A reader sent to me a very well-thought and interesting plan to change the law to reduce illegal aliens in the country. He noted that there are loopholes in current law which requires employers to verify the legal status of their day laborers and the like.
His plan made sense, of course, which was why I rejected it.
The changes were very, very sensible. I cannot over-stress how valid his plan was.
Nor can I understate how poorly it would work.
Waving the magic wand of government does not solve problems. If it did, gun control laws would replace the need for gun ownership.
The illegal alien problem began in 1965, when the Democratic Party decided to create a new class of voters -- illegal aliens -- by changing a perfectly good immigration system, America has had to grapple with a porous border.
The poor folks in California gave up fighting the invasion 25 years ago when they allowed the federal court to overrule the people in Prop 187. Illegal aliens now are super-citizens entitled to all the benefits of citizenship -- including voting -- without any of the responsibilities. Break a law and they deport you instead of sending you to prison.
The 1965 law and its 1986 reform made this problem.
Thus, good men and good women think they can fix the law and fix the problem.
That won't work. The people in California tried that with Prop 187, which denied the benefits of citizenship to people here illegally. A judge said this was "unconstitutional" and the Establishment refused to appeal the decision.
You think a law that gets rid of illegal aliens will stand the test of the judiciary?
So changing the law will not fix this.
Action must be taken.
Enforcing the laws on the books should result in self-deportation, especially if self-deportation is less expensive (meaning, you don't spend time in prison if you leave of your own volition).
Small government conservatives must understand that you do not shrink the government by writing more laws but rather by getting rid of problems, and the need for the laws.
Illegal immigration is one place we can start.
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