Senators Take Sides on Illegal Immigration
While that question hangs over a Senate debate on border security and immigration, most senators agree on allowing undocumented workers to stay at least temporarily. The fight is over whether they should have to leave three years to six years down the road.
Even senators who oppose providing a path to citizenship to illegal immigrants are willing to grant them temporary legal status as long as they register with the government, pay fines and eventually leave.
I think that we as conservatives have been focused on the wrong problem. We have been screaming about the courts for quite some time now since they are unelected and not representative of the people yet they have perverted our consitution into allowing them to make decisions of enormous consquence.
But even worse is the fact that our elected leaders do not represent us and are making decisions that do not reflect the will of a huge majority of Americans.
My opinion on what to do with current lawbreakers: Simply enforce our current laws!! They are not allowed to work and they are not allowed to get social services. If we actually take those things away then they will go home.
And a commentor asked how illegal aliens are criminals, let me break it down:
EWI (entry without inspection) is a violation of federal law
212(a) (6) (A) (I) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1996 (the INA), "Entry Without Inspection."
They came here illegaly.
Not eligible to work in the United States
Immigration Reform Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-603)
You are not allowed to work.
Or Crime #2
Not eligible for public assistanceTITLE 8 > CHAPTER 14 > SUBCHAPTER I > § 1611
You are not allowed to get public assistance.
“I attest, under penalty of perjury, that I am (check one of the following”
not an illegal alien
I am aware that federal law provides for imprisonment and/or fines for false statements or use of false documents in connection with the completion of this form.
Social Security # (Form I-9, W-4, etc)
Identity theft, forgery, perjury
Whose SSN are they using on various forms? The government does offer an ITIN (number exclusively for illegal aliens) but how many criminals approach our government to ask for it? It should be taken away.
So these are crimes committed by the people who are "just here to work hard." This doesn't include the disproportionate share of our jails and prisons that are occupied by illegal aliens. They are criminals and we don't get to choose what laws we follow and what laws we ignore.