Immigration Reform: What Current Policy is not Addressing

 

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Immigration Reform:
What current policy is not addressing

During the past few years we have seen an increase in the political participation of Latino voters in the U.S. In the 2012 elections President Barack Obama won 71 percent of the Latino vote. The  election results highlighted the importance of  immigration reform in the public policy debate and the need to address it through a bipartisan political initiative. Eight senators, four republicans and four democrats have been working on  a bipartisan bill this last month. However, many of the thorniest issues remain largely unresolved.  Should there be a path for citizenship for undocumented immigrants? What should happen to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US by their parents as children?

According to the Pew Research Center there were 40.1 million immigrants living in the US in 2011, a 30 percent increase from the immigrant population in the year 2000.  Immigrants without a US citizenship status make up 55 percent of the immigrant population. Unauthorized immigrants account for 28 percent  of the foreign born population. About 34% of the foreign born population have no health insurance.

In 2010, 8 percent of all children born in the US were born to undocumented immigrants. While most foreign born children are English proficient, only about half of adult immigrants are English proficient.  What does this mean for the US economy, identity, and legal system?

Here are some links to get the wheels turning:
 

This article is about the border security. The author raised the question that even with immigration reform what would be new policies concerning the costly and inefficient U.S/Mexican border?
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/03/world/americas/border-security-hard-to-achieve-and-harder-to-measure.html?pagewanted=4&_r=0&comments

President’s full immigration reform proposal
http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/immigration

Senators immigration reform proposal
http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/News/transcript-bipartisan-framework-comprehensive-immigration-reform/story?id=18330912

Pew Research Hispanic Center, immigration section with statistical profiles of immigrant population in the US:
http://www.pewhispanic.org/topics/immigration/

Three ways U.S. immigration reform might impact Mexico, Washington Post Opinion Article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/01/31/three-ways-u-s-immigration-reform-might-impact-mexico/


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  • DaveFrancis1

    Until a powerfully enforced, financially supported Immigration bills are enacted, no new policies of a free ride to illegal aliens should be passed. The 1986 amnesty proved that, as it was weight down with corruption, fraud and abuse?
     
    Much of the anxiety and frustration could be alleviated from the American people, if the politicians, who are supposed to protect us, ignored the financial pressure from the Special Interest entities and introduced the mandatory Picture ID complete with biometric information. They say it’s too expensive, which is utter “BS” when we spend hundreds of billions of dollars on multiple social programs, which are crammed tight with fraud and abuse. Our Social Security number is an antiquated identification document, never meant for personal identification. A BIOMETRIC DOCUMENT WITH A PERSONS THUMB PRINT, EYE SCAN could relief much of the fraud in our sovereign nation today?
     
    Much of the anxiety and frustration could be alleviated from the American people, if the politicians, who are supposed to protect us, ignored the financial pressure from the Special Interest entities and introduced the mandatory Picture ID complete with biometric information. They say it’s too expensive, which is utter “BS” when we spend hundreds of billions of dollars on multiple social programs, which are crammed tight with fraud and abuse. Our Social Security number is an antiquated identification document, never meant for personal identification. A BIOMETRIC DOCUMENT WITH A PERSONS THUMB PRINT, EYE SCAN could relief much of the fraud in our sovereign nation today?
     
    A good example would be the voting confusion, because unknown numbers of non citizens are voting and the great state of Arizona has seen through these circumstances and ready to fight for their rights. Citizen voters and our system of elections, must not to be compromised by any non citizens cheating and committing perjury. ID theft has become an epidemic in the United States, and was involved with the 9/11 killers who had stolen ID and a new type of documentation essential for every American to deem it important. Only people with a shady past, illegal aliens and other profit minded people see a federal ID card as an encumbrance to their plans. It makes no sense to say a nationwide biometric laminated card is too expensive at $2.billion dollars, when the states are being drained of $113 billion dollars plus a year for illegal alien families, that is not counting federal cash. The Tea Party agenda is the same as many conservative ideologies, that includes The Heritage Foundation, a research and educational institution—a think tank—whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. After a though analysis of the issues of illegal immigration its top research Robert Rector, Senior Research Fellow, authority on poverty, the U.S. welfare system and immigration has calculated that another reform package, would cost the U.S. taxpayer over 2.6  Trillion dollars in processing, public entitlements and retirement benefits.
     
    An ID card would ensure no illegal alien would get a job, or welfare, or any other benefits with a stolen SSN or driver’s license.  An official ID card is almost a 100 percent faultless recognition, cross checked with a mandated data base that could be used for all manner of proof of who you are? Why the goons in Washington are dismissing such a simple enforcement tool is beyond my understanding, but then why is it not a Felony to enter America without inspection? Does this gang of eight have investments in companies that supposedly secure our credit cards or run these anti theft businesses that guard our personal information? The ID heist is not going away and don’t think your invulnerable to this theft, which incidentally caught me by surprise. I only got ripped off for $3600 dollars, so I thank my lucky stars. This Arizona court case and all other states caught up in this situation, deciding its imperative for people to show proof of citizenship before voting are in a fighting mood, led by Jan Brewer the governor. As a major border state Arizona catches the brunt of illegal aliens and tries to defend its citizens/ legal residents from the huge welfare payments it must pay out for the illegal, then instant citizen children who jump the facsimile of a real enforced border fence. Should the Supreme Court rule against this, than every American citizen should demand from their Congressional representative the implementation of a biometric card for every American?
     
    AFTER THE REAL “R-E-A-L”  FENCE IS BUILT, ACCORDING TO THE DESIGN AND LENGTH OF THE 2006 SECURE FENCE ACT (H.R.6061), AFTER  MANDATORY  E-VERIFY (H.R. 478) ALONG WITH THE IMAGE PROGRAM IS FULLY ENFORCED,  ALONG WITH A REVISED BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP LAW (H.R. 140)  AND  THE PROVISION OF THE SAVE ACT (H.R.830) IS VOTED INTO LAW. WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF BIOMETRIC ID CARD, THEN WE CAN TALK ABOUT GIVING ILLEGAL ALIENS LEGITIMACY FOR BEING IN AMERICA WITHOUT PERMISSION.
     
    AMERICANS MUST FEEL SAFE FROM A FURTHER ILLEGAL ALIEN INVASION, ATTRACTED BY CRIMINAL BUSINESS OWNERS. START BY MANDATORY PRISON SENTENCES FOR THE CEO, EXECUTIVES, MANAGERS WHO HIRE ILLEGAL ALIENS AND THROW THEM IN PRISON, SO THE 23 MILLION JOBLESS CITIZENS/LEGAL RESIDENTS BELIEVE THERE IS JUSTICE FOR THEM?
     
    Americans, legal resident of all nationalities whether black, Anglo, Asian, Hispanic, Latino or from any origin, Liberals, Democrats, Republicans every minority party, must become conscious that another Path to Citizenship will sink us. As Congressman Smith has stated, we must comprehend the consequences of another Amnesty, by any other name? It might seem quite harmless now, but the future of all those people, their extended family members will need pensions and retirement benefit. Even as today government is worried about paying for Medicaid, Medicare, health care and welfare now and adding millions more, and their progeny in the future is a catastrophe waiting to happen. Don’t listen to the rhetoric or propaganda from the Liberals or the open border advocates, but sign the No Amnesty petition at NumbersUS
     
    If you really want your cry of dissatisfaction counted write a note to your congressman (a aid will read it and reckon up the letters ‘for’ and against) so you don’t have to hassle about being persuasive since all Your Representative hears about the amount of correspondence). Phone calls are always better and we should jam the phone system, but here you need to be coherent and not explode with an awkward outburst at the central Washington circuit phone 202) 224-3121. LEARN THE REALITY OF OUR BORDER AND INVESTIGATE THE CONCEALED NEWS AND REPORTS AT AMERICANPATROL. Plaster your Senator or Congressional House with a post card, demanding they stop the current path of overpopulation and Balkanization. Bombard Facebook and Twitter with information, as the other side do. Contact your local press and TV station, because the end is near for commonsense and also another hit on the hurting taxpayer.

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