Originally posted by tothetenthpower
However when it comes to the children of illegals, who were brought here and raised here, without the choice of remaining in their own country, it's
not right to deport them back to a place they have no real roots in.
To a certain extent I agree with you on this one - it is not the child’s fault their parents broke the law. However, this whole issue could have
been avoided if anyone at any step in the myriad of government funded entitlements for the children that someone (anyone) would have had some sort of
sense of civic duty and checked the child's (and then the parents if it was in question) immigration status.
Bottom line the whole issue is the direct result of our own failure to enforce good civic discipline and fiscal responsibility at the point of origin
for services. Which entity of government has this responsibility – the federal government. However, for some reason regardless of the letter at
the end of their name they failed to enforce the laws.
There are numerous steps at which the child’s (and through them their parents) immigration status could and should be checked. When (if) they
attempt to get any sort of government assistance i.e. medical treatment through Medicaid, food stamps, welfare or even unemployment. If these agencies
checked status to ensure that the individual requesting it was legally a citizen or in the country legally we'd solve half the problem.
Secondly, when we let these kids enroll for school we should validate their status - at no time did our founders envision the taxpayers funding the
education of the world. Just because you are here doesn't make you entitled to go to school on the taxpayer dole.
The argument to this is that it would discourage the children of illegal’s from putting their kids into school for fear they‘d be caught and
deported and result in large numbers of illegal children ending up uneducated. To that I say good, the point is to catch and deport them and to the
uneducated children I say – not my problem.
I have all the kids I want to raise you want an American education then immigrate legally I will hug you and your kids at the ceremony and embrace you
as a fellow citizen. Until then these adults who bring their children here and the children are leaches on our resources and unless you live under a
rock you know they are limited and dwindling rapidly.
To not check at that point (school enrollment) encourages them to stay longer - then it’s a bleeding heart issue like it is now. "I mean now they
are American's in all but name right?"
Since we didn’t check for whatever reason when they were 5 now we have the sad face issue…
All the “smartest people in the room” up there in the federal government couldn’t see this happening? I think they did and they engineered it
for some reason. If we stopped it early it would have never got to this point.
The difference is when the federal government runs out of money they just print more – States don’t have that luxury that is why they are fighting
back. If you force a person (or an entity) into a corner expect them to fight back.
Honestly – I think it’s all being engineered to start another civil war so the federal government can seize more power.
The fed - (both R and D btw) are intentionally burdening the States with programs they can't afford and laws they can't enforce - pushing the