With the so called Immigration Reform Bill up for a crucial vote today in the United States Senate, I thought I would offer some ideas on real immigration reform. You will not find these items in the bill offered today, and you should hold our Senators accountable. But, if I had any sway this is what I would support. I do not support the current bill and think that any Senator who does is hurting the country.
My plan goes as follows, step by step:
1) No one here illegally shall be granted legal status or citizenship without first entering the
2) Employers who hire illegals should be given mandatory jail sentences. We have environmental laws on the books with similar teeth, why not laws against human trafficking? Until the people who profit the most from illegals pay a real price, nothing will ever be done about the problem.
3) No child born in the
4) English should be adopted as the official language of the
5) Federal government contracts shall be issued to only firms who can show all their workers are legal. State and local governments could get in on this as well. If you can not document who works for you, you do not get public dollars financing your contracts to do business.
I have been told by a few friends that my plan is too simple. Well, it is too simple for lawbreakers to hide behind. Some have told me I am naïve and that there are so many illegals here that nothing can be done but to welcome them. I do not accept that. I think of that little six year old girl in Newberry county who was molested by an illegal that now no one seems to be able to find. Is that really the