Kicking the Can down the Road: Immigration Bill
Immigration Bill is a fraud
The word is from the same root as “amnesia.” It means you forget or overlook some crime, as if it never happened. All this elaborate talk about the steps illegal immigrants must go through to become citizens is a distraction from the crime they committed when they crossed the border illegally.
Instead, all attention is focused on what to do to accommodate those who committed this crime. It is a question that would be recognized as an insult to our intelligence on any other issue.
For example, there are undoubtedly thousands, perhaps millions, of unsolved crimes and uncaught criminals in this country, and we cannot realistically expect to find and prosecute all these fugitives from justice.
But does anyone suggest that our focus should be on trying to normalize the lives of domestic fugitives from justice — “bring them out of the shadows” in Ted Kennedy’s phrase — and develop some path by which they can be given an acceptable legal status?
Does anyone suggest that, if domestic criminals come forward, pay some fine, and apply to have their crimes overlooked, they can be put on a path to be restored to good standing in our society?
Just as we don’t need to solve every crime and catch every criminal in order to have deterrents to crime, neither do we have to ferret out and deport every one of the 12 million illegal aliens in this country in order to deter a flood of new illegal aliens.
No amnesty for lawbreakers. Seal the border and begin ramping up the pressure. Ask your workers to prove they are citizens. Pass laws requiring proof of citizenship or a valid visa for cable TV, water, telephone, or power, a bank account or drivers liscense.
We do not need to round people up at all to get them to leave. All we need to do is make it so they cannot live here. Does this violate their negative rights? No, because criminals do not have the right to break the law. They have already broken the law.