Illegal Aliens...would this solution work today?

@clrumfelt (5427)
United States
September 22, 2008 3:43pm CST
Mass deportations of illegal aliens have been accomplished in the past, in the Herbert Hoover and Dwight Eisenhower administrations. Do you think this kind of solution would work in our society today? Read about it: http://www.federalobserver.com/archive.php?aid=11145
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@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
22 Sep 08
I am afraid that such action would have a devastating effect on our economy. I think that we need to secure our borders and start deporting the Criminals. We also need to change the anchor baby law. Any child born here has the same status as their parent and is not automatically a US Citizen. The next step is to grant everyone in this country illegally a special green card and they have 5 years to learn English, get a work history, and pay taxes. They would also need an American sponsor and you could only sponsor one family. At the end of five years with no criminal record they could apply for US Citizenship and go through that process. This would cause many to return home and the productive one could become Citizens.
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@clrumfelt (5427)
• United States
23 Sep 08
Those are some good ideas. It would ultimaltely solve the illegal alien problem because, as you said, many of them would return home if something was required of them. They would have to become citizens and pay taxes or be deported and I think many of them get a free ride by staying here illegally. They'd leave if the benefits disappeared.
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@kenzie45230 (3563)
• United States
23 Sep 08
It needs to happen - quickly. If you read the projected statistics based on how many illegals come into the country every year, our population numbers projected for 20 or 30 years from now are staggering. If we think there's a problem now, imagine what that problem will be for our children and grandchildren to handle.
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@angela38 (122)
• United States
23 Sep 08
I agree something has to be done about illigals but as to what it should be only god knows the answer to that.
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@clrumfelt (5427)
• United States
24 Sep 08
They are called ILLEGAL aliens for a reason. It unlawful for the to come here other than through offical channels. The problem is perptetuated by lawmakers and INS officials who have not taken this issue by the horns and wrestled with it until they find a workable solution. They problem is only going to get worse the longer they ingore it.
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
23 Sep 08
I think it will work. It might not work with the women who work as domestic servants and nannies but it will work with those who have false papers and work in factories or as fruit and vegetable pickers on farms. Do this, and there will be Americans working on the farms and factories. It is either than or not allow anyone else to come to the States. Come to think of it. Is that the reason why it is hard for Canadians to come and live in the States for more than a few years because of all those illegal Mexicans?
@clrumfelt (5427)
• United States
23 Sep 08
Women hired as domestic servants and nannies can be helped to obtain their citizenship status by those who employ them and they should be required to do so in a matter of a couple years while they work here. But I agree with you, the INS could identify and deport these illegals if they would do their jobs and it would be very GOOD for the job market of Americans. I have a feeling the INS is inspired by special interests to sit on their hands and not bother the illegals because those who employ illegals want cheap labor.
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@oneidmnster (1389)
• United States
22 Sep 08
This would work today and should be done.The biggest problem is Americans are too busy trying to be politically correct,they're afraid of offending any race or culture.Meanwhile,the United States is being over run and damaged by illegal immigration. The open borders morons don't care about the American people or our society as a whole.They want people to believe that illegals pay taxes.They do pay some taxes.It's just that buying things at Walmart and Dollar Tree aren't the kind of taxes Americans would be paying. If Americans were given the opportunity to work the jobs illegals have taken.they would be paid a decent wage.With that money,they would have the chance to shop at the store of their choice and buy more.This would pay more in taxes than we ever get from illegals. The United States needs to stop trying to please everyone else and start worrying about it's legal citizens.
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@clrumfelt (5427)
• United States
23 Sep 08
I think you are right that it would work if they did it right. If the illegals were deported gradually so that the economy could adjust accordingly after each deportation instead of shocking the economy by a mass deportation, it could work very well.
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• United States
24 Sep 08
For sure the Mexican government kicks out Americans in Mexico illegally. Why shouldn't America kick out Mexicans in the USA illegally? I'll bet there are plenty of citizens willing to volunteer to perform this chore.
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@clrumfelt (5427)
• United States
24 Sep 08
For sure the US government allows so much more cr*p than the other nations of the world. I think the problem stems from those greedy for the cheap labor, those who lobby Congress to allow the problem to slide so they can keep paying substandard wages and lining their greedy pockets.