Monday, May 3, 2010

One Person's Solution to the Illegal Immigrant Problem

John Hawkins of Right Wing News wrote this article with his solution to the illegal immigrant problem. It is but one solution but has a number of interesting ideas.

So, let's talk about that a little bit: my ideal position would include cutting off federal funds to states with sanctuary cities, denying illegals any service in the US other than emergency medical care, long prison terms for people or businesses who knowingly hire illegals, and no illegal aliens being allowed to legally stay in the United States for any purpose, including a guest worker program.

Since that's the case, what's a genuine "meeting in the middle" have to entail?

* Security first. That means a wall fully built, the border patrol gotten up to full strength, and a workable, verifiable system with strong penalties for preventing employers from hiring illegals would have to occur first, before I'd consider any guest worker program or normalization of illegals.

* No citizenship, tax breaks, tuition benefits, legal help or anything else for illegal aliens. If they want to leave the country and put in an application from there, while they wait in line for a few years outside the country like everyone else, that's fine, but any provision that allows illegal aliens to apply for citizenship from the United States is unacceptable.

* We need a provision -- and I do think it is constitutional, by the way -- that denies citizenship to children born in this country of two illegal parents. When foreign diplomats have kids here, their children aren't American citizens and it should be the same for illegals. We should also prevent anyone caught sneaking into the country, overstaying their visa, or caught in the country illegally from ever legally visiting, becoming a citizen, or participating in a guest worker program.

Read "So, Who Was Right On Illegal Immigration?" here.

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