January 5, 2007 9:55pm CST
When I break a law here in the United States, I go to jail, pay the fine, or whatever punishment is doled out by the justice system. However, when someone crosses the border illegally they are getting more and more ways out. Lets start with the newest story: There is legislation being presented that will allow those here illegally who have purchased FAKE SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS AND NUMBERS and obtained jobs using those documents to present those documents to the government and then be granted amnesty and social security benefits. 2) As an American, we must work 10 yrs to qualify for Social Security benefits. There is a program in the works to allow illegal immigrants who eventually "do the right thing" and become citizens to qualify in as little as 18 months. 3) A State Government in Mexico is handing out GPS Systems to those who want to cross the border into Arizona illegally, because it is "a dangerous and tricky path to navigate." Now I am not sure about any of you, but all 3 of these stories make me want to get out my roll of duct tape and tape up my head to keep it from exploding. How is it that we keep giving them more chances. If it were up to me, you are more than welcome to enter my country illegally. All American citizens would be allowed to then defend their property with lethal force, or if caught you would be given an option... boot camp and 6 yrs in the service and then you get your green card and can apply for citizenship like everyone else, or deportation right back to Mexico..no questions asked. Thoughts?