With an increasing number of Americans blaming the Obama administration for its perceived complicity in exacerbating an already detrimental border crisis, many Republicans are taking the initiative to tackle the problem.
As Western Journalism reported, Texas Gov. Rick Perry recently indicated he is willing to send as many as 1,000 Texas National Guard members to the most porous corridors of his state’s border with Mexico in an effort to battle the influx of illegal minors traveling primarily from countries in Central America.
Though his state is much farther removed, Alaskan U.S. Senate hopeful Joe Miller is doing his part by publicizing a series of steps he feels would bring the crisis under control.
“The crisis of illegal immigration we’re facing is not only unnecessary,” the GOP candidate asserted in a recent press release, “it is being instigated by the Obama administration.”
Miller, who recently advocated Obama’s impeachment based on his complicity in the border crisis, said Americans deserve decisive action to preserve the nation’s sovereignty.
“It’s time we take some simple steps to ensure the integrity of our borders and the security of the American people,” he said.
The seven-point plan he recommends begins with ending foreign aid to any nation offering encouragement to illegal immigration. He also urged the completion of a fence along the nation’s southern border.
Miller wants to see the U.S. send a bill to each illegal alien’s country of origin to cover the cost of “policing, housing, feeding, and transporting their citizens.”
His plan calls for an end to America’s policy of bestowing citizenship on anyone born within its borders as well as the lottery system that provides such status to 55,000 individuals annually.
Miller’s recommendation also includes a requirement that employers utilize E-verify software in hiring all workers, proposing fines for those who give jobs to illegals.
Finally, he wants to cut off all benefits, including “healthcare, schooling [and] social services,” currently extended to illegals.
“With these seven, simple, common sense steps we could fix this problem once and for all,” Miller explained.
Calling the crisis “unconscionable,” he said that granting illegals “a safe haven with many of the same benefits as citizens is unacceptable.”
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