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Great video. I would like to add that restoring our country will take more than simply dealing with illegal immigration. If you haven't read Fred Reed's latest, here it is:
Black America is approaching a state of total war. They want it all. When the financial crisis hits, and payments go down, they will riot. Dozens of cities could be destroyed.
That's why I believe that amnesty for Hispanics is not the answer. We didn't invite illegals to come here; so why are we responsible for them? What we need is a sweeping, unified solution that puts the black and Hispanic issue to rest, once and for all.
Gee, amnesty was tried and they were supposed to build the wall and enforce immigration laws in return for giving amnesty. But the result was that the amnesty only encouraged more people to come here illegally and if they are made citizens they will vote for whichever party gave them amnesty so both parties are all in. What next 50 million illegals? 100 million?
While I understand that this was only a political ploy to bring in potential voters and that the Democrats didn't 'really' intend to destroy the country that is what will happen. For that reason we cannot afford to not deport or encourage self deportation of ALL illegals. The choice is ours but I think we lack the guts to make it.
What a load of rubbish. He starts with an arbitrary statement - that illegals can't be shipped elsewhere (why the hell not? The US could put them on the damn moon if it wanted to), then add another howler - that there are only 11 million, a ridiculously obsolete number. Rubbish. No reasoning from a rubbish starting point can arrive at any useful conclusion. But then he tacks on some more, like worship of e-verify. Big deal - that will have no effect whatever on the criminal element - drug runners, gangsters, rapists, murderers, blah blah. And I don't want anyone telling me that "we're a generous people" - no, we're the world's biggest patsies. If I give something to someone, that's generosity. If they steal it from me and wait for me to say "OK", that's theft.
Yes, we should expel 11 million people. It may not be through ICE and deportations, but we can certainly make it more difficult for illegals to say in the following ways:
1) Punish employers who hire illegals
2) Require all businesses to follow E-Verify rules
3) Stop giving welfare, food stamps, tax refunds and more to anyone who is here illegally
4) Allow the police to do their jobs: ask for ID, if you don't have one and are found to be here illegally, you are going to be arrested not released.
5) Punish schools who give financial aid to illegals
That's just the first few I could come up with. Sure, we don't need to round them all up, but we can certainly start following the laws of this country and make it very uncomfortable and difficult for illegals to live here.
Krauthammer, whose opinions I usually respect, made a couple of logic errors in my opinion.
1. Those 11M illegal aliens and have no business being here. Why shouldn't they be deported?
2. Implementing e-verify would really incentivize illegals to leave the country. If you're not going to deport them, making it very difficult to stay is the next best thing. Just as Romney said, they will self-deport.
But then he said the 11M could stay and be legalized. Now all they have to do is stick it out till they become legal. You have legalized past illegal behavior.
In spite of what most think, the 14A does not confer citizenship to people who are born in the country. It states:
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside...
People who are from another country are not subject to the jurisdiction of the US. This was clearly written to grant slaves citizenship but not, for example, Indians who were at the time, under the jurisdiction of their tribal governments. There is certainly controversy about this point so it should be decided once and for all but I think it should be decided similarly to how I described it.
While our birthrate is far to low and immigration is needed to make up the difference, immigration needs to be reformed - not to make it easier to get in the country easier but to make the processing of legal immigrants more efficient and purposeful. Rather than letting large numbers of people about whom we know nothing or next to nothing, we should still be discriminating as we process more legal immigrants.