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Originally posted by Night Star
Jaxon, you have some valid points and great ideas. The thing is...The Government isn't listening. Government doesn't care.
Originally posted by JaxonRoberts
The only solution that the Right seems to be able to come up with is to hunt down and deport all of the illegals, and by that they usually mean Mexicans.
The illegal immigrant population of the United States in 2008 was estimated by the Center for Immigration Studies to be about 11 million people, down from 12.5 million people in 2007.
According to a Pew Hispanic Center report, in 2005,
57% of illegal immigrants were from Mexico
24% were from other Latin American countries, primarily from Central America
9% were from Asia
6% were from Europe
4% were from the rest of the world.
The Urban Institute estimates "between 65,000 and 75,000 undocumented Canadians currently live in the United States."
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announced Wednesday night that he is considering introducing a constitutional amendment that would change existing law to no longer grant citizenship to the children of immigrants born in the United States.
In every session of Congress since 1995, when Republicans gained control of the House for the first time in a half-century, GOP lawmakers have introduced bills removing “birthright citizenship” from the offspring of illegal immigrants.
Democrats act as if the right to run across the border when you're 8 1/2 months pregnant, give birth in a U.S. hospital and then immediately start collecting welfare was exactly what our forebears had in mind, a sacred constitutional right, as old as the 14th Amendment itself.
The louder liberals talk about some ancient constitutional right, the surer you should be that it was invented in the last few decades.
In fact, this alleged right derives only from a footnote slyly slipped into a Supreme Court opinion by Justice Brennan in 1982. You might say it snuck in when no one was looking, and now we have to let it stay.
Voters in the eastern Nebraska city of Fremont on Monday approved a ban on hiring or renting property to illegal immigrants, the latest proposal in a series of immigration regulations taken up by communities around the country....The measure is likely to face a long and costly court battle, with the American Civil Liberties Union saying it will try to block it before it even goes into effect.
Other parts of the law will go into effect Thursday as passed. This includes a ban on so-called sanctuary cities, and the criminalization of hiring day laborers who are in the country illegally. The parts of the law dealing with sanctions for employers who hire illegal immigrants also withstood the first legal test.
Second, to identify those who are not citizens, and are here illegally, whenever someone uses any public facility, such as a hospital, health clinic, or school, they must prove residency. If not, INS should begin deportation proceedings. And if an individual breaks the law, from a traffic ticket to felony murder, they should be detained and held without bail until the INS retrieves them and deports them