A couple of questions for amnesty supporters

1.  What is wrong with having a measured and monitored immigration policy backed with the proper legislation?

If the answer is “nothing," then it certainly is something we should implement and enforce But wait.That is what is currently in place.

Following up on this first question, if having such an arrangement is desirable and it is already in place, when in the future could we ever expect again to enforce that which we, today, do not enforce?  Logic would suggest that which is not enforced today, will not be enforced in the future. Hence amnesty today will rule out enforcement of immigration law in the future.

2.   Because amnesty will require a “sign up” or enrollment the question is begged: “What will the consequences be for those illegals who choose not to sign up?”

Most assuredly there will be illegals who won’t sign up because they enjoy flying under the radar. What exactly will happen to them when they are stopped for a traffic violation or arrested after the amnesty window has been made available but they had refused induction?

Deportation or forced enrollment?  Deportation under these circumstances is difficult to argue with, even though we can be certain that excuses will be made and deportation will be viewed as mean spirited.  And what of forced enrollment?  We will then have arrived at a point where we are forcing those who have entered illegally and have chosen to remain illegal to become legal residents of the United States.  That which was once an honor now would become an “obligatio" -.  a nadir in our country’s history.

Simple questions, but those which must be asked of anyone who pushes for the kinder and gentler amnesty, which by any measure, is a deliberate circumvention of law.

 

James Longstreet

1.  What is wrong with having a measured and monitored immigration policy backed with the proper legislation?

If the answer is “nothing," then it certainly is something we should implement and enforce But wait.That is what is currently in place.

Following up on this first question, if having such an arrangement is desirable and it is already in place, when in the future could we ever expect again to enforce that which we, today, do not enforce?  Logic would suggest that which is not enforced today, will not be enforced in the future. Hence amnesty today will rule out enforcement of immigration law in the future.

2.   Because amnesty will require a “sign up” or enrollment the question is begged: “What will the consequences be for those illegals who choose not to sign up?”

Most assuredly there will be illegals who won’t sign up because they enjoy flying under the radar. What exactly will happen to them when they are stopped for a traffic violation or arrested after the amnesty window has been made available but they had refused induction?

Deportation or forced enrollment?  Deportation under these circumstances is difficult to argue with, even though we can be certain that excuses will be made and deportation will be viewed as mean spirited.  And what of forced enrollment?  We will then have arrived at a point where we are forcing those who have entered illegally and have chosen to remain illegal to become legal residents of the United States.  That which was once an honor now would become an “obligatio" -.  a nadir in our country’s history.

Simple questions, but those which must be asked of anyone who pushes for the kinder and gentler amnesty, which by any measure, is a deliberate circumvention of law.

 

James Longstreet

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