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The Beginning of the Beginning of the Immigration Debate

3. Deport every illegal that comes into contact with any level of government. It is INSANE to give drivers licenses to illegals. You find out that the applicant is illegal, take him/her into custody and start the deportation process. It doesn't have to be difficult and expensive. Transport them to the nearest border with their home country, usher them across, and let their own country deal with the problem. 4. Re-establish the principle that birthright citizenship applies only to people whose mothers where in the country legally when they were born -- as was historically the case in the US and as is currently the norm for nearly every other country on earth. ...
Ron781 Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 9:43 AM
well written plan, good for you.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 9:55 AM
5. Re-vamp the legal immigration process to emphasize skills and the ability to be self-supporting. Require that immigrants are not eligible for any form of government aid. If they can't support themselves they need to go back to their home country. And as long as there are able-bodied people on welfare the US needs absolutely no unskilled workers whether permanent or temporary.

The end of the first week of the debate over immigration reform proved that it is the roller derby of public policy debates for Republicans and Democrats alike.

Louisiana Senator David Vitter was the first to provide a face plant and skid over the rails. The blowback directed at Vitter for mocking Marco Rubio was intense, and the penalty box includes a copy of An American Son for reading. “Naïve” about immigration doesn’t work well with the son of immigrants.

More seriously, Senator Schumer may have declared immigration reform over before it began...