Originally Posted by catcaregiver
IMO one of the first things that needs to be done is to stop giving babies delivered by Illegals here automatic citizenship. So I call your
and raise you one.
The whole idea of "anchor babies" is ridiculous. Children born in the U.S. to (a) U.S. citizen(s) or to legal aliens should have automatic citizenship, but not those born to "undocumented aliens".
The problem is, what should be done if one parent is a legal alien, and the other is an illegal immigrant?
Originally Posted by theimp98
\t\t \t\tare we ever going to fully stop illegals from coming over? Nope of course not.
But you can put better controls on it,
put army to work, put the navy to work, that is what they are there for.
They're overstretched though, Bruce, with the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. I just don't see how it's possible to prevent illegal immigration. As you know, I live in the EU, and believe me, illegal immigrants from Africa, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Middle East, South America, and even Asia are a huge problem. The Schengen Agreement http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schengen_Agreement
was supposed to concentrate efforts and manpower on the EU's "outside borders" and prevent illegal immigration. Guess what? It's not working, primarily because it's almost impossible to adequately secure Italy's and Spain's coastlines.
More financial sanctions have to be imposed on the employers of illegal aliens, but I can't see that happening with lobbyists wielding so much political influence. Even if that did work, who's to say that those illegal immigrants who can't find jobs won't turn to crime?
Let's just say I'm very pessimistic about the whole issue!