posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 02:19 PM
I appreciate the courage it takes to go up against the staunch, illogical, and unreasonable fervor in this country in regards to illegal
I agree with you, greatly in fact, but you can not simply offer amnesty and think it will work.
True, it will bring them into the fold, so to speak, but it will do nothing to solve the other associated issues. A more far reaching reform is
needed to accomplish the goals most would like to see.
1) You must actually account for the inward pressure of immigrants and we should return to our preferential treatment of those from our hemisphere.
We can turn that pressure into proper results by allowing in more people, making the process easier, making it much faster.
2) We must plug the holes that would continue to allow people to come in without the knowledge (or ability to do anything about) of State and local
government. This is otherwise known as "securing the border". The increased pressure relief valve I call a new "Ellis Island Initiative" would
remove much of the criminal's ability to use common people as mules and supply them with money.
3) We must address the drug problem, I propose by decriminalizing some of the current modern drugs.
4) We must remove Federal Social programs and allow states to decide what programs they want or if they want any at all.
This would remove the low hanging fruit for those who would take from the system.
5) We must eliminate labor-based taxation and rely on state income tax and business taxes to pay the bills. With Social programs gone or on a lower
government level (state or local) it would save more, waste less, be more transparent, and local people would have a greater ability to affect
6) We must give those here currently the ability to become legal if they have no criminal record (obviously other than immigration violations). A 1
year time period seems reasonable to me.
7) After we have the situation in hand and the 1 year grace period is up, we must have tough enforcement for those caught to be here illegally.
I propose we send them somewhere that is NOT where they came from. Perhaps Guam can be used for something beneficial.
Amnesty has been tried, and alone it does nothing but reward the actions. Expect flaming, especially from "conservatives", who seem to have lost
their economic way.