'Tis Only My Opinion!

April  2019 - Volume 39, Number 4

The Crisis of Immigration

There are many problems surrounding U.S. immigration policies and most politicians realize that the system needs to be changed.

The real question is how to differentiate between legal and illegal immigration.  Although most studies focus on  illegal immigration, legal immigration is actually a bigger problem.

Legal Immigration

Legal immigration reform should be the easiest to solve. There are several methods to immigrate legally to the U.S. at the present time.

  • Employer sponsorship, known as the H-1B program
  • Family sponsorship -- Current immigration law allows both naturalized and U.S.–born citizens to bring in their spouses, children and parents without limit—a never-ending chain. Over the past decade, this method t has been the largest category of legal immigrant admissions.
  • A child born to an illegal alien in the U.S. is automatically a U.S. citizen—an “anchor baby.” This means the parents are hard to deport as a practical matter—and the child will be able to petition his parents into the U.S. legally when he reaches 18. (An estimated 300,000 “anchor babies” are born in California each year.)
  • Refugees are another exempt category. A refugee is defined as “an alien outside the United States who is unable or unwilling to return to his or her country of nationality because of persecution or a well founded fear of persecution.”
  • The diversity lottery” is another end-run around immigration laws. It allows millions of people around the world to send in an electronic lottery number from which 50,000 winners are picked each year.
  • The “diversity lottery” is another end-run around immigration laws. It allows millions of people around the world to send in an electronic lottery number from which 50,000 winners are picked each year.

The legal immigration problem has dropped off America’s radar screen—displaced by the undeniable crisis over illegals.

But legal immigration is larger, growing faster, potentially more disruptive—and, because it is set by inflexible statute, just as much out of control.

Illegal Immigration

A recent study by researchers from Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology suggests that the number of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. could be double what the generally accepted estimate is.

The U.S. government and most groups put the number of undocumented immigrants at around 11 million to 12 million, but researchers from Yale and MIT give a “conservative” number of 16. 7 million in 2016 and an average of 22 million, according to Yale Insights.

In fact, the high estimate for illegal immigration is over 30 million or about 10% of the U.S. population.

Under Title 8, Section 1325 of the US Code, illegal immigration is described clearly. Anyone who meets one of the following points is considered to be in violation of immigration laws.

  • Anyone who has eluded examination by immigration agents
  • Anyone who attempts to enter or who does enter the US through false representation or willful concealment of facts
  • Anyone who enters or who tries to enter the US anywhere or at any time other than at designated locations and times set forth by immigration agents.

Illegal Immigration

During the past year there has been an upsurge in the number of illegal migrant caravans headed to the U.S.-Mexican borders. The Border Patrol is overwhelmed as are the courts. President Trump has cutoff aid to three countries from which a majority of the caravan members are coming. However, despite Mexican assurances that they will attempt to dissuade the caravans, the result has been less than effective.

As a result, President Trump is not threatening to close the southern border crossings which will have a interesting effect on the economy both in the U.S. and Mexico.

President Trump has issued an Emergency Order to build the wall along the southern U.S. border which is being fought by Democrats and some Republicans.

Effect of Illegal Immigration

The biggest effect of illegal immigration will be felt in the future as the birth-rate of those immigrants far exceed the birth-rate of native U.S. citizens.  The law of unintended consequences will end up changing the face of the U.S. population in the future as we previously discussed in the May 2016 'Tis Only My Opinion!

Changing U.S. Immigration Policy

Here are a few points that might be considered to make an effective immigration law courtesy of Bill Wallace of Success North Dallas.

  • 1. There will be no special bilingual programs in the schools.

  • 2. All ballots will be in this nation's language.

  • 3. All government business will be conducted in our language.

  • 4. Non-residents will NOT have the right to vote no matter how long they are

  • 5. Non-citizens will NEVER be able to hold political office.

  • 6. Foreigners will not be a burden to the taxpayers. No welfare, no food
    stamps, no health care, or any other government assistance programs. Any who
    are a burden will be deported.

  • 7. Foreigners can invest in this country, but it must be an amount at least
    equal to 40,000 times the daily minimum wage.

  • 8. If foreigners come here and buy land, their options will be restricted.
    Certain parcels including waterfront property are reserved for citizens
    naturally born into this country.

  • 9. Foreigners may have NO protests; NO demonstrations, NO waving of a
    foreign flag, no political organizing, NO bad-mouthing our president or his
    policies. These will lead to deportation.

  • 10. If you do come to this country illegally, you will be actively hunted
    and, when caught, sent to jail until your deportation can be arranged. All
    assets will be taken from you.

Too strict.? The above laws are the current immigration laws of MEXICO!

If it's good for American's to obey Mexican laws, then it's good vice-versa.!!!

The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who "vote for a living."

But then - 'Tis Only My Opinion!

Remember to:

Keep It Safe, Simple and Stay Focused!

Fred Richards
April 1, 2019


Corruptisima republica plurimae leges. [The more corrupt a republic, the more laws.] -- Tacitus, Annals III 27

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