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The Time For Meaningful Immigration Reform Is Now

rawtruth Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 10:10 AM
Yes we need to change our policy. The only way to stop illegal immigration is to prohibit any consideration regarding citizen spouses, children who arrived as minors and children born in the U.S. to illegal parents. I know many of you say this is punishing the innocent, however should anyone benefit from the commission of a crime? Next, we cannot take all the poor of the world, if someone sponsors an immigrant an affidavit of financial responsibility is required so the such sponsored immigrant does not become a burden on the public. Enforce it! By the same token, no illegal should be given welfare in any form including hospitalization. Anyone who cannot prove that they are legally in the U.S. should receive only minimum care.
aalexander306 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 10:03 AM
Enforce it? The way Obama has been "enforcing" our immigration law? By ignoring it. NO law, no policy will matter if the people charged with enforcing it choose not to and are not held accountable for that.

America has lived with a broken immigration system for at least two decades. It’s wreaked havoc in our border states and created a frustrating lawlessness that is untenable.

It's true that our country embarked on a discussion of civil rights from the late fifties through the early seventies, but for 20 years we have failed to pass any meaningful immigration reform legislation.

While there are myriad proposals floating through Washington, D.C., with regard to immigration reform, they fall into three general categories:

· Those who rant and pledge to oppose all proposals because they stand for “the rule of law.”...