Bob Clark is going to discuss Amnesty this morning. As someone whose main concern is knowing who is here and who is coming in I have no problem with amnesty for illegal aliens after the border is closed. We the people don’t trust congress, I remember promises before, give us a tax hike now and well cut spending later, let’s pass a “comprehensive” (read amnesty) immigration bill and we’ll build the fence later. Sure pal.
At issue is the Dream Act, all illegals who go to college or serve in the military get citizenship. Anyone who serves in this country's military for at least four years should get citizenship be they illegal or not. For that matter any non-violent crime, except treason, be they misdemeanor or felony, should be considered erased by serving time in the Marine Corps. Your pay may have deductions to reimburse victims and your required years in service would be dependent on the severity of your crime but this would be a far more productive use of these individuals that truly wish to pay their debt to society, or at least clean up their act, than what the current system provides. The current system means three squares a day, satellite TV, games, recreation, health care, tutoring from other cons, etc. and then early release.
That's about the limit for me when it comes to amnesty until we at least have some handle on border security. You should not get citizenship because you have come to New Mexico to take advantage of instate tuition for illegals.
Fred says no Amnesty:
Amnesty undermines U.S. law and policy, rewards bad behavior, and is unfair to the millions of immigrants who follow the law and are awaiting legal entry into the United States. In some cases, those law-abiding and aspiring immigrants have been waiting for several years.