Can America solve its illegal immigration problem both justly and humanely? Yes, but it requires first building a border wall. Washington Post columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Charles Krauthammer explains why.
Ann Coulter, on top of being one of the biggest Trump supporters there are, is one of the smartest political pundits in the business. Her book, Adios America, talks about the scourge of illegal immigration in the country and how it has shaped the political arena and tainted what was once a great country to raise a family and destroyed all hope for the future. She went on Fusion TV to speak with Jorge Ramos, a journalist who is virulently anti-Trump and pro-illegal immigration. Well, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that he was beaten badly by Ann’s wit and knowledge on the subject. This is a must-watch and must-share:
She went on Fusion TV to speak with Jorge Ramos, a journalist who is virulently anti-Trump and pro-illegal immigration. Do you think Ann went too far? We say not far enough! Don’t give ’em an inch!
During Barack Hussein Obama’s sham of a presidency, millions of illegal aliens were able to game the system and get on the welfare system, meaning they were milking Americans of their hard-earned tax dollars. Unfortunately for these illegal welfare leaches, however, Donald Trump has just let them know that their free ride is over. Trump is working on revising a draft calling for U.S. officials to tighten up visa restrictions, which would force able-bodied immigrants living in the U.S. to get off their couches and start working and paying taxes. “Our country’s immigration laws are designed to protect American taxpayers and promote immigrant self-sufficiency. Yet households headed by aliens are much more likely than those headed by citizens to use Federal means-tested public benefits,” read one draft order obtained by the Washington Post. With this move, Trump would be trying to “deny admission to any alien who is likely to become a public charge” and to develop standards for “determining whether an alien is deportable …. for having become a public charge within five years of entry.” If this order is approved, it would prevent migrants who violate U.S. immigration laws from receiving any welfare benefits whatsoever. Over half of all immigrants are on welfare while only 30% of Americans are on it. 75% of immigrant welfare usage is by legal immigrant, meaning 25% is used by aliens who are here illegally. This is the kind of abuse Trump is trying to stop with this order.
The United States of America is a land of immigrants. It was started with European immigrants, and expanded to reach manifest destiny. This was achieved only by accepting and respecting immigrants. However, we have always had to deal with people crossing our borders illegally. The borders of the United States are not secure enough. The laws to penalize illegal aliens are not harsh enough to deter them, or they are not properly enforced.
Once inside the United States, illegal aliens don’t fear deportation. The beaches and highways on our borders do not have enough patrolmen to stop illegal crossings. These aliens, aside from breaking the law for entering without permission, are often drug smugglers or weapons dealers, which poses a threat to national security. The United States’ borders are unrestrained. We need more funds and manpower to resolve this issue. We also need some stronger laws. Although the issue of illegal immigration may never be fully resolved, stronger laws can help reduce it immensely.
On average, 7 million foreigners a year enter our country illegally. Seventy eight thousand of the above estimate are from countries the United States views as a direct threat in the War on Terror. If the United States remains so open and welcoming to illegal immigrants, we are essentially inviting another catastrophe like September 11, 2001 onto ourselves. If we are serious about our safety, and wish to remain free, we must find a way to allow immigrants in legally so they may enhance our quality of life, and not threaten it.
The Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) gave out 1.5 million green cards to illegal aliens in the 90’s. This can only serve to encourage others to enter our country without going through the legal process. Law breakers should not be rewarded for breaking the law (in this case granted amnesty).
A magnet for illegal immigration is job opportunity. Businesses in America hire illegal immigrants because of cheap labor. Maybe, as an incentive for hiring citizens, big companies who do so should get a tax break. If the government offered some form of compensation for the extra money these businesses would spend, it is likely that they would hire Americans. The unemployment rate here is outrageous. We cannot afford to hire people that don’t pay income taxes. Americans need jobs and illegal immigrants are taking them away.
Our government must implement some changes and crack down a little bit if they wish to protect the country they swore an oath to protect both physically and economically. Illegal immigration is a problem that has been argued over for years, and a solution must be found. The most common conservative view on immigration is that it should be limited. Having open borders is not worth the price to national security. The conservative view on immigration may seem severe and close minded but it raises some important points worth noting.
A misconception about conservatism is that they are racist or anti the Latino/Latina community. Nothing can be farther from the truth. Conservatives want to welcome immigrants legally while keeping America safe. Maybe that translates into a need for more lenient immigration laws. The bottom line is that in one way or another the issue of illegal immigration must be resolved.
Support legal immigration. Support amnesty for those who enter the U.S. illegally (undocumented immigrants). Also believe that undocumented immigrants have a right to:
— all educational and health benefits that citizens receive (financial aid, welfare, social security and medicaid), regardless of legal status.
— the same rights as American citizens. It is unfair to arrest millions of undocumented immigrants.
Support legal immigration only. Oppose amnesty for those who enter the U.S. illegally (illegal immigrants). Those who break the law by entering the U.S. illegally do not have the same rights as those who obey the law and enter legally. The borders should be secured before addressing the problem of the illegal immigrants currently in the country. The Federal Government should secure the borders and enforce current immigration law.
It has been a terrible week for President Obama. As we learn more about the Benghazi falsehoods, illegal IRS investigations, and spying on the media, it is clear the Obama Administration has gone rogue. We cannot stand idly by while this Administration ignores the rule of law. Republicans in Congress are working hard to find answers, but we need your help.
Virtual President Bill Whittle takes a question on immigration at a Virtual Town Hall meeting located not far from the Mexican border.