Monday, November 05, 2007

    Constitutional: Borders

    Richard M. Rosenbaum, 61, and Edward S. Cunningham, 44, co-owners of a nationwide janitorial service employing illegal aliens plead guilty to charges of conspiring to defraud the federal government and harboring illegal aliens.

    Rosenbaum faces up to 10 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. Cunningham faces a five-year prison term and up to $250,000 in fines. Both face restitution amounts that the government says could exceed $16 million.

    If the USA only governed by the Constitution that founded our country we wouldn't have the mess of millions of invaders in our country. It doesn't matter if you support borders or not - it is an issue of the sovereignty of our nation, and we have a Constitution that spells out that sovereignty very simply and very clear.

    We have laws that need to be observed and enforced when it comes to invaders. The instance above is a good start, but our officials need to be more aggressive, especially with very high consequences against the companies and their senior officers should they employ invaders.

    Politicians in sanctuary cities and states must be held accountable for intentionally harboring invaders, obstruction of justice, and jeopardizing the sovereignty of the USA.

    I really like the position of Ron Paul on borders:
    • Physically secure our borders and coastlines. We must do whatever it takes to control entry into our country before we undertake complicated immigration reform proposals.

    • Enforce visa rules. Immigration officials must track visa holders and deport anyone who overstays their visa or otherwise violates U.S. law. This is especially important when we recall that a number of 9/11 terrorists had expired visas.

    • No amnesty. Estimates suggest that 10 to 20 million people are in our country illegally. That's a lot of people to reward for breaking our laws.

    • No welfare for illegal aliens. Americans have welcomed immigrants who seek opportunity, work hard, and play by the rules. But taxpayers should not pay for illegal immigrants who use hospitals, clinics, schools, roads, and social services (they do in Oregon, and illegal adults and children will get medical care under Oregon's measure 50).

    • End birthright citizenship. As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be citizens, the incentive to enter the U.S. illegally will remain strong.

    • Pass true immigration reform. The current system is incoherent and unfair. But current reform proposals would allow up to 60 million more immigrants into our country, according to the Heritage Foundation. This is insanity. Legal immigrants from all countries should face the same rules and waiting periods.

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