The United States naturalization laws were established in 1790. Since 1929, illegal entry into the United States has been a federal crime. Most Americans respect the laws while raising their children to do the same, yet they are aware of millions in our country who violate not only immigration laws but virtually every law that exists. Americans notice the unscrupulous businesses that hire them and the government agencies that cater to them at a great expense. Our officials are charged with the responsibility of oversight and have failed to do so on a scale unimaginable. It’s obvious our officials have allowed this problem to grow. Government agencies and lobbyist have a convenient history of under-estimating statistics and costs. If an automatic “path to citizenship” (i.e., Amnesty) is offered, government leaders will quickly realize there are significantly more than 10-11 million in the country–in fact, there are more than 20 million. This would also be an offense to the millions of honest immigrants who have become citizens through the established legal process. The opportunity to live and work in America must remain an invited and controlled privilege, not to be gained by back-door tactics.
Illegal immigrants are NOT “victims” who need us to rescue them. Yes, many are hard working and only wanting a better life as those in all countries do. However, the problem is much broader than what some media images suggest (e.g., the harvesting of crops, immigrants feeding their families, or emotional photos of parents deported from their anchor child–an extremely rare event). A significant number are single males with no families to feed. In fact, illegal immigrants know that having an anchor child greatly reduces their chances of being deported. Yet the same media is not sympathetic to American parents separated from their children when they’re caught breaking the law. In the real world, Americans have witnessed millions of illegals openly engage in undesirable activities, while enjoying special treatment that our own citizens don’t receive.
Such activities include catch-and-release (a type of sanctuary status that even foreign diplomats don’t get), failure to appear in court, immigrant gangs, drug and human smuggling, violent crimes, massive identity fraud, illegal voting, driving under the influence, hit-and-run accidents and various other motor vehicle violations, tax free incomes, free social services (including housing and food stamps), free emergency room care, public school enrollments, a full range of medical services for family members due to chain migration–including elderly parents who draw on the healthcare system and maternity care for their anchor babies.
As if this weren’t enough, they then wave their foreign flags in the streets of America demanding their rights, yet they don’t have the courage to demonstrate in their native countries in order to fix their own countries’ problems. Across the nation, District Attorneys routinely cut plea bargains with illegals caught in serious crimes who aren’t deported or even incarcerated, only to repeat their crimes in the future. If they agree to be deported (many times agreeing to self-deportation), they often return to the U.S. in short order. These kinds of activities are hard on the nation and its communities, yet amazingly people are expected to buy the myth that illegal immigration is somehow “good for America.” Americans must ask themselves if these are the people they want to reward with citizenship while many others have waited in line to be here legally. Americans are also learning that the 14th Amendment was not intended to give special treatment to illegal mothers and their anchor babies. Americans are becoming outraged that their leadership has allowed this amendment to be a huge magnet for illegal immigration and its associated costs. >>See Statistics Here at Immigrationcounters.com