June 6, 2008
Legal vs illegal immigration isn't clear cut, study shows
About two in five legal immigrants to the United States have also spent time here illegally in what is a more complex immigration system than many Americans recognize, according to a report by the Public Policy Institute of California.
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Shocking! Shocking! This is news? Not really, after all, its common knowledge that millions of illegal aliens were given amnesty in the most recent amenesty. Now, here we are again, possibly about to repeat the same stupid mistakes of the pass. Will we see another idiotic restatement of the obvious in the years to come?
It's an indisputably proven fact that amnesties only encourage further illegal immigration. It's a proven fact, that in spite of the guest worker programs that have been available for decades, illegal immigration continues and the same nutroot neo-communists come out of the woodwork touting the same old crazy policies in support of open borders.
Posted by: Horace | Jun 6, 2008 4:14:28 PM
People who've entered the US legally and gone throught the process of "naturalization" into citizenship should be referred to as just that, "citizen". Continuing to refer to them as immigrant denies to them their due credit, leaving them undistinguished from illegal immigrants.
Obscuring that critical distinction in the public's mind is the strategy of those favoring amnesty to the invading foreign nationals (illegal immigrants). Its an attempt to frame the issue of illegal immigration so that those opposing amnesty can be marginalized and dismissed as simply "anti immigrant".
Framing the issue that way sidesteps the legitimate argument that immigration policy and law (like all government policy) should be product of legislation crafted and enacted by representatives elected to serve the will of the citizenry. Emphatically, policy so enacted should not defaulty to how many foreigners choose to ignore the law and come here illegally. Amnesty to illegal aliens is, therefore, a violation of the solumn covenant between government and the citizenry it is ligitimized to serve, breaking its sovereign obligation.
In effect, amnesty is a surrender of national sovereignty and destiny to invading foreign nationals.
Posted by: Storie Mooser | Nov 8, 2008 10:28:44 PM
Is the government going to do anything about it? I read that we got footed for over 240 million dollars in unpaid medical bills from illegal immigrants. With the economy in the state that it is, it's a wonder why nothing has been done.
Posted by: Sue@ LA DUI Attorney | Dec 8, 2010 3:54:06 PM
If someone come's here illegally and commits an criminal offense (including violent crimes, robbery, theft, attempted battery and other crimes), they should be screened for deportation. But trying to deport someone who is here illegally who doesn't commit crimes is going too far and cutting off LEGAL immigration is unfair.
There should be a clear distinction between Illegal vs Legal, bottom line. Legal Immigration is what made America great, period.
Posted by: S.Y. | Feb 25, 2012 1:22:58 AM