Disease is only one of many categories that make an alien ineligible for admittance to the U.S. The others are available on the DHS website (http://www.uscis.gov/iframe/ilink/docview/slb/html/slb/act.html). The clauses I mentioned are under ACT 212. After reading them, you might wonder why they are not enforced by the president, who took an oath to uphold them?
The one promise President Obama is keeping is to "fundamentally transform the United States of America." He is transforming the country by flooding it with illegal immigrants that will result in creation of a new permanent underclass beholden to government and thus the party of government, the Democrats.
Numerous opinion polls show the public disapproves of this transformation and a majority no longer favors this president.
The easiest solution to "immigration reform" is to first secure the border and then deal with the illegal aliens already here. Polls show the public favors this approach by large majorities. Meanwhile the president makes speeches and seeks to add to his party's political base, rather than solve the problem.
My cab driver, not the president, is modeling an approach to immigration most Americans support.
Cal Thomas is co-author (with Bob Beckel) of the book, "Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That is Destroying America".
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