What would real “Immigration Reform” look like?
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The below is a press release from the Federation for American Immigration Reform on what real, principled “immigration reform” would do for Americans. What a concept, huh?

I’ll add two points:

1) The nationally suicidal extension of birthright citizenship to children born to illegal aliens should be challenged and overturned. 2) And adopting English as the official language of these United States would go a long way towards uniting the most diverse nation in the world. Si?

This ought to keep the anti-enforcement nuts babbling for a few days. Have fun!

From FAIR:

Principled Immigration Reform Puts Americans First

PR Newswire

House GOP Leaders Must Rule Out Amnesty and Increased Immigration, Says FAIR

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Under the leadership of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Republicans are drafting a set of immigration reform principles to guide them as they debate immigration in 2014. They plan to release these principles in time for their January 29th GOP retreat.

At the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), we hope these principles will finally place the interests of Americans first – an idea that is conspicuously absent from the reforms being proposed by the leaders of either party.

FAIR's core principles for immigration reform are:

No more amnesties. We can create clever euphemisms, but the only people we will be fooling are ourselves. Any policy that legalizes illegal aliens is amnesty and will lead to even more illegal immigration. This includes any "pathways to citizenship" or legalization programs that grant green cards or work visas.

Secure our borders. The last time our government measured border security, only 13 percent of our borders are under "operational control." That is simply unacceptable. To get the job done, we must use all the tools at our disposal. We must put more boots on the ground, add infrastructure (such as fencing) and implement proven technology to reduce the flow of illegal aliens across the border. 

End visa overstays. Approximately 30-40 percent of illegal aliens are aliens who entered the U.S. legally, but overstayed their visas. To end this practice, we must add Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and finally implement a biometric entry-exit system at all ports of entry—a system already required by law.

Stop the hiring of illegal workers. Unless we remove the incentives to enter the U.S. illegally, we will not stop illegal immigration. We must eliminate the jobs magnet by requiring all employers use E-Verify and demand rigorous worksite enforcement that holds both employers and illegal workers accountable.

Robustly and uniformly enforce our immigration laws. Policies that direct law enforcement to ignore violations of our laws undermine the rule of law and are inherently unjust to law-abiding legal immigrants. We must enforce our existing immigration laws, eliminate fraud throughout the system, and prohibit the adoption of policies by state/local governments that encourage illegal immigration or provide benefits to illegal aliens. Enforcement doesn't require mass deportation. If we enforce our laws and remove the incentives to remain here, many illegal aliens will go home on their own.

Implement a merit-based immigration system. Our immigration system should choose immigrants based on an objective assessment of who is most likely to benefit the economic and social interests of our nation.

End family chain migration. Family-based immigration must be limited to spouses and unmarried minor children. Entitlements for extended family migration lead to an immigration system that is not based on merit, runs on autopilot and fosters exponential growth in immigration.

Support the American worker. American workers are the best and most productive in the world. They are eager to work. What they need is the opportunity to compete for jobs at fair wages, not unfair competition created by massive guest worker programs. In addition, just because we could benefit from some skilled immigration doesn't mean we should rubber stamp visas for every applicant with certain skills. We should develop and encourage our own STEM professionals, not discourage them by flooding the labor market.

Limit overall immigration. We are a nation of over 315 million people. We need to consider how much we want to grow and how that growth will affect jobs, our environment, resources and quality of life in America.

About FAIR

Founded in 1979, FAIR is the country's largest immigration reform group. With over 250,000 members nationwide, FAIR fights for immigration policies that serve national interests, not special interests. FAIR believes that immigration reform must enhance national security, improve the economy, protect jobs, preserve our environment, and establish a rule of law that is recognized and enforced.  

SOURCE Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1683590#ixzz2qZsev52N

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Anne Franks
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March 06, 2014
LIBINCOBB, No illegal aliens is going to take a chance on being "discovered"? Discovered? Discovered?

Golly, did ya know they march at the White House boasting they are ilegal? Discovered? HA!
Lib in Cobb
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February 14, 2014
@Robert: You have not proven anything by posting the already known web site. I have posted stats for years 2000 through 2011. The website you suggested is only for year 2013. Just spin it anyway you wish. Whether people are turned away at the border or arrested and deported after they enter the US they are all counted by ICE, just in different categories. The counting methods are decided upon by ICE not the White House. No one changed the methodology to score political points.

I will remind you that the Latino population is currently dissatisfied with the Obama admin due to the numbers listed on the website. What is also a fact, Mittens received a much smaller percentage of the Latino vote than President Obama. The actual percentages: Mittens:27% Obama:71%

BTW, only citizens vote, voter fraud was never widespread, in fact it is and was rare. No self respecting undocumented immigrant is going to vote due to the likelihood of being discovered. The children of the undocumented who were born in the US are citizens, check the 14th amendment for verification.
Robert Johnson
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February 12, 2014
https://www.ice.gov/removal-statistics/

Here is the link to DHS/ICE Lib in Cobb. I don't think you are smart enough to see the proof that Obama is a liar in here. But go have a hissy fit.
Lib in Cobb
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February 08, 2014
I would like to add. Every item listed in the cut and paste provided by King has been discussed by all concerned many times. For example securing borders with a fence. That has been tried, then abandoned, due to cost and ineffectiveness. So, in other words nothing new from FAIR. An additional example of nothing new, under President Obama the number of border patrol agents was doubled in 2011 compared to 2004 when "Dubya" was president.
Lib in Cobb
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February 07, 2014
@Robert: Since you mentioned that the Border Patrol and DHS websites have the numbers which you call "official", why don't you post that information. Post the numbers, or is that beyond your capacity?
Lib in Cobb
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February 07, 2014
@Robert: So, it appears I have reduced you to name calling, I see this as a true measure of my effectiveness. If you re-read my post the deportation numbers go back to the year 2000, not all Obama years.

Once again, the enforcement either current or previous is ineffective, that's my point. If the enforcement were effective, we would not have 12 million plus people here who are undocumented. Get it? That's why I continue to ask for something new. You don't have anything new, nor does any of your "wing nut" friends. You keep screaming, "enforce the laws"! The laws don't work and you don't understand that.

BTW, I have a very busy life outside of this hobby. I am not sitting at home in front of a PC or in an office. There are these things called iPhones, perhaps you have heard of them, naaaaaaaaaah. You are much to dense to understand the technology much less the fact that our laws our ineffective.

Since the laws don't work, give us your suggestions on how to solve this immigration problem? One more time, if the laws did work, we would not have millions living here illegally.
Robert Johnson
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February 06, 2014
Lib, you are an entertaining liberal drooling idiot. But we enjoy watching you prove it. You don't get to discard the obvious answer (enforcement) while you constantly demand (hahahahahaha!) a "new" and different answer that will still never be enough. Admit it. You have no life outside this little blog. Thank you Mr. King!

PS The official "deportation" numbers are posted on Border Patrol and DHS websites. Obama is a liar. Catching people trying to cross th eborder is NOT a "deportation" Again, you are an idiot. Thanks!
Lib in Cobb
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February 05, 2014
Since the posting of this cut and paste job by DA King, I have been asking my detractors for a new and unique and viable idea on how to effectively address the immigration situation.

So far nothing, nada, zero, bupkis. I am again reminded that there are new no new ideas coming from the "wingers".
Lib in Cobb
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February 01, 2014
@Robert: Just a quick reminder regarding enforcing the immigration laws. 2000 through 2011 there have been nearly 3.5 million people deported from the US.

Source: Pew Research.

Just how much more enforcement do you want?

Yes, I know Obama was fudging the numbers, according to the "whistle nuts".
Lib in Cobb
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January 30, 2014
@Robert: You must be dense. Once again, what King listed is NOT an original idea. I have asked him multiple times for something new, unique and viable. All King did was cut and paste another's work, which has been discussed. King has been working on his pet project for years and he has no new ideas, I will call that the empty suit syndrome.

OK, so enforce the laws, there is not enough money to do that, there are too many people here living under the cloak of secrecy to find them even a small percentage. You keep saying enforce the law. I keep saying the current laws are ineffective. That ineffectiveness is measured by the 12 million plus people who are living here without permission. The immigration laws are as ineffective as laws making weed illegal.

OK, please take the opportunity to give us a rough guideline of how better to deal with the immigration situation, without saying "enforce the current laws". Give us something new, unique and viable and how are you going to fund your plan? I'll wait.

BTW, if we deported 100,000 people, many would come back, that happens very regularly.
Robert Johnson
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January 30, 2014
Lib. You are crazy. Enforcing the law would be new. King put up the solution. Nothing we can say will allow you to admit that enforcement is the answer.
Lib in Cobb
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January 27, 2014
@pbaugh: I really owe you an apology for not explaining why I referred to Sally as a moron and stupid. Sally's suggestion of starving out the undocumented immigrants is moronic and stupid. OK, I feel better now.
Lib in Cobb
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January 27, 2014
@pbaugh: When a post is sent on weekends it often times takes longer to appear on any MDJ blog. Patience, you will be heard even if you are incorrect.
pbaugh
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January 26, 2014
Ok, I see how this works. Lib in Cobb can say what ever she wants in favor of illeg immigration and also can call people stupid and morons but you won't post my post from yesterday because I am in favor of the article by King. That is basis for sure!
PBaug
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January 25, 2014
I think it is great. We should enforce our laws, we should not reward law breakers with amnesty, and citizenship,earn your citizenship the same way others have. We should not use any of our tax payer programs to support illegal immigrants. We should not automatically reward and illegal immigrant child with citizenship. Also we should not allow illegal immigrants to send the money they earned to other countries then use our social programs! No one forced these people to cross our borders so they have to pay the consequences I agree with the told article.
Lib in Cobb
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January 25, 2014
@Robert: DA King's list is not his own work. If you read the first sentence in the blog, you would understand this is a cut and paste.

I have asked King and his tribe of followers multiple times for new and unique and affordable methods under which we could better handle the immigration situation. Pay attention, the operative words are "new" and "unique" and "affordable", not cutting and pasting the work of others.

The Dream Act was new and unique and affordable, but the congress sat on that bill for ten years.

We were able to get that done anyway with a very successful congressional end run by President Obama. BTW, our president will be using executive orders more often in his second term.

Now, go back and read the first sentence in the blog. You can apologize at your earliest convenience.
Lib in Cobb
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January 25, 2014
@Mary in Marietta: If you like the laws of other countries involving immigrants so much, then go there and live and don't let the door hit you in the tush on the way out. Our founding fathers wrote the documents by which we all live by, if you don't like those documents, then work for change. Those documents say, if you are born on US soil you are a citizen(paraphrased).
Robert Johnson
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January 24, 2014
Lib. I normally ignore your mindlessness. But, can you see that Mr King has put a list of suggestions on immigration here? Are you completely crazy?
Lib in Cobb
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January 23, 2014
@Laney: I am angry at stupid people who want immigration to change, but they are unwilling or can't offer a viable solution, such Sally Inman. My fight is about getting those who hate immigration to bend just a little so we as a nation can help some very desperate, poor people. No person in the White House has ever developed an immigration plan that would work. The original Dream Act would have been a very reasonable plan to achieve a partial solution, congress sat on that bill for 10 years. President Obama made a successful end run around congress and for that I am happy. DA King has been fighting immigration reform for years and he is not anywhere closer to a solution than he was in the previous five years. I have asked him and others for unique suggestions on how to improve the system. DA and his followers have offered NO advice. Sally wants to starve the undocumented out of their homes, without any thought at all about how would this be done, there should be no wonder why I call her stupid. When I think of Sally and her idea, "obtuse" comes to mind.

I am also angry that so many people have these knee jerk, reactionary suggestions like, send them all back or enforce the current laws, neither of which can or is being done. Proof that the current immigration laws are ineffective, at best, is the 12-15 million people who are undocumented and living in the US.

So we come back to the starting point. Give a viable plan for immigration reform.
Laney Wester
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January 23, 2014
This LibinCobb person sounds like a real dream boat. Who wants to go out to dinner and chat with her? (Be sure to only order what she approves!)Yes, it looks like she is saying that Hispanics should not be made to obey our laws. Golly. Ever? FYI 2 Lib In Cobb, sicko. I am Hispanic. I resent your made-for-TV, reptilian venom and ridiculous ignorant presumption. You are obviously full of hate. Get help. Go vote for another Democrat tyrant so you feel better and more noble.

But funny that D.A. King has upset her so much with simple logic. Tra La...

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