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Illegal Immigration Bill ( U.s.)

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Immigration ‘Compromise’ Sells Out Our Sovereignty

by Ron Paul

The much-vaunted Senate “compromise” on immigration is a compromise alright: a compromise of our laws, a compromise of our sovereignty, and a compromise of the Second Amendment. That anyone in Washington believes this is a credible approach to solving our immigration crisis suggests just how out of touch our political elites really are.

The reality is that this bill will grant amnesty to virtually all of the 12 to 20 million illegal aliens in the country today. Supporters use very creative language to try and convince us that amnesty is not really amnesty, but when individuals who have entered the United States illegally are granted citizenship – regardless of the fees they are charged – what you have is amnesty.

What is seldom discussed in the immigration debate, unfortunately, is the incentives the US government provides for people to enter the United States illegally. As we know well, when the government subsidizes something we get more of it. The government provides a myriad of federal welfare benefits to those who come to the US illegally, including food stamps and free medical care. Is this a way to discourage people from coming to the US illegally?

Additionally, one of the most absurd incentives for people to come to the US illegally is the promise of instant US citizenship to anyone born on our soil. That is why when Congress returns next week I will be re-introducing my Constitutional amendment to deny automatic citizenship to individuals born on US soil to parents who are not US citizens or who do not owe permanent allegiance to the United States.

There are many other very troubling items buried deep in the Senate’s immigration compromise. The bill explicitly calls for an “acceleration” of the March 2005 agreement between the US president, the president of Mexico, and the prime minister of Canada, known as the “Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) of North America.” This somewhat secretive agreement – a treaty in all but name – aims to erase the borders between the United States, Canada, and Mexico and threatens our sovereignty and national security. The SPP was agreed by the president without the participation of Congress. It should be eliminated, not accelerated!

According to the pro-Second Amendment Gun Owners of America, the legislation also makes it easier to target gun dealers for prosecution. Even gun clubs could find themselves targeted under this immigration reform legislation.

Immigration reform should start with improving our border protection, yet it was reported last week that the federal government has approved the recruitment of 120 of our best trained Border Patrol agents to go to Iraq to train Iraqis how to better defend their borders! This comes at a time when the National Guard troops participating in Operation Jump Start are being removed from border protection duties in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas and preparing to deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan! It is an outrage and it will result in our borders being more vulnerable to illegal entry, including by terrorists.

I will continue to oppose any immigration bill that grants amnesty to illegals or undermines our liberty and sovereignty.

May 31, 2007

Dr. Ron Paul is a Republican member of Congress from Texas.

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wisken- fred thompsons position is on top of his young former staffer wife

I confess to seeing a certain logic in his position... :!!!:

Face it, even if she's the president of her local Mensa chapter, people will always find a couple of reasons to defame her.

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I confess to seeing a certain logic in his position... :!!!:

Face it, even if she's the president of her local Mensa chapter, people will always find a couple of reasons to defame her.

You don't think people are gonna look at them and at least raise an eyebrow? Even if she is a Mensa member.

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You don't think people are gonna look at them and at least raise an eyebrow? Even if she is a Mensa member.

Considering that most of his time in the last few years were in the entertainment industry, not too much controversy there. Unless his involvement with her preceded his divorce from his previous wife, there probably won't be too much fuss. Otherwise, she's a classic "trophy wife".

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Back to the point of the post... lol

The bill is not attractive conservatively, but economically speaking I think it's vital.

illegal immigrants harm the U.S. economy to a tune of only -0.07% of GDP when you consider their benefits they receive from government spending that they don't contribute back to in the form of taxes.

However, considering that they are such a crucial component of individual sectors, i.e. agriculture, then we see that the benefit this cheap labor provides outweighs the loss. I say integrate the ones that are here, strengthen the border to stop more from coming, and streamline the immigration process to allow more to come legally and more easily.

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there's more to a country than it's economy

Thats true, but the economy plays a huge part! After all, when people are poor and hungry that's when revolution occurs. Sociotropism shows also that people generally care a lot about the nation's economy as a whole, and tend to give a lot of voting power to issues concerning it.

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On 6/7/2007 at 2:31 PM, ChrisSpencer said:

Back to the point of the post... lol

The bill is not attractive conservatively, but economically speaking I think it's vital.

illegal immigrants harm the U.S. economy to a tune of only -0.07% of GDP when you consider their benefits they receive from government spending that they don't contribute back to in the form of taxes.

However, considering that they are such a crucial component of individual sectors, i.e. agriculture, then we see that the benefit this cheap labor provides outweighs the loss. I say integrate the ones that are here, strengthen the border to stop more from coming, and streamline the immigration process to allow more to come legally and more easily.

And as any good Soviet citizen would have said:

On 6/7/2007 at 4:29 PM, Lester said:

there's more to a country than it's economy

To come up-to-date there is now COVlD and its variants in the picture.

https://www.tampabay.com/news/nation-world/2021/02/18/migrants-on-the-move-again-in-mexico-and-central-america/

Central America and Covid (+"migrannts") https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/IF11581.pdf 

https://www.climatechangenews.com/2021/02/23/hit-hurricanes-covid-central-americas-go-hungry-plan-migrate/ 

More disease is on the way. Do we have the hospital space?

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