I’m glad, the US Senate was rushing this through to give us a watered-down feel-good bill that would change nothing. What would the bill do to illegal aliens?
– If they were here illegally, they would be in trouble.
– Perhaps they would be given a misdemeanor.
– Then they would be made US citizens.
Look, they’re already here illegally (which, for the US Senators that have a 3rd grade education, means “it is not legal.”). And now you want to pass a law so you can write them a ticket? But only if they turn themselves in first?
Have you collectively lost your minds?
Look, I know that there are maybe 12 million illegal aliens in the US. My suggestion? Deal with them later. The reason they are here is because we have a border crossing that says, “ILLEGAL ALIENS CROSS THE RIVER HERE. BUSES AND DONUTS PROVIDED FREE.” We have a porous border. Let’s close the border, then deal with the mess inside our country.
Amnesty? I don’t care. Close the border first.
Guest Worker Program? I don’t care. Close the border first.
Naturalization? I don’t care. Close the border first.
People may claim that illegal aliens are contributing to our economy, but in truth we’re providing subsidized health care and public schooling for criminals. (Yes, they’re criminals. They’re illegal. Sheesh.)
I don’t think the US Senate understands that. I’ve half a brain to barge into the Senate Building as an undocumented legislator and pass my own dang bill. The only reason I don’t is because with half a brain I think I’m overqualified.
Close the Border. Then deal with the other issues.
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We need to treat countries as they treat their own immigrants. Reciprocity in immigration laws. Yes, there will be a revolution in Mexico within two years, but by then we will have the borders closed and can watch the fireworks safely.
Don’t beat around the bush – how do you really feel?
I’m sorry… did I rant? 😯
Didn’t say anything a lot of us aren’t thinking. Sure not used to you in rant mode, though.
I don’t rant well, but some things just get my dander up.
I was wondering if we have all these illegal people gathered at one time holding Mexican flags, wouldn’t *that* be a good time to collect a few of them and send them home?
❓ I have been looking through this website for a while now and thought I would comment on the subject. I do not have much of a side on this issue because I do not no which side is right. It is wrong to illegally enter a country, but they are trying to get away from suffering in another country. Should we show compassion instead of discuss?
😳 Oops. I meant “disgust”.
The bible also encourages us to follow our own secular leaders. Should we encourage others to break the law?
I understand where you’re coming from, but either a) we should change the law so that it’s not illegal (which polls show 75% of Americans disagree with this) or b) enforce the laws.
If (b), there are other solutions that naturally follow, including bringing aid to those that are suffering, encourage their governments to adopt policies that are more favorable to their people. Encouraging them to break the law, though, is not the right solution.
There were 4 million illegal aliens in a986 whenthe last amnesty was offered. There are 12 million today and they are rioting in our streets. In 10 years, it’s expected to be 20 million. The borders should be closed; when 20 million are rioting the solution will be much more difficult.
You are correct. I agree with the solution to stop illegal immagration by closing the borders, but what of the people already inside? Will the government be able to deport 12 million illegal aliens?
THe reason we don’t know what to do with the 12 million already here is because we didn’t know what to do with the 4 million illegal aliens back in 1986 when we gave them all amnesty. In 10 years, we won’t know what to do with 20 million illegal aliens.
Do ya think that closing the borders might be part of the solution?
I found your site, while searching for sites related to accountability, and this post particularly caught my eye, coming from LA, but currently residing in Hawai’i. I’m in agreement with Outsider’s original comment/question in regards to illegal immigrants and the compassion that should be shown to them for they are likewise individuals as ourselves and some of our ancestors who came here in pursuit of more liberties and better lives, not necessarily “easier” lives. I say let them stay – add to our diversity!
I, too, agree with Outsider’s original comment. We should show compassion for those fleeing oppression. The US government provides ample opportunity to enter this country legally under those conditions. God bless legal immigrants, my great grandparents were from Europe.
Those that enter this country illegally are, by definition, criminals. That kind of diversity is not a good kind of diversity.