Friday, April 3, 2009

Illegal Immigration


My 3 step proposal to deal with illegal immigration:

1. Secure the borders with manpower and fencing. It is a national security threat to allow people to cross into our country undocumented. This goes for our northern and southern border. Do not allow even one more person to enter this country without going through the proper channels.

2. Give all illegal aliens in this country 3 years to start the registration process to become citizens. If they are holding down a job and are productive members of society then approve their citizenship. If they are criminals, deport them. We need to start collecting taxes from the 15 million people here who work, make money, and take advantage of our country's services like education and health care. The country gets the additional tax revenue and they get all the same rights of a normal US citizen. Continue to reform the immigration process to make it easier to legally enter this country and become a citizen.

3. During the 3 year registration period, form a massive task force and once the 3 years is up, find and deport every single person still in the country illegally. Increase the punishment for the companies that hire them. Do not imprison them, just pick them up and drop them off back in their own country. No tolerance for illegal aliens.
These people have no respect for the laws of our country. And how can we respect ourselves if we do not enforce our own laws. I am a firm believer that the heart of this country is made of immigrants, we are a giant melting pot, and anyone who wants to come to America should be able to. But they should have to go through the legal system of becoming citizens, and saying that the process to become a citizen takes too long is not an excuse for breaking our laws.

People like Nancy Pelosi say that it's Un-American for us to enforce immigration laws...that is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. And for our Speaker of the House not to support our immigration enforcement officials with comments like that is criminal. And I'm tired of people on both sides calling the other side un-American because they have different opinions. There is only one thing that is truly un-American, and that is someone who lives here illegally and is literally a non-US citizen, that's un-American.

22 comments:

  1. Good post Jake. I completely agree with you. There are some positive aspects of having illegal immigrants here but I don't believe they weigh out the negative, especially in these rough times.

    The amount of money our government has spent in the name of homeland security is ridiculous and they did not even sure up our borders. If their purpose was to truly keep us safe from terrorists wouldn't that be one of the first things that should have been done.

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  2. Thank you! I am tired of people saying that all these illegal aliens all need to be deported because they are taking jobs away from hard working Americans. That is crazy. They are taking jobs away from greedy, lazy Americans that don’t want to earn the pay that they deserve for the job that they are working. This of course isn’t a blanket statement across the board with all illegal aliens. I do believe that those who don’t respect our laws and country should be deported immediately. However if we don’t strengthen security at the borders and laws, nothing stops them from just coming right back. It is time that we utilize the ones who are here and time for those people to contribute to our countries growth if they are going to benefit from the systems we have in place. Now that I think about it a simple…..”I agree” probably would have sufficed.

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  3. I agree with everyone...yahhhhoooo. Plus strengthening are boarders not only helps illegal immigration, but also helps fight the war on drugs into our nation.

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  4. Oh, I think everyone should check this photo out...it is funny as heck and has nothing to do with immigration.

    http://pictureisunrelated.com/

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  5. I agree that we need to deal with this problem immediately and think that a show of firm enforcement could serve as unifying act to the Citizens of the US. My issue is that the last time someone decided to build a wall to secure a border, things didn't go too well for the people on either side(see Germany, 1961-90). A 2000 mile fence is a ludicrous response(especially when costs are projected at $3.9million per mile!). Illegal immigrants, now armed with wire cutters(Hecho in China) will continue to find ways into the US, because the grass is greener here and they are not too proud (or busy) to cut it.

    This problem will persist until there is stability in the Mexican economy and the corruption in the government(especially the military and police forces) is dealt with. I think that our efforts and money might be better server investing in their economy. Spring Break 2010 (brought to you by the US Government)

    This problem rests with the people at the top and is the exact reason why we are not sitting her talking about a fence to separate the considerably longer US/Canada - which I would ironically support, wholeheartedly!

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  6. I agree with all of the above. Great blog....now if the kook's in Washington could just figure this stuff out.

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  7. Stability in the Mexican economy and elimination of corruption??? Yes, that's a much easier and more efficient option than building a physical barrier. I'm sure that will easily be accomplished over the next few years. Please note my sarcasm. And who the hell did they get to bid on building the fence/wall? $3.9 mil per mile? Must have been a unionized company.

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  8. I am personality tired of being the country that goes to help "stabilize" other countries. I understand some of the reasons why we do it, but at this time we need to focus on our own problems. And half the time those countries just resent us in the long run.

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  9. I'm just tired in general, I don't think I've been getting enough sleep lately

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  10. 4 mil per mile X 2000 miles = 8 billion = 1 week in Iraq....I think we can afford it.

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  11. Government contracts, man! Do you know how many $10k hammers is takes to build a fence like that?

    http://fiqjournal.wordpress.com/2008/07/25/the-10000-hammer/

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  12. Me too Jake. It seems we can afford pretty much anything these days....just add it onto the stimulus bill. Our kids and grand kids can pay for it later.

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  13. So according to the third video to the right, I guess this is a dead topic and we need to revisit it in 2016.

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  14. I agree with Kieth, people will find a way around a stupid fence. Think of Hatti and cuba, they float over...so Mexicans will just start floating the Gulf of Mexico and land in Houston instead of El Paso.

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  15. Yeah you guys are right, let's just throw our hands up in the air and do nothing. I don't think a fence is going to completely fix the problem, but a physical barrier is a deterrent to people trying to cross. I think you need more border agents, a physical barrier, and immigration reform. It's going to require a multi-part solution.

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  16. I agree with the more boarder agents, we need to take the toll off the local law enforcement so they are not having to do two jobs at once. I would rather see us invest money in Mexico then in Iraq though...I mean Mexico is not going anywhere. As far as Canada, I don't think we need a fence, I don't know of many Canadians trying to break into the US.

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  17. The only thing anybody truly fears or respects is death. It works in gangs and organized crimes and I say we apply it here. We need to send all the peace-and-love hippies a big box of Vagisil and then start shooting anybody who crosses our border illegally. I don't care about a fence. All you need to do is pass a law that allows all these rednecks that live along the border the right to shoot any Mexican caught trying to cross. I promise that the people would be coming from all over the place to shoot them. It would probably become a televised sport. And once those bean-eating freeloaders start seeing 13 or 14 of their 25 siblings die crossing the border from 45 gunshot wounds, they will make tortillas in the own damn casa.

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  18. Justin, you crack me up...but I bet that would become a redneck sport.

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  19. Now if we can just congress to stop being so short-sided. . . . . . short-sided, I like that. You want to go smoke a couple of stogies.

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  20. I think Mexicans are good. Who cares if there are an extra couple million of them. They're all gonna live in the same apartment complex anyway. The more taquerias the better. They may take jobs but they also present opportunities for us to become slumlords.

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  21. Why am I the only one that voted total deportation as our immigration solution? Have some vision people!!!

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  22. I used to think that based on principle alone: if you are here illegally, you broke our laws and should be deported. But I don't think that is a realistic option anymore. We can't just simply deport 12 million people overnight. Besides the costs and resources needed, these people have built lives, homes, and families here. In a lot of these families, the male is the only worker, so what happens to that family when he gets deported?...more tax dollars going towards there welfare?

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