The State of California, the beautiful state where I was born, used to be absolutely ideal. Strong, clean cities, well-financed, great University system, always growing economically. Now, thanks to Arnold, the "Govenator", and his open border cronies, the state is facing more than a 17.5 Billion dollar deficit for 2009.
It’s ironic that just about the same amount of state taxpayer money used to educate nearly 10 million illegals at $10k per year/per student, provide half of their families with food stamps, taxpayer paid medical care, or welfare benefits, incarcerate over 40,000 illegal, foreign criminal inmates (at a cost of over $50,000 per year per inmate) is about the same amount as California’s 17.5 Billion dollar budget shortfall. This is not to mention the enforcement cost of foreign gang crime, running rampant in our cities, as well as its destructive forces on our citizenry.
We have finally reached the point that I have been warning about for over 20 years now--we simply can no longer afford the cost of illegal immigration and its corresponding crime and fraud.
What should we do?
1. Build the border "wall" along the entire southern border (to start with). It must be a double barrier-- a high wall with a double fence far enough away to prevent easy tunneling. Rep. Duncan Hunter-R. San Diego has already built the perfect border wall/fence below San Diego. It works. It caused crime in San Diego to drop nearly 50?lmost immediately. The "Secure Fence Act of 2006" has already been funded but not built because the federal government knows that if they finish building the fence now to protect its citizens, before they force an amnesty bill (like the one the one that Sens. McCain, Clinton, Obama signed and President Bush would have signed last summer) down our throats, they will have no bargaining power to force its citizens to accept their amnesty bills.
2. End ALL financial, medical, welfare, educational, driver's licenses and other benefits to illegals, NOW! What is the point of offering free benefits to illegals that break into the country, when we have huge financial deficits at both the state and federal levels? Government benefit give-aways have merely acted as an incentive to attract the tens of millions of illegals that are here now and millions more to come in the future.
3. Enforce employer sanctions on employers who knowing hire illegals. Arizona is apparently having good results with its new laws which take the business licenses away from employers who knowingly hire illegals. This has just started and is already causing an exodus of illegals that have already been laid off or fear they are about to lose their jobs. Oklahoma now has the strictest anti-illegal laws in the nation and, more importantly, they have already been court-"proofed" against such pro-illegal groups as La Raza and the ACLU. Twenty-six other states have now have expressed interest in OK's successful legislation. These laws need to be adopted in all states, now. The reason is that the illegals that are leaving Arizona and Oklahoma may avoid the new laws by simply relocating to states that haven’t adopted the new anti-illegal laws.
4. The 14th amendment to our constitution has been misinterpreted as a means to allow any illegal alien mother to drop a baby on American soil and gain instant citizenship for her "anchor baby", regardless of the illegal status of both parents. It has been used by entire families of illegals to gain legal status in the U.S., all due to just one baby born in the U.S. to illegals. The amendment was enacted more than 150 years ago to ensure the citizenship of slaves being denied state citizenship by some southern states after the Civil War. If the right "test cast" was brought before the Supreme Court, it may be able to be corrected without needing to repeal the amendment at a constitutional convention. This needs to be done soon because 100,000’s of anchor babies are born to illegals every year on America soil.
5. Normally, legal immigration has been an important part of our American values and way of life. America allows more than one million immigrants each year to become citizens. These new immigrants, before becoming citizens, must demonstrate that they have learned sufficient English, taken a civics test, can get a job and will be loyal citizens. They are selected from a variety of countries and most have waited years and years to get their precious U.S. citizenship. They usually assimilate into the fabric of American society and eventually become good and productive citizens.
However, many states have reached a crisis level due to the illegal invasion that has literally swamped and overwhelmed the capacity of our states (particularly the border states), schools, hospitals and local jurisdictions to handle the burden. Most of these states have been forced into this situation because the federal enforcement agencies responsible for enforcing border and immigration laws have simply refused to enforce the existing U.S. immigration laws. Still, the federal law enforcement agencies (e.g. ICE) often refuse to deport the illegal foreign convicts as they are been released from local jails and prisons for violent felonies. Local jailers are forced to release them onto our streets because they have no authority to deport them themselves and no authority to hold them once they have served their sentences. Sadly, the states have been prevented by the federal courts from taking many serious measures to protect themselves against the invasion simply for the ridiculous reason that the courts have ruled that it is the exclusive pervue of the federal government to enforce border and immigration laws. It is a “catch 22” of epic proportions for any state that has wanted to protect itself from the illegal invasion but found itself without the enforcement tools.
Due to these extreme and overwhelming circumstances, I am afraid that we have no choice but to take a breather from legal immigration for a period of at least two years. At least until the time when enough of the illegals either go back home or become assimilated into our American culture, language and values.
Finally, no more Mexican flags being waved in the streets in protest, no more Mexican flags being raised at our high schools with the American flag being placed beneath (and upside down) the Mexican flag.
The above proposals will work. Most of them have been tried, at least at a state or local level, and they have worked every time. No more ridiculous amnesty, proposals that are designed to simply give tens of millions of foreign nationals a quasi-legal status allowing them to stay as long as they want, work and live wherever they want, travel from state to state without fear of deportation and even go in and out of the country at will. Of course the politicians don't call it "citizenship amnesty" because that would be obvious to all that they’re actually offering a free pass for tens of millions law breakers, most of whom don’t even want American citizenship. But, what else do you call it then, if not amnesty? What the illegals want: freedom from deportation, freedom to travel anywhere in the country or out and a government ID card in which to collect benefits, is given to them twenty-four hours after applying for their federal amnesty IDs . If that is not amnesty, what is?
Answered By: laohutaile - 2/18/2008