. Sec. 1621”, read it, and then ask yourself why this has been on “the books” since 1996 and it is NOT being enforced ANYWHERE?

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    The Only Right Way to Do Immigration in America With Our Dismal Economy

    And an horrifyingly HIGH unemployment rate the low balled cooked books U3 figure doesn’t even begin to count accurately….is to halt it for a few decades.

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    Didn’t studies done ten and twenty years after the 1986 amnesty show that those people were using government assistance programs at a rate well above the general population?