Illegal Immigration

Illegal immigrants are a convenient scapegoat for our economic crisis. But with free markets and private property, the need for immigrant labor becomes obvious. Most immigrants, regardless of the color of their skin, are open to the ideals of liberty: private property, free markets, sound money, right to life, low taxes, less war, protection of civil liberties, and a foreign policy designed for peace.

Ron Paul proposed the following action steps for dealing with illegal immigration:

  1. Abolish the welfare state. The incentive to take a job at whatever wage available must prevail.
  2. Establish a generous visitor work program. Once we solve the economic crisis by introducing sound money, demand for domestic and immigrant labor will rise.
  3. Enforce the laws on the books with more border guards. Allow states and landowners to enforce the law and provide security assistance.
  4. Abolish birthright citizenship for children of illegal immigrants. [Current U.S. citizens will not be affected. Instead, babies born to illegals after a future cutoff date will no longer gain automatic U.S. citizenship. They will still have citizenship in their parents’ home countries.]
  5. End all federal mandates on the states to provide free education and medical care for illegal immigrants.

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  • rick schultz

    They should take all illegals and turn them into dog food

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  • Me

    I think it’s crazy that Mexicans come here for better life and they join gangs and kill people. I mean go home with that bullshit. We didn’t ask you to come and especially with all that mess. I like Obama but I don’t agree with making the ones here legal and I wish he stop saying that because more and more of them set coming here because they have heard they may become legal if they are already here. It’s crazy because it’s like a bus drops them off in small cities from the border. I wish they go home because they are not use to nothing so they mess up a city homes apartments stores and anything they touch. They are filling up the city where I live and I’m ready to move because I feel like I’m in another country. I go to the mall and that’s all I see. Most Americans who depend on secret Santa couldn’t get it because illegals beat them to it. Most American who normally sign up for gel with electric bills were not able to get it because of them. I really wish they would go home so legal Americans can get our country back in order. They Keep talking about they do jobs we won’t do. I say we will do the job but not for the little pay they do it for. By them working for little money takes us back for what we work so hard for(higher wages) they don’t mind working for pennies because they live 20 to a house. They drive expensive cars and live in projects. Why is it soo many of them coming here and bringing drug cartel with them. Bush did it because he said bring them, they do jobs we don’t. We can’t go to their county and take over. I know this is a free country but I wish government take control so they come the right way instead of crossing over boarder illigally. How can someone get government foodstamps and anything when they aren’t legal. Why do they have soo many kids when they are barely able to feed and take care of themselves. Obama you are wrong on this one and again I agree with everything you stand for except making them legal. What about when we wake up one day invaded by this country? I don’t won’t to see more of them then true Americans. Hell I might as we’ll be in mexico

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  • Kelly

    I am living and working in China. I am constantly hearing people say, “I wish I had enough money to go to America and have a baby. Then my baby is automatically American”. My Mandarin isn’t good enough to shame them. I just try to press that the majority of American people dispise “anchor babies”. People here also often ask me if it’s true all Americans can get free money from the government. It is so terrible. Many foreign developing countries see American citizenship as a never ending giftcard. Kids here who had the luck of obtaining either Canadian or American citizenship through birthright feel they are of a higher status to their non foreign born peers. It’s horrendus. I did some research online and it isn’t a small issue. Mainly Asian parents go to places like NY or CA and stay at birthing hotels. They claim they help the American economy by spending thousands on Coach and Other luxury items. BULL CRAP. If we have a war in 20 years and there is a mandatory draft will they send their American citizen sons to fight? NEVER. There kids want to go to univeristy. How can the government use their parents million dolloar bank account to determine if they qualify for Fin Aid? The kid could file as a dependent and go for almost nothing. I don’t know. The whole thought pisses me off a little….. Ok a lot.

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  • Joel

    To solve illegal immigration, one must look at what is “legal immigration”. Has anyone ever met a naturalized US citizen much less took the time to hear what they had to do just to come to the US? I think too few of us. The immigration system is BROKEN. It is completely unreasonable to for us to ever expect people to wait in line for literally years. On top of the waiting, how much money must one pay to the US in “fees” to be admitted immigration papers? hundreds of dollars? Try over a $1,000. Now go ask yourself if the people mentioned at the Statue of Liberty “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” are able to do this. America is NOT an open country or pro-immigrant, not as the founding fathers envisioned it. We admit the smartest, most talented, and financially stable immigrants and tell the others to go away.

    Don’t dare talk about illegal immigration until you can first talk about legal immigration actually working.

    • mike

      the problem is not legal immigration stupid! it illegals coming working off the books half their money goes directly to their country,they live with multiple families per home get multiple welfare accounts in same home —they are scamming the country and anyone who does not see it is stupid or blind ! or an illegal

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  • Lili

    What exactly does an “illegal immigrant” look like?

    A bunch of people on here say, “I’m from ______ and it’s being INVADED by ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS!!!”

    But how do you know someone is an illegal immigrant? Do they have a certain skin color? Do they speak a certain way? Do they dress in specific clothing? Hmm. Answer that.

    I don’t condone illegal immigration. Because in a sense, it is causing a lot of problems here in the US. However, anyone who says that illegal immigrants are stealing money and welfare from the US government is completely lying out of their ass.
    1. I am a daughter of two illegal immigrants and never have my parents ever received welfare from the government.
    2. Neither of my parents have EVER been incarcerated or jailed for any period of time for any crime.
    3. My parents have never taken someone’s job. How do I know this? No one else was online to take the job of janitor and house-keeper.

    Yes, some illegal immigrants are completely useless because they believe that being in the US will provide them with anything they want without having to work. But then again, I’m pretty sure that within each culture, each ethnicity, each group of people, there is a handful that are idiots. Illegal immigrants have definitely broken the law. There is no doubt in that statement. But a grand majority of the illegal immigrants do not lounge on their couch all day reaping in government benefits and soaking all the tax-payers money.

    Immigration is an extremely touchy subjects and to an extent, there is no right answer (in my opinion) as to how to solve the problem.

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  • Jack

    I agree on certain points here that we DO need to start enforcing our immigration laws. We DO need to add more border patrol guards, furthermore we should commit ourselves as a nation to supplementing that border protection with armed military troops to prevent this issue from growing into a larger problem that WILL destabilize not only what’s it’s done and still doing to her economy but to our society as a whole. Even our founding fathers believed illegal immigration was a threat to OUR nation’s culture, OUR nation’s government, OUR ways of life. They believed any immigrant moving here LEGALLY was to renounce any allegiance to their former nation. Yet these people do not do that, they continue to send monies back to their very home nation just to help support it’s corrupt practices of encouraging illegals to come here and take advantage of our system.

    Frankly, we should begin construction of a wall between the U.S. and Mexico right along the border and ensure it is manned by U.S. border patrol and military troops on a constant basis. Our nation should return to a policy of isolationism and begin correcting it’s own problems from here on out instead of allowing this nonsense to continue cause it’s not just mexico we’re getting illegal immigrants from. The time of helping the world is over, we’re already hated on a global scale by a majority of nations yet this is what we have to deal with? Their castoffs? Their inability to effect change within their own nations? No, enough is enough.

    Label me and people like me a racist if you want, but that does not change the fact that these vultures are ruining what was once a great nation cause they are only taking advantage of a situation which our own politicians are too scared to take a hardline stance on for fear of not being “politically correct”. Our own founding fathers believed a day like this would come and though they may not have been specific in establishing enough laws in our constitution and bill of rights they were quoted in their own beliefs when they spoke on the matter, that the only way of coming to this nation should have been done legally and that all immigrants were to adopt our american culture as theirs and to renounce all former ties to their home nation lest it cause conflict and discord with an american culture and way of life. This is exactly what is occuring now cause the majority of illegal immigrants simply refuse to adopt being american. They only feel entitled to our free services and taking jobs in communities wherever they go for wages that should have gone up years ago. The more that continues to happen the more our economy is going to suffer for it and the larger the gap will be between rich and poor.

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    Regular, sane Americans do not want to have their communities destroyed by the invasion of tens of millions of unhealthy, low skilled, low IQ third world immigrants, Muslim Jihadists, M13 gangsters, LaRasa racial black voters.

    Liberals and Libertarians always try to find some spin to make this mass invasion in to a good thing, or something that really doesn’t matter that much as soon as their “Liberal” or “Libertarian” policies are put in to place.

    Don’t try to reason with Ron Paul/Rand Libertarian loons about immigration – it’s a race denying cult, where the cult leaders at the top get to live rich lives.

    The only thing that works with these idiot/traitors is personal pain.

    Immigration treason must cause them personal pain – let them catch TB, get mugged, lose their job, rub their noses in third world dog poo.

    It’s like training a puppy to be house broken. Run open borders immigration Libertarians noses in dog poo.

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  • wess

    I made the comment remember the Alamo? I want to make it clear that I in now way condone violence agaisnt illegal aliens. I just wanted to remind that Texas is no longer part of Mexico.

  • wes

    Am an immigrant from Kenya who now lives in a lil mexico neighborhood. When I first moved here 11 years ago, it was generally a mixed neighborhood. Things have drastically changed over the last five or six years. Have u ever come across an all Kenyan neighborhood? Have u ever heard one that didn’t speak english fluently? Have u ever seen an African immigrant pregnant pushing a stroller while walking her five year old to the new elementary, the size of a mall, recently built to accommodate the swelling and overpopulated cities, that are all from one country? Why does mexico get a free pass for all citizens JUST by virtue of sharing a border with the United States??? This really gives a bad name to english speaking immigrants who came here legally and respect and assimilate themselves into the American culture. My dad always said, “when in Rome, do as the romans do”. What even irks me more is the sense of entitlement this new immigrants display. My new next door illegal neighbor has this smirk on her face like, “what are you doing in our neighborhood”,…..forget knocking on the door with a fresh apple pie for me. Don’t they realise they lost Texas long time ago. Remember the Alamo.
    somebody needs to remind them.

    • mike

      i am at the point of reminding them in my own way been fucked over enough

  • B. J.

    First of all looking back in history this wonderful country was made up of illegal immigrant. I do not care how you look at it, the only true legal citizens of this country are the Native American (the settlers killed of 90% of their population) if anyone had a true right to complaint it would be them. With that being said you cannot blanket illegal immigrants with being criminals. More then 70% of the prison population is made up of African Americans not illegal immigrants. And just like there are murders, rapist, thieves in the illegal community, what can you say about the American murderers, rapists, and thieves? Your self righteous self says that illegals are taking jobs, well if we look in the news due to all the field workers that have left due to strict anti-immigration policies placed in places like Arizona, Alabama, and Georgia, what has happened to all the preciouses crops, they’ve rotted and the country has lost millions. They tried getting American workers to save the crops and they could not deal with the heat and the hard manual labor. American lack incentives to do hard work. If an illegal immigrant does not do those jobs, then they cannot take care of their family. Isn’t that a universal goal. Looking at the 40% of fortune 500 companies that are made up of immigrants. Are they really that lazy. And just like many of the haters are generalizing, I am too.
    You say that illegals are here just to live off the government. Take me as an example. I’ve been living here most of my life. My parents pay their taxes believe it or not. We have never asked for social welfare, or any kind of financial help from the government. We work hard just like everyone else. I’ve graduated from high school, currently attending collage. I am paying out of state tuition although I have attending state schools. I never even had detention in school, never had a problem with the law. And no I do not have kids or am currently pregnant. I’ve never done drugs or even drank alcohol (can you say that about your preciouses American children). Can you give me a good enough reason why I should not be here? If I should be kicked out of the country, should you not do the same with all the Americans that are in poverty, all the high school dropouts and all the teen moms? Just my opinion.