Today’s Immigration debate is not one with honesty. If it were it would include references to the 1986 amnesty that “would be the last amnesty”. That would be like the war to end all wars. How could President Obama, with a straight face, sign a bill giving quasi-citizenship to 20 or 30 million people while we are in the throes of this tremendous economic recovery? Didn’t he say he wouldn’t rest until every American that wanted a job had a job? How can legalizing 30 million people- effectively another 10% added to the population- bring economic prosperity?
As Mark Levin pointed out last night, would these new immigrants be required to renounce their citizenship to be granted this new status? How would this new status comport with The 14th Amendment?
1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.
Why stop with just the wealthy illegals that can afford the trip north? What about the unemployed Mexican citizen or the feeble and the infirm? What should they suffer? Why not offer them quasi-citizenship as they stay home? Why not offer all Mexicans citizenship? Then we could adopt their immigration laws to keep those unwashed Salvadorans, Nicaraguans, Hondurans, and OMG! even those terrible, terrible people from Belize and Costa Rica! They must be kept out! The Costa Ricans and the Panamanians will just have to be the buffer to keep all of South America from trying to gain quasi-citizenship.
Just annex Mexico and adopt their immigration laws!
The point I am trying to make is “Why stop with granting
amnesty with just the people that come here?” Why not to all the
people that feel in their hearts they are Americans- just like
describing your ‘race’ on the census form- it’s how you identify
yourself. If we grant amnesty to the people who come here, why not the
people that stay home. It’ll be like defacto amnesty. Pretty soon we
can issue forth all the benefits of government to the people of
Mexico, thereby pushing their government into… ahem… “the
shadows”. We will own Mexico by proxy.