Illegal immigration is just that: illegal. Illegal immigrants need to be deported. There is a legal way for immigrants to come to this country, and those that do not follow it, do not deserve to stay.
There are many Christians that seem to think that we need to help everyone, no matter the cost, and this is not true. We are supposed to also follow the law!
13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, 14 or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right. 15 For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men. 16 [Act] as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but [use it] as bondslaves of God. 17 Honor all men; love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king. ~1 Peter 2:13-17
I don’t care what anyone tells me, you have to reconcile both commandments: care for the alien, and obey the laws.
Stronger measures need to be taken to secure our borders from the state and federal level. It is the Federal Government’s job to keep this country safe, and allowing immigrants to arrive unchallenged is a security threat. Liberals scream about background checks for citizens buying guns in this country, but don’t give a damn about the background of those invading our borders. While not all immigrants are criminals, there are an alarming number, and it’s an issue that needs to be taken seriously. States should not have to be burdened with the responsibility that the Federal Government should be dealing with. It’s a security issue and the only state and local involvement should be holding criminals for immigration officials.
Every year, hundreds of immigrants die trying to cross the border into the U.S. They are trying to cross the border because they have hope that once they reach here, they will be allowed to stay. And the Federal Government is partially to blame for their deaths. They have utterly failed to deter migrants by simply not enforcing existing laws. Immigrants need to be swiftly sent back home. The message needs to be that the trek across the border is not worth the risk. This shit pisses me off. There are legal ways to come here.
Illegal immigrants working in the U.S. should not be given amnesty. If found, they should be immediately deported and the company that hired them should be fined, heavily. No company is too big to fail.
Law enforcement officials should be required to detain illegal immigrants for any crime, and hold them until federal immigration officials can take custody and deport them. State and local law enforcement agencies caught releasing illegal immigrants should be fined, at the expense of local taxpayers. Sanctuary cities should be fined, again, at the expense of local taxpayers. Support for breaking federal law should be strongly discouraged.
The only health care illegal immigrants should have access to, is emergency health care. Once they are healthy enough to travel, they should be deported. Children of illegal immigrants should not be granted citizenship. They should remain with their parents and be deported as a family. Illegal immigrants that use the health care system, have no investment in the system, therefore their use of it is theft.
Illegal immigrants should not be given access to schools at any level, public or private. Public schools are taxpayer funded, making their use a form of theft. Regardless of the ability to pay or not, they are here illegally and it is every citizen’s duty to report them to be deported. Citizen’s that fail to report should be arrested as they would for aiding an known criminal.
Allowing illegal aliens the same rights as those who are here legally is a slap in the face to those who did things the right way. It’s a slap in the face to the citizens of this country who obey the law. You may be able to argue that it’s compassion for the alien, but the indifference to the legal is disgusting.
Legal immigration to this country should be encouraged. Legal immigrants should be welcomed, but also expected to assimilate to this country, and that means supporting it’s laws and Constitution. Immigrants should be encouraged to learn English, and those opposing Free Speech should be discouraged from that opposition. They should understand that in this country, Free Speech means free speech, even if you find it offensive.
I, for one, will continue to use the terms illegal immigrant or illegal alien. I do this out of respect for those who come here legally. I do this to differentiate between the criminal and the legal immigrant.