The current bill even with the Corker-Hoeven amendment (which adds a lot of umph to border security) is nothing more than amnesty wrapped in Linus’ blanket to make Republicans think that they are winning the hearts and minds of Latinos. Ronald Reagan already tried this. He granted outright amnesty in 1986
How did that work out for Republicans? Two years before the 1986 law 62% of Hispanics voted for the Democrat running for president. In 1988, because they were so appreciative, 69% voted Democrat. Last year it was about 70%.
The answer of winning Hispanics to vote Republican obviously isn’t in granting amnesty for more people who will be net tax receivers. A person who receivers more in free schooling, Medicaid, food stamps, and all the other “entitlement” programs, than he pays for in payroll and income taxes is going to vote for the party that keeps promising to write those checks. The problem is America is broke. We can’t pay for a high standard of living for every person in Mexico, Latin America, and every other third world nation on earth. We can’t pay for what we have promised to the people who live here now. The flow of people, who are a drain to the system, has to stop.
To that end; here is my Comprehensive Immigration Reform Plan
#1) Make E-Verify mandatory. E-Verify is an internet based verification system that checks, via Homeland Security and Social Security to see if a person is eligible to work in the United States. Said eligible person would either be a citizen or would have a work visa issued by the federal government. Someone not eligible, (read illegal immigrant), would not be able to get a job. The J-O-B is what is driving the flood of illegal immigrants. Without that incentive those in this country illegally will self-deport and those not yet here won’t come.
#2) Secure the f-ing border! How stupid do you have to be to not understand this? If a pipe bursts in your basement, what do you do? Do you debate with your wife about what to do with the water in the basement? Do you stick your finger in the hole and try to slow the flood? NO, you shut the damn water off. Then you deal with the water that is already there, operating on the perfectly reasonable assumption that it now won’t get worse. Do you lock your door at night? Do you regulate who comes into your house and how long they stay? Of course, because you are concerned about your safety and your ability to feed anyone that would show up and stay. Not only has an unprotected border allowed millions of people in who are and will be a net drain on society, but those who want to do harm to this country have an easy path in as well.