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Comprehensive Immigration Reform By The Back Door

Updated on January 19, 2015

Kids stay, parents get deported?

Something changed, but is there more we don't know about?
Something changed, but is there more we don't know about? | Source

The tip of the iceberg is showing....

This doesn't need to take a lot of words to say, but it does take a lot of thought:

If the 16 year old illegal immigrant children can stay, what does that mean for the illegal immigrant parents of those children?

Do they get to stay, too, to care for their children?

Will the illegal immigrant children eventually be allowed to stay and become Americans?

If the illegal immigrant children are eventually allowed to become Americans, won't that make their parents eligible to come back to America and also become citizens?

Those questions, and the new circumstances of some of the illegal immigrant children, make the case for the comprehensive immigration policy candidate Mitt Romney is calling for. That eventual debate is one now complicated by Barack Obama's new policy which (so far) relates only to certain illegal immigrant children, but has much wider policy considerations, which the present and future Congresses must surely have to deal with!

The president's executive order of November 2014 and his more recent positions which declare what parts of the U. S. A. immigration laws he will uphold and which he will ignore, was a challenge to the new Congress elected in November 2014.

Look for more executive orders, pardons, and appointments as President Obama's time in the White House grows shorter and shorter.

A definition: illegal - unlawful, illicit; violating the established law.


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      Barbara Davis 5 years ago

      BO is side- stepping Congress & therefore the Constitution. He has no authority for this executive order.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      My own solution, however temporary it might be, is this: Persons caught having illegally entered the United States, and having been fingerprinted, identified, and deported, should NEVER be allowed to become US citizens. Those caught more than once, wasting thin US enforcement resources, should be interned here for at least six months prior to another deportation, so that the attractiveness of coming to America to earn dollars to send home to Mexico and other countries of origin may be lessened. We have enough of our own citizens looking for work to be able to handle the paperwork and internments, and we can ill afford to have anyone coming illegally and supplanting American workers who need the jobs no matter how much some Americans would prefer not to do what the illegals often do for work here. When the cheap, under-the-table workers don't come, some of those salaries will increase to the point at which some Americans might just be willing to work at those jobs. Immigrants who really want to become Americans can wait in line as some of their honest countrymen do. And, if they really want to become Americans, they won't take a chance on never being able to have American citizenship.

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      Sondra Rochelle 5 years ago from USA

      This whole situation is a big mess simply because it's been going on for years and the politicians of both parties have mostly avoided dealing with it. The entire problem could be easily resolved simply by letting employers who hire illegals know that they will be fined and imprisoned if caught. This would stop the money flow and with no money, the illegals will leave. Now the kids, who are innocents in all of this, have been caught in the middle. I don't think there are any clear answers, but it's time somebody stepped up to the plate and did the right thing. I understand why Obama's people did what they did, but their actions have only complicated everything. It's sickening.

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      win-winresources 5 years ago from Colorado


      This is a very important topic, and one that should have a powerful impact on American's thinking in the 2012 election.

      America is, admittedly, and for the better, a land of immigrants. People of all ethnicities, religions and backgrounds came to America in the early 1900s seeking freedom and a better life. Over the years, many of them have contirbuted greatly to America's well-being and strength. Some have not. Regardless, the vast majority of these people came here legally. Through Ellis Island, Baltimore, or even Texas - but legally.

      No one's first act on American soil should be to commit a crime. Illegal immigration is exactly that. Children of illegal aliens, if born here, are US citizens and entitled to stay. Their parents and siblings born elsewhere are simply illegals. An "anchor" baby does not, and should not, somehow endow an illegal parent with citizenship.

      America routinely accepts foreign born folks for work, school, and yes citizenship. But there are required steps for each of these. Ignoring, or fluanting these rules is, simply, illegal.

      I know this will sound harsh, and will trigger vehement responses, but illegal entry into a country by a large number of people is usually called an invasion. A country has a right and duty to protect its borders.