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Immigration Sophistry

grich903 Wrote: Apr 17, 2013 1:42 PM
Thank you!!! I asked Bush this very question when amnesty came up under his administration. What laws will American citizen by birth be allowed to 'scape' on, will they forgive all future income taxes? Will them be allowed on airlines for overseas flights without a passport and just go where ever they want to? I want a serious list of US Laws that law-abiding citizens can now not be arrested for, just to be fair. I'm serious. Because if national laws passed by the Senate & House can so easily be overlooked by the US Government for people not citizens, not paying taxes, and not here LEGALLY, I want to know what laws they will allow us to celebrate not keeping!!! Will we be allowed into Mexico or Canada without a passport? Reciprocity?
Most laws are meant to stop people from doing something, and to penalize those who disregard those laws. More generally, laws are meant to protect the society from the law breakers.

But our immigration laws are different. Here the whole focus is on the "plight" of those who have broken the laws, and on what can be done to lift the stigma and ease the pressures they feel, so that they can "come out of the shadows" and "normalize" their lives.

Merely using the word "illegal" to describe their breaking the law is considered to be a sign of mean-spiritedness, if not racism....