Skip to comments.Marco Rubio Wants Ideas on Immigration; Here's A Few
Posted on 05/05/2013 8:37:24 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. wrote an op-ed in this weeks Wall Street Journal inviting public input on the issue. Here are mine.
Dear Senator Rubio,
Why does immigration reform have to be comprehensive? Cant we just fix the aspects of our broken system everyone agrees on and debate the rest later?
The need for an increase in the number of high-skilled H1B visas is a simple fix that could be done tomorrow. This would help keep high paying, hi-tech jobs in this country and may eventually lead to the return of some that have been outsourced. Thats an easy win.
That our current system for legal immigration is too slow and out of date is beyond argument. Reforming and streamlining it would be another tap-in putt that could be done quickly and easily.
Border security should be another no-brainer. Maintaining our sovereignty should be beyond partisan dispute. Sadly, its not.
The insistence by you and your fellow Gang of 8 members that all of the points everyone agrees on will get a vote only if a pathway to citizenship is created for the illegal aliens already here is where you lose me.
I realize you and your fellow reformers dont like the term illegal alien, but I dont care. Its accurate and truthful. Liberals play word games; that you would too is disturbing.
That they came here only to find a better life for their families is irrelevant. If that is justification for awarding the greatest gift this nation can bestow on someone, what does it say about those who wait to come legally.
And, perhaps more disturbing, I see nothing in your legislation about sanctuary cities and states. The federal government, even when willing, can do only so much enforcement on its own.
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Yes...we should adopt Mexican immigration laws.
no citizenship for illegals OR their anchor babies!
I'd be willing to give them a temporary green card if they pay a fine and action is taken to either wipe their names from the current voter rolls and/or bar them from illegally registering to vote in the future. I want them photo’d and I'd and I want them to agree in writing to wave the American citizenship claim of any child they have while working in this country.
"Beyond argument"? Is that a joke?
In what way is it "too slow"? We don't need any more immigrants for at least twenty years - fifty would be better. I suppose waiting fifty years might be "too slow". But now? Now is "too fast" - much, much too fast.
NO amnesty. That’s a start.
Fifty year moratorium.
Change we can live with.
Enforce the law
Tighten Border security
May I add:
No services to illegals except emergency medical care necessary to return them to to their country.
No drivers licenses
Sanctuary cities will have their federal funds stopped.
Enforce the law is all you need nothing more send em home!
They complain that they have made homes and families here and to disrupt that would be a sin!
Hey you Illegals built the house with out foundation now it falls! No wininig accepted! Go home volunterialy(sic) or be deported simple! 0 enforce the law!
I agree with you, this is not our problem. Unless they were totally without family ties in their home country, they voluntarily broke family ties to come here. Sending them back would actually be restoring long term family ties if that were our our concern.
Although most immigrants do benefit from coming to this country, that should never be our overriding objective. Immigration should be for the benefit of the country, not for the benefit of the immigrant. We are no longer an under populated frontier country with a need for a large number of immigrants.
Hey Rush, Sean, Mark...if Marco Rubio was what he posed himself to be, and y'all keep saying he is, he would have written what Derek Hunter wrote himself, instead of asking someone he represents to tell him what to say.
You three used to know that...what happened to you guys?
“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”
Theodore Roosevelt 1907
Deport all illegals, especially those who have been here a long time.
Put the military on the border.
Stop all welfare and other services to illegal aliens.
Do not allow illegal aliens to hold jobs.
No anchor-baby benefits to illegal aliens.
I have long held this same view. We don’t have the money to feed, clothe, house, educate and medically treat everyone who is here illegally. If we send someone home who has a job here, that is paid “under the table”, this frees up a job for someone to take who is on welfare, turning a drain on the state into a tax paying citizen. Win-win.
It needs to be strangled in its crib.
Señator Rubio needs to put country before ethnicity.