Immigration and Something REALLY Disturbing

A deal has been reached on the immigration issue, and it seems to include some of the components other countries are using. Mexican immigrants are not happy with the plan, but I’m not sure they would accept anything other than amnesty and immunity. I completely agree with the point system for immigrants. I know that the tired, the hungry, and the poor need a good place to live, but right now we have to look after ourselves or we won’t be able to help anyone. I think that every illegal immigrant in the country should have to pay a $5,000 fine for each member of the household. Those who cannot must leave within 90 days. Those who can pay the fine must do so and apply for citizenship through the new point system. Those who have enough points may stay. Those who do not must leave within 90 days of their application being denied.

UPDATE: I did not see anything in the article referring to the people who hire and house illegal immigrants. I should mention that I 100% support a $5,000 fine for each illegal employee a company hires, as well as fining landlords $5,000 for each illegal immigrant living under their roof.

The Army has ordered soldiers to stop posting to blogs or sending personal emails without clearing them with an officer. There are three missing soldiers in Iraq, but we know where these ones are. When are we going to find out why they died?
3,401 US Soldiers killed in Iraq
25,378 US Soldiers wounded in Iraq


8 Responses to “Immigration and Something REALLY Disturbing”

  1. 1 daveawayfromhome
    May 17, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    Does it include a provision to (heavily) fine those who hire illegal labor? Without that, we might as well be doing nothing, because it will have the same effect.

  2. 2 Rue
    May 17, 2007 at 11:45 pm

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. I am usually pretty liberal in my views but I have often had to criticize my own country’s immigration policies. Or lack there of. Canada has welcomed people of all cultures and is fairly open in thier applications for refugee status etc..
    when someone is denied and makes some heart wrenching protest through the media I have to say I feel no sympathy. To be denied special immigration status in Canada you really have to have some shadiness in your past. We simply can’t afford the luxury of a blind eye anymore. Unfortunately people don’t have “Terrorist” tatooed on thier foreheads!
    9/11 proved that above anything else.

  3. 3 TomCat
    May 18, 2007 at 1:01 am

    I won’t comment on the immigration deal until I have a chance to study it.

    On the censorship of the troops, not that more that half of the troops and their families oppose Bush’s war for oil and power (Military Times Poll), Dubya doesn’t want the folks at home to hear anything other then his propaganda.

  4. 4 United We Lay
    May 18, 2007 at 10:28 am

    No, I don’t think it does, and I should have added that. I was focusing on the immigrants themselves, but that’s not the real problem, is it?

    Our news is already healily censored, but for some reason we have the impression that we have a free press.

  5. 5 TomCat
    May 18, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    United, we have a free press for anyone who can afford to buy and run one. However, MSM get their income from advertising, and the people who purchase the most advertising are the multinationals who are profiting from Bush’s war for oil and conquest.

  6. 6 United We Lay
    May 20, 2007 at 1:13 am

    Then we need to organize and create our own publishing house, newspaper, or magazine.

  7. 7 The Zombieslayer
    May 23, 2007 at 4:32 am

    I should mention that I 100% support a $5,000 fine for each illegal employee a company hires, as well as fining landlords $5,000 for each illegal immigrant living under their roof.

    Yes! This needs to be done, and enforced.

    Then we need to start seriously trading with Mexico instead of China, to build a middle-class in Mexico, so they’ll have no need to come here.

  8. 8 United We Lay
    May 24, 2007 at 12:06 am

    The enforcement part really relies on having our National Guard and Reserves here at home. We have no help in a crisis, with a serious hurricane season coming up. Maybe we should be hiring illegal immigrants to do the clean up in New Orelans and Kansas. It seems to be the only way we’ll get the job done.

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