It’s no secret that illegal aliens have been with us for quite some time. There are so many in fact that chances are pretty good that most of us know at least one and probably more. Needless to say, if you want to see some of them live, just go to a fast food location, check out a lawn service crew, or witness temporary hand harvesters of farm crops.
Although there are certainly some bad ones, most of them are nice folks who work hard and have “one father” families. When they can, they do take the option and advantage of gaming the system as many U.S. citizens do. All this thanks to the gross incompetence of a government that likes to keep people obligated to whoever gives them stuff and allows advocates to teach them system gaming techniques.
Why should they go though the rigors of legal documentation that takes a long time for clearance when crossing over is fairly easy, with advocates waiting to teach them how to get benefits? Then there is always the hope of eventual amnesty. Since there is not enough I.C.E. personnel to go around checking identification papers, once the illegals are in, residency is pretty much all downhill from there.
Then there is the other bonus of birthright, a major perk of sneaking in. The Citizenship clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution says, among other things, that all persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof is a U.S. citizen. The Supreme Court said in 1898 that the immigration status of the parents makes no difference. A reinterpretation of that decision would be beneficial to taxpayers. IIlegals have had lots of babies here (at our expense), some made in the USA, some made elsewhere and born here. These are sometimes called “anchor babies” and help the heartstring tuggers delay any deportation proceedings.
The problems involved with illegal immigration can be resolved for the most part if we acknowledge some facts.
Fact number one: we have been hearing a figure of twelve million illegals for years, but this number is pure fiction. A more realistic number is twenty million or more, and to find and round up that many people for deportation isn’t going to happen. They are spread out all over the country and are well embedded. We would need the entire United States Army full time to assist I.C.E. in such a task. It is highly probable that we would continue to need major military assistance for decades as the logistics of moving these captured masses to the porous border would be complex and, in all likelihood, fruitless.
Fact number two: our border security continues to be a standing joke, on us. Even if we did have some control in the southern border, the illegals could disembark from boats via the Oregon or Washington coastline (which have large unwatched areas.)
Fact number three: some illegals have been here most of their lives and have large American families; they are simply here to stay.
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