My biggest problem with amnesty is that ten years from now we will have to do it again.
We will not stop illegals from coming across our borders, we all know that, and ten years from now these new people will want the same amnesty we give the ones here now.
Why not just let anyone in the country that comes? Makes more sense than wasting time patrolling a border that is more like a sieve.
Are you serious? Can you name any country in the world that would permit this? It is not only the border. 40% of the illegals here are visa overstays. If we have the political will, we can secure the border.
Any legislation that legalizes the status of those who broke our laws by entering our country illegally and allows them to stay and work here is amnesty. We must not only prevent the Democrats and some moderate Republicans from hijacking the meaning of the word amnesty, but the public must be made aware about the true impact of an amnesty. The Heritage Foundation concluded that the cost of amnesty would be $2.6 trillion just for increased entitlement program costs. And the number of additional LEGAL immigrants who would join those who were the recipients of amnesty through chain migration, i.e., family reunification, would approach 70 million over a 20-year period, assuming there are only 12 million illegal aliens. We cannot assimilate such numbers. An amnesty would destroy the United States of America with the stroke of a pen.
That’s what happened after Reagan’s amnesty. A few people have suggested to me that Texas just build a fence along the border to other States; invade Mexico and get rid of the drug cartel and corruption there (might take 3 days max) and then with their natural resources and the survivor’s work ethic, things would work.
We won’t necessarily need another amnesty down the road. Remember, Democrats and elite Republicans have a way to solve illegal immigration, and that’s to so massively increase legal immigration that pretty much anyone who wants to come here can do so, legally!
Don’t be surprised to see amnesty coupled with a huge expansion in already too-high levels of legal immigration.
This is the real problem....there’s never an end to immigration issues. We just keep coming back to this every decade. Political folks keep thinking it’s a brand new problem and thus requiring a new solution. The fact is....you have enough laws on the books....just enforce them.
My biggest problem with Amnesty is that you will see a mass run on the border.
My second problem with amnesty is that the newly amnestied invaders will suddenly become unemployed - they have to be paid scale so there will be little or no advantage in hiring them.