Dave Brat’s earthshaking defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, June 10, in Virginia’s 7th District Congressional Republican primary should sound the siren for those who equate “immigration reform” as “amnesty, amnesty, amnesty or you’re a bigot.”
This would be most of the Republican establishment.
OK, you got your wake up call.
And here’s your bonus clue: instead of putting “amnesty” in the lead of your immigration reform proposals put “enforcement”. Work from the premise that our immigration and border control laws are necessary and just.
Really, simply say these words: our immigration and border control laws are necessary and just. Watch the mouths drop on the mainstream commentators and editorial writers. Watch them start to sputter. Watch the rest of America applaud.
Most of us conservatives don’t hate Mexicans — or Irish, Chinese, Hondurans etc. who also have an illegal presence here. Most of us don’t think that they are evil people. Most of us understand that if we were in their shoes we might skirt the law to live in America if given the chance.
Imagine a red light. A driver who rolls through one is not a monster. But suppose a cop rather than a ticket upon catching one gives him free food, health care and a college education. So much for orderly traffic. The system breaks down and the roads become unusable.
The first step in immigration reform should be to require that every government agency at every level have EVerify to check the immigration status of applicants.
Yes, this includes school districts.
The second step is to allow law enforcement officers at all levels to enforce the law they have sworn to duly uphold.
The third step is to impose painful sanctions on governments sworn to uphold the law who publicly declare they won’t. This means consequences for all who declare their cities to be sanctuaries. The consequences can include loss of funding and greater presence of federal law enforcement. Remember our immigration laws are just and necessary.
The fourth step is one of diplomacy aimed specifically at Mexico. Americans must be allowed to own property in Mexico along the border without being bound to a Mexican real estate bank. Mexico also must become safer. It had a murder rate as of 2012 of 22 per 100,000. This five times that of the United States which is 4.7 per 100,000. Mexico has strict gun control. We must push to get that nation to adopt the Second Amendment so they actually have the right to bear arms rather than just keep them in their homes. Oh, just imagine the heads that would spin when this is proposed. Yes, we must encourage the sane, law-abiding Mexicans who want to be left alone to be armed rather than arm the thugs in that nation which is perversely what our policy has been under the Obama administration. Finally, we have to bring home Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi.
At that point we can start talking about cutting some slack to those who have been living here illegally for a long time and have assimilated into this country as a productive member of their community. Note this would not include gang members.
Brat Scares Amnesty Establishment