Common Sense, Business & Politics

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Immigration Mistakes

Immigrants built this great country, so where have we gone wrong?  What we are doing certainly is not working.

The first mistake was the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.  The first part of this Amendment gives citizenship to anyone born in this country.  The intent was to give the children of slaves citizenship.  Current liberal interpretation gives citizenship to the children born in this country to parents who are illegal immigrants.  If the children are US citizens, deporting the parents now breaks up the family.  This interpretation promotes and encourages illegals to come to this country to give birth.

Congress and the President have given amnesty to illegal immigrants in the past along with the promise of securing our boarders and enforcing our immigration laws.  Neither has happened.  We are clearly encouraging additional illegal immigration.

The current political controversy with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is a classic example of poor government decisions in the past.  These kids are referred to as Dreamers.  Most people do not want to deport them at this time, but why were they allowed into the country in the first place and why were they allowed to stay?  If they are granted citizenship or amnesty at this time, it will only encourage future illegal immigration of children.  There is already an increase in illegal children coming into the country because of DACA.

The DACA program was an executive order and is obviously unconstitutional.  The only option President Trump had was to send it to Congress. That does not mean he wants to deport the Dreamers.  This may be the only home they have ever known.  There is also a problem deporting their illegal parents as that will break up the family.

Building the wall and securing our borders is an essential first step in solving our illegal immigration problem.  If the Dreamers or other illegal immigrants are given a path to citizenship, it must be guaranteed this is the last time and it will never happen again under any circumstances.

We must also guarantee that allowing the Dreamers to stay does not lead to a chain reaction of allowing other illegal immigrants to stay in this country.  We must enforce or change our immigration laws.  The Executive Branch of our government does not have the legal option of selecting which laws they want to enforce.

Sanctuary cities must stop encouraging illegal immigration.  A sanctuary city by definition is illegal under our Constitution.  Withholding federal funds is a first step, but some city officials should go to jail, as they are committing a felony.

How did this country ignore our laws and Constitution regarding immigration for so long that created this mess?   We created the problem and have to learn from the past.  It is time for some real change in government.  It is time to build a wall and drain the DC swamp.  That is why the people elected Donald Trump President.

God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again.






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One Response to Blog

  1. Chuck Nizzi says:

    When I started reading this I thought you went nuts, but I read on thinking maybe you were going to compare this to healthcare insurance. Great comparison. I do my own car maintenance and I take care of my health and avoid visits to the doctor’s office / clinic like I avoid auto mechanics and ticks. I do buy tires and have them mounted and have had a clutch replaced. Other than that timing belts and water pumps on PT Cruisers don’t even stop me… neither does exercise and trying to eat right and maintain a reasonable weight. Great blog post.

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