Illegal Immigration — deal with it incrementally, not massively


The rhetoric continues…  Will or will not the Justice Department investigate Arizona?! 

It’s a mess, because the federal government has allowed it to become a mess through the years, and blaming Arizona and anyone who criticizes illegal immigration is non productive, and adds to the mess…  Citizens and illegal immigrants alike do not need nor deserve the dilemma nor the drama…

The president would like to pass not an incremental law dealing with illegal immigration, but an expansive one because Latino groups have influence over him — they favor an expansive one, and they supported him in the last presidential election by significant numbers… 

But he could begin to solve the problem incrementally, in a logical sequence, without a massive program all at once — as he did with the Healthcare law (healthcare now held in contempt ?):

  1. Secure the borders, all borders, so that illegal immigration will be stopped there, from then on.
  2. Pass laws to (heavily) penalize employers who hire new illegal immigrants…
  3. Pass laws to permit young people to work here legally —  children  of illegal immigrants who attended school here and graduated from high school and/or college here (Bipartisan, “The Dream Act”?).

 After having dealt with the above at the same time or with one of them first, then sometime later with the others, he could press on:

       4.  lastly, deal with illegal immigrant parents and other illegal immigration issues…     

Will these issues be dealt with and completed before the November elections?  Highly unlikely…  Is this issue an easy one to solve?  Yes, mechanically…  Politically?  No!

There are also the issues of legal immigration problems, but that has its own complexities…

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2 Responses

  1. Your incremental plan looks suspiciously like the initial one that was put forth by Tom Tancredo. be careful PanAm, you too might get branded a racist.

    • Yes, Patrick, I agree, anyone who does not favor a massive all encompassing law implemented at once with a continuing lack of border security, will likely be labeled…

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