Open Borders for the U.S.A or something else?


From San Francisco and Los Angeles, to New York and Washington D.C., (and other places here and there), is heard that we must boycott Arizona…  Though not said directly, those who say boycott ( Los Angeles mayor ) are in effect speaking up for an Open Border policy —  which in essence means, if anyone wants to come into this country, no one ought to have the right to stop them because the illegal immigrant has a superior right to enter…  (Be mindful that most countries of the world do not have Open Borders)…

These politicians hold press conferences making wild assertions that because Arizona passed its law, the sun will stop shining and will mean that America will no longer be able to serve apple pie…  Or, they’ve made similarly silly remarks…

Citizens and illegal immigrants need a resolution to the dilemma…  Not simply drama….

Probably with minimal or no controversy, most can agree that national politicians allowed the problem to fester and have made it worse by not dealing with the issue in due time and with due diligence, and now call press conferences to denounce those who are trying to do something about the problem…   

Also, probably with the same low-level of controversy as stated in the previous paragraph, most will agree that the matter of illegal immigration needs to be resolved…

Having said that, what follows likely will be more, way more controversial…

And that is, that to begin to resolve the issue, a basic foundation of the resolution will have to be the recognition, and acceptance, that a certain category of illegal immigrants will not be deported…  In this group will be, for example, those who have been here as of a particular date, whatever the date set might be…  This is because a significant number of these people own their own homes and/or businesses, have responsible jobs and fixed roots in their communities, are law-abiding (other than entering the country illegally, for example), and have children who are American citizens…  Reality is reality.

Thus, commonsensically, it seems it would be impractical or impossible in one swoop to deport tens of millions of those in the category described above…  Additionally, court challenges in which the courts would have to decide if it is fair and just to deport millions with the aforementioned qualities, might likely result in decisions saying that it is not fair and just — not fair and just because it is not envisioned that in the 21st century any court would support a new “Trail of Tears” (or a variation of the Japanese-American evacuation policy of WW  II) involving MILLIONS and MILLIONS of human beings uprooted and shipped out… 

But the matter of whether the countless illegal immigrants  in the category already described would be deported or not, could  be secondary or tertiary or nonexistent if a law were passed stating: that employers who hired illegal immigrants as of a set date henceforth would be fined severely, and those illegal immigrants who after the set date tried to get a job would be deported swiftly and would never be allowed legally to emigrate to the USA…  End of the dream for them, plain and simple…

This punitive action against employers and illegal immigrant potential employees would put a serious dent on illegal immigration, immediately, and would be a compromise position for everyone involved in the illegal immigration controversy…

Again, though, before the law against employers would be passed, what likely would have to be accepted is that the illegal immigrants in the special category previously mentioned would not be deported…  A mighty supposition…

Will Congress and the president do their jobs by resolving the matter of illegal immigration anytime soon?  Highly unlikely(  President Obama and Congress ) because the issue is controversial, the November Elections are almost upon us, and most politicians do not have a backbone…  Meantime, the border states and some others will continue with the problem… 

Undoubtedly, citizens as well as illegal immigrants deserve a solution to the problem…  ( Workers of the World May Day on May 1 — demonstrations planned.)

The results of the next national elections will tell what views on Open Borders, illegal immigration and other major topics of public policy will prevail…  Stay tuned…

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2 Responses

  1. I wrote before. I forget when, not too long ago on another topic that had to do with those immigrants who you say or suggest would not be deported. That seems like amnesty and I can tell you a lotta people don’t like that.

  2. Let me be clear about my statement regarding my family not being able to safely visit AZ without prior clearance from the local police dept. I am not advocating a boycott of AZ. I choose to stay out of the conflict and I believe in the rightsof a state to rule as they see fit for the sake of their citizens. If one does not live in AZ or own property there, it is not our business to dictate politics to them.

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