Fictional Candidate With Startling Immigration Plan!
Wandering the halls of political gamesmanship!
Jeff Thomason - The Fictional Realist Party Candidate For President
Likely you have heard of President Thomas Jefferson the lead intellectual, universal man of his day. You may not have heard of Jeff Thomason lead Realist of the 2016 contest for the presidency, but now you can.
As the chosen candidate of his self-proclaimed Realist Party, Jeff has a startling new plan. It's a startling plan to not only solve the need for a new immigration policy for the USA, but one that will also solve the European Union's dilemma of what to do with all those immigrants who are literally dying to get to the EU and on to Germany and the UK.
First we need a little background for Jeff's plan's realism.
Not so many years ago, but when Jeff was much younger, the world had similar problems of immigrants fleeing danger and persecution. It was the days ironically called "The period of the boat people." At that time the potential immigrants were also at sea in often rickety boats, robbed, raped, and sometimes murdered by ruthless pirates. The "boat people" were taken to camps in Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand. From those camps they were eventually parceled out to the USA, Australia, and other countries that would accept them. In the years that have followed, they were assimilated, worked their ways to citizenship, sent their children to school and on to college, all the while becoming productive citizens of their new nations.
Jeff then looked at today's "boat people" fleeing dangers and persecutions only to be robbed, raped, and sometimes murdered or abandoned at sea by today's pirates and profiteering smugglers. Jeff wondered why a similar world effort could not be made for today's "boat people" and he formed a policy based on what was done before and on today's values.
Jeff also looked at America's 11,000,000 or so illegal immigrants (most recently referred to in a "New York Times Magazine" article as having historic misnomers as "wetbacks," "aliens," "illegals," "illegal aliens," "undocumented workers," "undocumented immigrants," and much worse depending on how other candidates are choosing to label them.)
With all the current turmoil, Jeff decided on his bold plan and political strategy.
Jeff accepts that most immigrants assaulting the shores of Europe, braving the desert heat of America's southwest, and paying to get smuggled in where they are increasingly unwelcome, are the "future citizens" that supporters say are "doing the jobs Americans (and Europeans) don't want to do" are "hardworking undocumenteds just seeking a better life for themselves and their families," with "the potential to become loyal citizens willing to work for their opportunities."
Jeff's plan and platform thus became one of letting Europe's unwelcomed, undocumented immigrants come to the United States, be resettled in a vast, unsettled area of the State of Maine whose rivers, ocean coast, and Canadian border would make control of their movements more easily regulated, and boost the Maine economy by their hard working ethic leading to their inevitable purchases of necessities first and a resurgence in home building.
Under Jeff's plan, America's own "undocumented workers" would be given the choice between becoming documented and joining these modern "boat people" in the Maine resettlement area, or being resettled to their countries of origin. Homeland Security would be charged with documenting and resettling both groups, while Immigration And Naturalization would be charged with naturalizing those who choose to resettle permanently after a year of law abiding residency in the resettlement area.
Legal immigration to the wilderness resettlement area in Maine is also likely to slow the rush of immigrants trying to find safety and urban jobs in western Europe.
Jeff's campaign slogan: "The More, The Merrier!"
[Disclaimer: Any reference to persons living or dead is purely coincidental, and this fictional piece is simply meant to illustrate and heighten the unresolved problems of legally handling the resettlement and documenting of the millions of undocumented, potentially hard working immigrants and future loyal citizens some would assert today's struggling individuals and families represent.]
The time for solving immigrant problems is running out.
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