A legal plan is meaningless as long as the illegal activity continues with impunity.
The wall is the only realistic start to any reform.
Cut off their taxpayer freebees, (heavily) fine employers who hire them, and end the anchor baby incentive. ......and then watch them self-deport.
Can the states take action to close their borders?
Here's one: Get out. Now.
I would only be for a guest worker program if it EXCLUDED illegals.
Time to whack the RNC over the head with a clue-by-four. They won't see another dime so long as they keep selling our nation out to illegals.
It seems that he cares not a whit for our borders, or for our language or for our culture.
All this talk of Guest worker Amnesty pisses us legal immigrants off. I waited over 4 years for my greencard.
We are not up to guest anything.
How about "guest workers" come from countries whose people have not violated our borders? I always invite people to my home who have shown me and mine courtesy and respect for not having trashed it or broken in before.
King Jorge is at it again with his nonsense about allowing illegals to have any status here other than illegal.
We raised hades with the House in November and December and even got a lot of Dims to vote a great set of laws in.
Now that law is handed over to the Senate who will come up with their own version.
The Senate is going to get an earfull, just like the House did.
Please join www.numbersusa.com and help in this grass roots effort to stop the illegal immigration or any kind of so call guest worker program.
We lambasted the House with over 175 thousand calls, letters and faxes every day! Believe me, it works.
The most humane thing we could do with the illegals is send them home. The economy does not need them and politicians who are hoping to give them citizenship in exchange for a vote are in for a rude awakening.
OK lets be rational:
Rational: Guest worker visa is NOT convertable to another type of visa.
Rational: Guest workers are ineligible to convert a work visa into US citizenship.
Rational: Children of guest workers are ineligible for us citizenship the same way foreign diplomat children born int the USA are ineligible for citizenship.
Rational: Guest workers are REQUIRED to leave the USA after ten years and may not return for work for a period of one year.
IMO, the State of the Union address is one moment in time, where the President has a certain amount of time to address issues that face our country. Time constraints limit the amount of dialogue a President can give on any one issue. It seems to me that the SOTU address summarizes those issues and where our President stands on those issues. I'm sure that President Bush will be "directing Congress on immigration reform", but I do not believe he had to explain every fine detail to them in his SOTU address. He stated his opinions on Immigration very clearly, but apparently not some of our Senators seem to think that this was the only chance they had to get their "homework". LOL
* El-pingo *
You know who we never see on these immigration threads? -- farmers who have to get their crops harvested and to market before they rot. When I start seeing regular Americans lining up to work in the fields of America, I'll be convinced that some sort of guest worker program isn't necessary.
Illegals are not immigrants, they are criminals, an should be subject to a far greater scrutiny then other candidates who have demonstrated their willingness to patiently abide by our laws. The President is dead wrong in his characterization of the issue.