The cost of illegal immigration
Senator Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) says survival of the Republican party demands amnesty for illegal aliens.
Nothing in the Constitution justifies or supports political parties, because the purpose of the Constitution is to secure the inalienable rights of citizens and to protect and perpetuate individual liberty, not political parties. Political agendas are irrelevant and antithetical to the constitutional governance of America.
The only relevant concern regarding immigration is how to assure that all policies and acts are consistent with preserving the rule of law so essential to the well-being of our Constitutional Republic. The political motivation appears to be how to secure immigrant votes in perpetuity.
Any immigration solution that rewards anyone for violating US law is untenable. In a society built on the foundation of the rule of law, it is immoral to repudiate long-established, clearly defined, just laws solely for perceived political expediency.
In 1986, a three-pronged “immigration solution” was developed: amnesty for 3,000,000 illegal aliens then in the US; effective border security to prevent illegal entry; severe penalties for employers hiring illegal aliens.
Twenty seven years later, only the first has been implemented. Now there are an estimated 11,200,000 more illegal aliens in America expecting no consequences for violating US laws.
An estimated 6,500,000 of these receive taxpayer-funded welfare (est. $98 BILLION/yr) despite immigration laws that prohibit entry to immigrants likely to become dependent on taxpayers. 650,000 illegals are incarcerated at an estimated cost to taxpayers of $30.6 BILLION per year. Combined, that’s $2,200 per US taxpayer household to support illegal aliens in America last year.
The 14th Amendment provided citizenship to those born in America at a time before immigration laws. To suggest that the 14th Amendment applies to those that violate our laws by their presence here is irrational.
Those that argue the unfairness of punishing children for the acts of their illegal immigrant parents apparently have no such reluctance to punish the children of legal Americans with a lifetime of welfare and social support for illegals.
America is either a nation under the rule of law, or a nation under tyranny. Vote wisely in 2014.
Frank D. Banta