Conservative Activists Propose Initiative on Illegal Immigration

From the Sac Bee:

Conservative activists have submitted an initiative proposal targeting illegal immigration by imposing limits on financial aid and Medi-Cal benefits while requiring California law enforcement to work with federal immigration officials.

State Attorney General Kamala Harris, who is responsible for preparing ballot language, received the proposal Monday from former state GOP chairman Tirso Del Junco, San Diego Republican Ted Hilton and Concord Republican Bill Siler. Proponents are calling it the “California Taxpayer Protection Act of 2012.”

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  1. Dave Francis says

    In Las Vegas last night the best yet presidential candidate’s debate, the sixth people standing behind their lecterns pledged a stand against the illegal immigration occupation. However, all the Republicans remained somewhat tough-tied, when it comes to an overall coherent agenda that could resolve most of this nation’s illegal alien issue.

    As in the statement by the pro-sovereignty organizations and restricting of legal immigration NumbersUSA site during this deep recession: The plan is simple, reasonable and equally achievable. Any candidate on the platform could win the hearts and admiration of millions of voters, including the tens of millions of Tea Party members by adopting this plan and learning to articulate its worth.

    This is a five step plan, to each of your favorite presidential candidates, which should include current President Obama. By going to NumbersUSA website you can study each grading for each potential personage. On the grid, you can click on any photograph to access the contact information.

    HERE IS THE PRINCIPLE ISSUES:

    1. By securing the border as addressed in the 2006 Secure Fence Act, which Michelle Bachmann outlined in the debate.

    2. A goal of reversing illegal immigration.

    The federal government’s goal relating to illegal immigration should be to reduce the number of illegal aliens in our country, over a period of time and in an orderly fashion using every means possible. Representative Lamar Smith’s LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT” is a great beginning and should be mandatory act.

    Halting illegal immigration as it now, isn’t enough. Securing the borders as it is now, isn’t enough.

    The US authorities have to affect 20 million plus foreigners, to return to their homeland. So instead of America becoming an importer of people, we have to append more resources to de-magnetizing the attraction and become a net exporter of illegal immigration annually.

    A conscientious approach to illegal immigration would seek to craft a program, a number of illegal aliens who leave the country annually greater than the number who enter the country–annually. Experts who study these policies judge that we could attain a net outflow between one million and two million per year by implementing or enhancing a handful of procedures that are already known to be effective, and in fact are largely premised on existing law. Namely:
    • turning off the jobs magnet by requiring workplace verification of legal status (i.e., requiring all employers to use the existing but not-yet-mandatory program known as E-Verify); Waiting for a floor vote, but held back by some Republican politicians.
    • turning off various other magnets such as in-state tuition, drivers licenses and birthright citizenship;
    • Building an effective, physical fence on the Mexican border; The 2006 Secure Fence Act planned as a double layer fence, stretching the majority of the border, with the top lined with concertina razor wire. Between fences a no-man’s land for use of mobile Border Patrol units and military troops.
    • deploying a reliable check-in/check-out system for visitors to the United States (i.e., fixing the current program known as US VISIT); and
    • Enforcing existing deportation laws to perhaps double the effect of current enforcement.
    These five measures alone should reduce our illegal alien population by half in less than six years. Let us consider each measure in turn.

    THE 5 STEPS

    Turning off the jobs magnet.

    By far the most significant means of reversing illegal immigration is to stop illegal aliens from holding jobs. Without jobs, most illegal aliens will find it difficult to support themselves and will return home.

    Candidates would do well to endorse House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith’s Legal Workforce Act (Bill H.R. 2885)because it accomplishes more than required E-Verify for new hires and sets up systems for identifying and firing illegal aliens who have obtained jobs with stolen identities. If you want to free fax, go to NumbersUSA or please call Washington at 202-224-3121 and ask for your U.S. Senator or Representative’s office to urge action on mandatory E-Verify.

    We need to hear candidates pledge as President to fully enforce every aspect of this legislation.

    Turning off other magnets.

    For the same rationale the jobs magnet should be turned off, so too should all the other magnets. One example is in-state tuition (Dream Act) for illegal aliens. There are others such as the current privilege of not paying for health care in hospitals. The biggest, however, is birthright citizenship: the granting of American citizenship to a child merely because he or she was born here, even if to illegal alien parents. The later is by far the costliest taxpayer support mechanism, as misinterpreted in the 14th Amendment.

    Building an effective, physical fence.

    Effective, physical fencing along the Mexican border (i.e., a wall where that is fitting, or a double-fence with a barrier road between the fences where that is appropriate) is a well-established and bi-partisan idea. Congress has already authorized the building of an effective, physical fence along about 700 miles of the 2000-mile southern border. Building that 700-mile stretch of fence is a good start. An even enhanced policy would build 1,000 miles of effective fencing encompassing the entire 800-mile ground border between San Diego and El Paso, plus another 200 miles of the most desirable river border in Texas. As a practical matter, most experts believe it is not necessary to fence the entire 2,000-mile southern border, but that theory can be tested over time. If 1,000 miles of fencing proves insufficient, we can build more.

    And to be effective, fencing must have the appropriate level of Border Patrol and detection technology.

    Deploying a check-in/check-out system.

    30-40% of illegal aliens first enters the United States on legal visas and then overstay. Although Congress authorized a check-in and check-out system in 1996, no President has fully implemented it. It isn’t working and so we need an efficient method of tracking foreign nationals. The current US-VISIT system, for example, makes virtually no effort to have the 45 million foreign visitors each year check out. And Congress exempts most Canadians and Mexicans. The problems with US-VISIT can all be fixed without undue expense or genuine controversy.

    Enforcing existing deportation laws to perhaps double the effects of current enforcement.

    Deportations reduce our illegal alien population directly. They also discourage illegal entry into the United States in the first place, and they encourage illegal aliens already here to leave voluntarily. As of now, we deport less than 4% of the illegal alien population each year (despite 100% of that population being legally eligible for deportation). Under current policy, large numbers of people who are identified by law enforcement as probable illegal aliens are never placed into deportation proceedings. THEY WALK! And large numbers of those who are subjected to proceedings and ordered deported abscond or are otherwise allowed by the federal government to avoid their deportation orders. A President could perhaps double the number of illegal aliens who leave the country as a result of existing detection without any change in law by Congress by increasing cooperation between local law enforcement and the feds, by reducing the opportunities for illegal aliens to abscond after deportation orders and by requesting that Congress provide more funds for ICE agents, immigration judges and detention capacity.

    WE NEED AN ALERT CONGRESS TO RECOGNIZE ILLEGAL ENTRY AS A FELONY, MAKING FOREIGNERS HESITANT BEFORE ARRIVING THROUGH WHATEVER MEANS? 2 to 5 YEARS IMPRISONMENT WOULD BE AN INSTANT DETERRENT TO THE ILLEGAL ALIEN INVASION.

    Something is seriously wrong with our immigration enforcement, so somebody needs to tell the general public the truth for a change? HOW COME THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, ERIC HOLDER AND JANET NAPOLITANO CAN PICK AND CHOOSE THE IMMIGRATION LAWS THEY WANT TO ENFORCE? SO WHY IS IT FINE TO INTIMIDATE STATES THAT ARE TRYING TO SAVE TAXPAYER MONEY THROUGH INITIATING POLICING LAWS? BUT THEN THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE DOESN’T PUNISH CALIFORNIA, AND OTHER SOFT LIBERAL STATE AUTHORITIES THAT ARE PROHIBITING CITIES FROM MANDATING E-VERIFY. WHEN GOVERNORS, MAYORS, POLICE CHIEFS AND OTHER OFFICIALS TAKE IT UPON THEM TO UNDERMINE THE LAWS ON THE BOOKS, THIS IS ADVERSE TO THEIR OATHS OF OFFICE. THE WASHINGTON DC MAYOR HAS PROHIBITED LAW OFFICERS FROM INQUIRING S PERSONS LEGALITY IN THIS COUNTRY, JUST AS CALIFORNIA’S SPECIAL ORDER 40 FOR YEARS AND IGNORING THE “RULE OF LAW”.

    This spreading illegal population problem will stop over time and the $113 Billion Dollars, taxpayers spend to subsidize these people.

    One Old Vet saying, “Stand next to me and you’ll never stand alone.”

  2. Given the nation-wide financial state, and peripheral problems created when the federal government shirks its other Constitutional duties like the defence of ur borders, your presentation is well put Dave!

  3. Those who want to control our borders need to be more aggressive and more active. Remember there are tens of millions of us. Imagine if just most of us gave a little more money, tell the Republicans you will not send them money unless they get serious about stopping illegal immigration, etc. We must use every opportunity to make our issue the major topic of discussion.

    We must stop being embarrassed about speaking out in public. Push the conversation toward illegal immigration. Tell the woman at the store checkout counter, the guy at the gastation, use some short strong statement like: “There are millions of American out of work, yet they have to compete with foreigners, illegal aliens for jobs. Obama and the Democrats keep looking for excuses not to enforce our immigration laws. This is our country and our government not the government of Mexico. I am tired of the baloney, tired of being jacked around, tired of being ignored; where is the pity for the families of legal citizens?” etc. It is also very important to be specific, say “Obama, Democrats” etc., not “politicians.”

    It is a fact of psychology that people remember information long after they have forgotten the source of that information. What that means is that, after a little time, your words will carry as much weight as the liberal news media and their open borders lobbiest. Imagine if every day tens of millions of Americans heard from us something akin to a mini TV ad.

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