Just to be clear: I am for NO limits on LEGAL immigration by non-criminal people who WANT to be citizens of the US and are willing from Day One to go through the process.
Sure, let's be an over-populated, chaotic version of China. Who needs all this open space and forests anyway. But why stop there? We might as well make everyone in the world a U.S. Citizen. And when they come pouring in by the millions every month to redeem their citizenship papers all the sharp folks over at the INS have to do is ask them if they are a criminal...as if it would make a difference anyway.
I'm not sure how such a reckless idea could possibly ever get planted in an otherwise sound conservative mind but you should at least consider this: The Communists Rulers of the PRC (along with every enemy of America) absolutely LOVE your ideas on immigration. I mean why wage a bloody war against America, one they would surely lose, when they could flood our shores on the cheap with hundreds of millions of their agents "wanting to be citizens" and take over our country by sheer numbers.
Want to see America vanish and re-appear as The United Nations of America?....just take off all limits on immigration--like you suggest.
posted on 04/11/2003 3:33:58 PM PDT
The list of people really willing to go through the process of citizenship, or alternatively to fake it for 5 years or so, is thankfully short.
I should have added that complete and total welfare reform (NO government handouts, PERIOD) is a prerequisite for my approach. So I'm probably dreaming anyway.
As long as immigrants are looked at as liabilites (I'm a CPA-can't help it)), as they have to be considered on balance in the current system, thanks to welflare and free health care, we need a cap, and maybe even a suspension. In my uptopia, people are looked at as assets who contribute more to the country than they take away. If that were so, we could and would handle and welcome more newcomers than currently enter legally and illegally. You have to acknowledge that pre 1960s immigrants were on balance a huge positive force, despite the misgivings of many WASPs (at least until the 1930s).
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