What you think of FAIR's Response to Sen. Charles Schumer's Seven Point Plan Comprehensive Immigration Reform?
WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In advance of the White House summit on immigration, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), chairman of Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Refugees, issued a seven point plan for reforming America's immigration policies. Unfortunately, Sen. Schumer's plan is short on details and even shorter on protections of the vital interests of the American people. It also conveniently ignores the history of immigration politics and policies since 1986. In the hope that Congress and the Obama administration will make a serious effort at addressing America's dysfunctional immigration policies and reforming them in a way that serves the public interest, FAIR has issued the following response to Sen. Schumer's seven point plan. 1. Illegal immigration is wrong, and a primary goal of comprehensive immigration reform must be to dramatically curtail future illegal immigration. Sen. Schumer is half right: illegal immigration is wrong, but it is also harmful to the interests of the vast majority of hard-working law-abiding citizens and immigrants. Millions of innocent people have been and continue to be harmed by illegal immigration. Innocent people lose jobs, wages, educational opportunities, access to needed services and benefits, and some are victimized by criminals who have come to the country illegally. All Americans are forced to subsidize illegal immigration through their tax dollars. Curtailing future illegal immigration is not the primary goal of any meaningful immigration reform; it is a primary goal. An equally important goal of anything styled "comprehensive immigration reform" is to rectify the wrong that has been committed against the American people by employing all reasonable and prudent strategies to reduce the existing population of illegal aliens. There is no reason why curtailing future and reducing current illegal immigration cannot be pursued simultaneously. In fact, measures put in place near the end of the Bush administration were doing just that. These have since been rolled back or blocked by the Obama administration. 2. Operational control of our borders -- through significant additional increases in infrastructure, technology, and border personnel -- must be achieved within a year of enactment of legislation. It has been nearly a decade since 9/11, and the threat of terror attack, international organized crime and serious international conflict remain as real as ever. If, as Sen. Schumer concedes, we do not have operational control of our borders, why should correction of this critical homeland security vulnerability have to wait? In fact, why have Congress and successive administration permitted current conditions to continue? Regaining operational control of our borders must not be contingent on anything. Congress and the president have a moral and constitutional obligation to use any and all resources to gain control of our borders and protect the security of the nation. more @ http://www.sunherald.com/prnewswire/story/1438005.html
Asked By: I'm gonna start another riot - 6/25/2009
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we don't need reform we need to enforce the immigration laws we already have. if we can't make them work what makes them think new ones will work. all we are doing is paying a bunch of fat lazy govt workers to mess up the united states more by allowing illegals to come in and hurt our country. a country our four... More
Answered By: Loretta C - 6/25/2009
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FAir is right, Schumer is wrong. The attitude of the political class that continuing and even increasing (through legalization and chain migration) forced subsidies of illegal behavior is remotely ok rang so wrong I actually became political. They ain't working for us, folks. Make a LOT of noise.
Answered By: DAR - 6/25/2009
I think FAIR is right. The so called comprehensive immigration is about amesty with the promise of future enforcement of immigration laws. In other words another con job by the US Congress. All we need to do is enforce our current laws.
Answered By: Reha - 6/25/2009
be fair FAIR ;)
Answered By: ilaben - 6/25/2009
hey loretta c "a country our four fathers and ancestors help build in to a good decent country" Your ancestors were immigrants to, many of them irish who faced the same problem i****************s are facing today....
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