You ask an excellent question and you phrased it very well. Thank you that is a very important question.
Here is my own opinion.
As my moniker indicates I am in HR and have been for a long time so I am familiar with immigration law, I-9’s, VISAS, etc.
Let’s look at the facts. Now I am not saying I am putting out ALL the facts that would be exhaustive and impossible but I am putting out facts related to your point, if anyone has other facts I missed I WELCOME that because I want us all to know the truth because peoples lives may depend on who and what we elect/vote for.
I will try to keep this short because it is a big subject but I am happy to discuss any follow up questions.
depending on whose numbers we listen to there is up to some 20 MILLION illegals here now.
if we agree “SOME” number are good people they have jobs pay taxes (the IRS has tax idenificaation numbers TIN for illegals) and they otherwise are law abiding. Let’s say HALF are. So 10 MILLION are people most countries would WANT hard workers, law abiding, TAX paying. so the statement about “they take benefits” is really bogus. it doesn’t exist most illegals contribute more to us than they take. And most illegals DO PAY INTO the system they pay taxes they don’t want to be found out!!! So they do everything to look legal.
THEY DONT COLLECT SOCIAL SECURITY since they are illegal they have TIN’s or fake SSN’s so they pay into Social Security but they don’t collect anything. They may get health care but geeze c’mon these are PEOPLE we cant let them die in the streets!!! The HOUSE refused to even debate it so it died. That is PATHETIC.
Immigration Reform was written by John McCain and Ted Kennedy in 2007, America couldn’t handle it. Sen. ® Lindsay Graham tried to bring it up again around 2012 and was threatened he would not be re-elected. The BI-PARTISAN Gang of 8 (sponsored by Marco Rubio Presidential Candidate) sent a updated bill to Congress that was PASSED by the Senate in 2014.
this Bill called for illegals to apply and go to the end of the line and if they had not other crimes and have PAID TAXES and hold JOBS and have no FELONIES and otherwise live good lives…then they PAY A FINE and can become citizens. This hurts NO ONE and MAKES US BETTER>
PLUS the fines depending on which number we look at would generate $50 BILLION to $75 BILLION DOLLARS which would be used to BUILD A WALL and HIRE 100’s of BORDER AGENTS this PAYS FOR ITSELF from the illegals why on earth would we not want to do this???
the biggest thing Anna is illegal immigration is a CIVIL MISDEMEANOR in other words it is the same level as a TRAFFIC TICKET. it is not tried in Criminal Court but in CIVIL court and it has NO JAIL TIME except that needed to process the PENALTY is deportation. (now felonies change this, but for (I’m guessing…90% of deportations it is handled under CIVIL court).
Right now many immigration hearings are handled via video because Our President has deported more illegals than almost anyone but He does not want to deport good people and rip apart FAMIIES that is HORRIBLE.
we need to protect good people, good families, and little kids period.
we need to ask ourselves who are we? if we are America we need to start to ACT like it!!!
So yeah, this is the kind of behavior I advocate. And my America advocates. Because it is the human thing to do it is the right thing to do and it makes our country GREAT.
anything less is shameful.
(Winston Churchill: “America always does the right thing. After they exhaust all other possibilities.”)
We are a great nation and a great people but because we are protected by two oceans we do not understand what other nations go thru and we can come off as a weak selfish people when it comes to helping others and our wealth of benefits in out nation also spoils us. We are very LUCKY. We should appreciate these GIFTS and not think we are special or better because a large part of our success is simply that we have been incubated from a lot of the conflicts Europe, Mid East, Asia et al, did to each other.
Now…anyone who has committed a FELONY or REPEATED MISDEMEANORS yeah…toss. them out.
BUT…Protecting DREAMERS, families, young kids, good people, some have fought in our Military…yes…we need to be SMART not hateful. These people want to be here they want to contribute they ARE contributing. We need to KEEP THEM>
Thank you Anna, I found your questions amazing and this is just my opinion but I wanted to make it complete so please feel free to respond as you see fit.
Yeah. This is the America I support. And IMO you should too. Thank you for asking Anna I hope you will join us to help keep these good people and families here because they love America just like you do.