During the Democratic National Convention, Benita Veliz made history during her prime time appearance by being the first undocumented immigrant, or DREAMer, to speak before a national party convention. …
With Benita’s appearance, both parties must confront the issue of what each would do to modernize the nation’s broken immigration system. …
Recognizing their weakness, Republicans in Tampa deliberately ignored the issue of immigration and advisors to Mitt Romney have urged the candidate to avoid it on the campaign trail.
… nominee Mitt Romney has endorsed SB 1070, Arizona’s anti-immigrant law, to become a model for the nation, put forth a “self-deportation” policy, and promised to veto the DREAM Act. …
Mexico’s economy is strong. Canada’s is strong. The problem is diminishing over time, the American Dream increasingly less appealing.
But there’s no doubt in my mind that Romney and the Republicans are wrong on this. There’s no way their BS “tough on crime” rhetoric will work.
… Obama’s record on immigration reform, until now, has been far from stellar.
Amnesty should be granted to the best and most productive “illegal” Americans. Over a long time frame.
72,000 so far have applied for “temporary reprieve” under the Obama initiative. A good start.
Unproductive illegals and criminals should be deported. You must earn Amnesty.
Nobody has yet endorsed MY PLAN — That all new citizens of any country be required to take on monthly repayment of their share of the National debt.
For example, if the Canadian debt / person was $33,000 … new Canadians would start paying off that amount as an immigration fee. At, for example, a minimum of 5% of their annual salary / year.
When the $33k is paid off, they are given the right to vote.
If Canada is a desirable country, there should be a cost to become a Canadian.