In Response to ATI
Arkanabar T'verrick Ilarsadin queried my post on the USCCB's collective attitude toward illegal immigration. ATI's is curious, if I could write law and policy what would I write. It is a good question. I will attempt to provide a framework of what I would do in form of law only. Policy would take much more time to develop as it includes actions for implementation, monitoring, prosecution, and defense. Basically it is as follows:
1. The act of encouraging/assisting immigrants to illegally cross our borders is a treasonous act against this nation, and should be prosecuted immediately and punishment to the extent of the law. This includes providing employment or safe haven of any kind (aiding and abetting).
2. All persons wishing to immigrate to the USA must do the following; renounce citizenship in the country they are immigrating from, learn the English language, pass a basic citizenship test, have employment lined up, and can not apply for government assistance in their first five years as a citizen.
3. If you are or have ever been a member of a Socialist, Communist, or other Dictatorial governments or organizations you will not be granted citizenship, or temporary work visas...EVER.
4. You must wait until your application for citizenship is approved before you can relocate.
5. Children of illegal immigrants carry the same status as their parents regardless of where they are born.
6. Once you have citizenship, if you immigrate to another country your American citizenship is permanently revoked and will never be granted again.
In my opinion citizenship in this country is of high market value. People of this country throughout history have given their lives, fortunes, and talents to bring it into existence and develop the only truly free society that man has ever known (besides Eden of course). We have done our best to screw this up in recent history, and part of that problem has been the unwillingness to secure our borders. We are not opposed to immigrants we are opposed to those who choose to take by passive force that which does not belong to them.
It is correct that immigrants have helped to build this nation, and that is because they WANTED to be here and be American. They did not come here to take away what ever they could, they came to contribute to be a part of something grand. The days of hyphenated nationalities and celebrations of other cultures should come to an end because all it does is create divisions. There is only one thing above America and that is God.