posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 10:40 AM
Most of y'all are too young to remember the first time amnesty was given, by President Reagan in 1986.
Amnesty often has been given to individual illegal immigrants who otherwise would have been deported. However, there never was any large-scale,
group amnesty given in the U.S. until 1986. The 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act gave amnesty to roughly 2.8 million illegal aliens. At least
six other group amnesties have been granted since then, sometimes to specific nationalities. For example, almost 1 million Central American illegal
immigrants were granted amnesty in 1997 and 125,000 illegal aliens from Haiti received amnesty in 1998.
Has this curbed illegal immigration, or has it fostered it? Why do we have immigration laws if we're going to just toss them out and allow whole
groups of illegals to not be punished for breaking the law?
I see this as a boon for business owners who hire these people under the table, pay no taxes and no benefits, and pocket the profits.
Although it severely chaps my hide to see this amnesty B.S. continue to be used as a way for sleazy politicians to win votes for their party, and the
fact that my own parents had to immigrate as per US law and would have been tossed back over the ocean had they broken them, I see US policy working
as a carrot on a stick for these people.
I think punishing the large business owners and corporate farming operations will be the only way to stop the flood, because our laws certainly
aren't deterrent enough.
If we were to throw every illegal in jail, well...there just wouldn't be enough jail cells to hold them all. That's how freaking porous our borders
I'd like to see them all sent back to where they came from, but they'd just walk right back over.
Punish the businesses who hire them and screw over American workers like the traitors that they are, and you'll see this problem dry up and blow
away. And DON'T give me that line that they do jobs Americans refuse to do, that's total crap, a lie pushed by these very businesses and
politicians who stand to gain from this insanity.