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Since you teach English and Civics, you probably know that it is a little unfair to ask immigrants to know more about our civics than our own citizens do, but that is a different topic!
And I think you need a #8: Come down hard and heavy on businesses that hire illegals. That is one thing that is sorely lacking now... actual enforcement of the laws we have is extremely spotty.
There are plenty of non-skilled people already here to fill those jobs.
If you plan on coming back with diseases, including the sexually transmitted types, drugs, weapons, hookers, illegal immigrants, or anything illicit that is against the laws of the United States of America, we will give you one last chance upon re-entry to turn around.
Once you pass into the zone demarcated as "No Man's Land", and you are found with any of these, you as well as your vehicle and anyone within the confines of said vehicle are subject to a new device which was built into the ground which opens up, similar to a car crusher, and it will immediately pulverize your sorry butt.
Have a nice day and enjoy Mexico!
Originally posted by getreadyalready
2. We secure the borders at all costs!! Lethal force has always, and should always be allowed at our borders! There should never be a single person crossing into this country illegally. If a poor migrant worker can do it, then so can a well-funded terrorist!! Fences, Patrols, UAV, Cameras, Military, National Guard, Manned Gates, etc., etc. This goes for the Northern border as well, and for the Coastlines!! If boatloads of Cubans can sneak over, then so can boatloads of Criminals or Terrorists! We have to provide the means, resources, and political and economic support to our border patrols!! THIS HAS TO BE A NON-NEGOTIABLE!
6. We create a "Graduated Visa Program." One year work VISA has very few guidelines, but to renew for a Second Year will require Basic English Skills and Basic Civic Knowledge. To renew for a Third Year will require fluent English, and better Civic and Legal Knowledge. After Three Years, they will have to show continued work and tax contributions, or a desire to obtain citizenship. No Freeloaders will stay in the country for more than Three Years!
Originally posted by jam321
reply to post by getreadyalready
I think you have only one major hurdle to jump over in order to convince people this is possible.
What makes your plan different from what took place in 1986 under Reagan?
Many people believe Reagan's plan failed. I view it otherwise.
The problem I have with #2 is the deadly force part. It is just inhumane to kill someone for crossing a geopolitical line. I'm of the opinion that we are all born into this world and the Earth (all of it) belongs to us all.