Title: Let's Do Something About Illegal Immigration
Subject: Illegal Immigration
Author: Mel Kaye
Location: USA, CA, Thousand Oaks
Level of Annoyance (1-10): 9
There is no question about the fact that illegal immigrants are putting a drain on our society. They are dragging down our schools scores, costing us billions in welfare and medical. There is a high rate of them using involved in identity fraud and using forged documents. Thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of Americans are right now sharing their identities with immigrants and don't know it. Every year, nearly 9 million people pay their taxes using the wrong Social Security number. The crime rates among this group is quite high.
On addition we need to protect our boarders.
Why can't we come together as a country and call them what they are, "Illegal Aliens," and actually do something about it. It seems all of our politicians treading lightly around this. I wish they would grow some balls and come up with a viable solution.
I do not recall ever seeing this as an answer to the problem.
People want to come to the US, ostensibly, because of the ability to better provide for their families by earning more money and providing a better way of life, including medical and education. In other words, they either love the American way of life or will learn to love the American way of life. If they hated it, why would they want to come over? And what better way to show how much you love your new country than to serve in their Armed Forces.
My solution is for those who want to bypass the normal immigration and citizenship procedures should serve in our armed forces. For a married man; once he has enlisted his immediate family gets temporary visas and once he has received an honorable discharge his immediate family immediately become citizens. For a single man or woman the same procedure would apply with possibly his or her parents and under aged siblings getting citizenship.
Learning English would be mandatory for everyone.
For those who can't pass the tests there needs to be an alternative form of public service that they can do with the same 3 year commitment.
All current illegal immigrants should also be given this option or immediately be deported.
The concept of "anchor child" should be done away with on a go-forward bases.
What say you?
To put some perspective on this problems see Mexico's Immigration Laws.