P. 1
A new idea for Immigration Reform

A new idea for Immigration Reform

|Views: 58|Likes:
Published by David Welch
Immigration Reform in its present format is going nowhere. Democrats want to grant citizenship to illegals since it would boost the number of registered Democrat voters. Republicans, at least those in their right minds, recognize this and will do anything to prevent such a disaster.
Meanwhile we are at great risk of terrorist attacks across our unsecured borders and more than 11 million illegal immigrants remain in an uncertain and difficult position.
My idea solves both problems in a fair and reasonable manner, which is why it probably won't go anywhere.
Immigration Reform in its present format is going nowhere. Democrats want to grant citizenship to illegals since it would boost the number of registered Democrat voters. Republicans, at least those in their right minds, recognize this and will do anything to prevent such a disaster.
Meanwhile we are at great risk of terrorist attacks across our unsecured borders and more than 11 million illegal immigrants remain in an uncertain and difficult position.
My idea solves both problems in a fair and reasonable manner, which is why it probably won't go anywhere.

More info:

Published by: David Welch on Nov 01, 2013
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as DOC, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

11/01/2013

pdf

text

original

A new idea for Immigration Reform

There are two important reasons for doing something about Immigration Reform: 1. Our porous borders, north as well as south, are a tremendous threat to the security of our country. It would be extremely easy for terrorists to enter our country through either border and wreck havoc on our country with well planned attacks on soft targets such as shopping malls. Despite the billions spent on Homeland Security since 9/11 we are seriously at risk until the borders are completely secured. This must be our highest priority.

2. There are 11 million or more, I’d bet more, illegal aliens in our country at present. Most of them have come here to secure jobs and provide a better life for their families and to help relatives back home. The vast majority are from Mexico but there are others as well. And of course there are a few bad apples in the lot. The problem is they are already here and many have jobs and contribute in some way to our economy. Sending the full eleven million back home is just not a feasible solution. So, what can and should we do? My idea is quite simple and workable although I suspect it will be viciously attacked by both sides of the current Immigration Reform debate. Having both sides attack it tells me it is probably a pretty good idea! First and foremost we must close the borders to any but those authorized to enter. Whether this involves building a fence, stationing military troops along the border, greatly expanding the border patrol, or whatever, it must be done. Second, once the border is secure, we should allow all who are in the country illegally to apply for and be granted five year guest worker visas. These visas would allow the recipient to stay in the country for five years and to seek gainful employment. At the end of five years they could return home or apply for a five year extension. There would be some specific provisions in these special guest worker visas, and this is where there will no doubt be some strong liberal objections: 1. The guest workers would NOT be eligible for U.S.

Citizenship. They have already displayed a disregard for our laws and to grant them citizenship would be an unjustifiable reward for violating our laws. 2. Any children born in the U.S. to these guest workers would NOT be elgible for U.S. Citizenship. And this same provision would apply to any illegal immigrants who do not take advantage of the guest worker visa program. There are many countries in the world, perhaps a majority, who do not grant citizenship to children born in their country to parents who are not citizens so this would NOT be unreasonable. 3. Anyone who employs these guest workers would be required to deduct social security and other benefit taxes from their pay. One half of the money collected would go into the general social security fund, even though they would NOT be elgible for social security or related benefits. The other half would be kept in a separate account for the individual worker and returned to them at the time they leave the U.S. to return to their native country. Requiring these tax payments would put them on an equal footing with regards to American citizens seeking the same jobs. 4. Employers required to provide Obamacare to their workers would be required to provide the same coverage to the guest workers. Again this is to ensure that employers do not have a financial incentive to hire these workers as opposed to American citizens. 5. All guest workers would be subject to the same minimum wage laws in effect for American citizens. Again this is to ensure that employers do not have a financial incentive to hire these workers as opposed to American citizens.

6. If we should have a need for additional workers for farm jobs that American citizens are unable or unwilling to fill then additional guest worker visas could be issued to people outside the U.S. (In Mexico or elsewhere) who are willing to come here under these terms and conditions. 7. The guest workers would have the right to obtain drivers licenses and own cars but would have the same requirement to obtain auto liability insurance as American citizens. 8. Any illegal immigrant now in the country who does not apply for the guest worker visa within say six months, would be immediately deported, unless he or she is convicted of a crime and sentenced to jail time. Any city, county, or state within the U.S. which acts to frustrate the intent of this law would be subject to severe fines and the local or state officials responsible would be subject to jail terms of at least six months and be required to forfeit their position with the local or state government before they could be released from ptrison. If the above provisions were enacted into law our country would be far safer from the risk of terrorist attacks and the people who have come to this country illegaly to find honest work would have been treated in a far more fair and just manner than they could have reasonably expected. Now all we have to do is to convince our dimwit politicians who are far more concerned with their narrow ideological beliefs and/or their own self interest.

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->