By Jules Prince
Clash Daily Guest Contributor
Does one simply change a legal system that has been working, because one group of people are lazy and don’t feel like doing work? Does America get into the habit of catering to criminals, because they are demanding that they be recognized? That seems to be the mindset of the 20 million undocumented criminals that have hopped the fences and are living here illegally.
In recent reports from Politico, radical immigration reform advocates have thrown down the gauntlet, vowing to show up wherever Republican lawmakers are. They have promised to be at Congressional hearings, public speaking events, and anywhere else they can to try and publicly shame Republicans in swing districts to do their bidding. Their demand is if you don’t support illegal immigration now and give them amnesty, they will make you pay.
Spokesman for the Immigration Reform Movement, Kica Matos, agrees with the rationale and was quoted in Politico saying, “Obviously persuasion only got us so far, what we are now doing is to switch tactics from persuasion to punishment”. So now criminals here illegally in our country are going to hold a gun to the heads of elected officials if they don’t get what they came for? Given the sheer lack of leadership and guts among most of the Republican establishment, that tactic may actually work.
The very people who create our laws have conveniently forgotten about the law we already have in place for immigrants to come to America legally. Speaker of the House John Boehner is leading the charge on “reform” from the RINO’s corner of the ring. Joining him ringside are U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, and Obama- both gearing up to take the first swing for the Progressives. First Boehner advocated reform, before he was against it, alienating himself yet again from prominent Conservative groups like the Tea Party. Surely given the right persuasion, he will change back again (think Keystone Pipeline). His credibility is lost among Conservatives and the base, so what does he really have to lose?
Americans have no idea who has entered our country illegally. There may be violent criminals, drug smugglers, gang members, members of Al Qaeda and people who carry diseases crossing the border. Sicknesses that have been almost eradicated such as tuberculosis may make a huge comeback! Hospitals along the borders are already closing up shop because they can’t keep up with the amount of illegal’s who can’t afford to pay their bill.
Illegal immigration is one of the greatest races elected officials have ever run. In the race to win votes, they are sprinting to see who can capture all 20 million potential voters by making promises and compromises first. With the Republican Party quickly dissolving and becoming the party of liberal ideology, they are willing to do anything it takes to win–even if that means losing their base and conservatives to do it. There isn’t much talk about the legal way of entering the nation by America’s elected officials. Many people are not aware that America has a legal system. Currently, the federal immigration law, known as the Immigration and Naturalization Act, requires an immigrant to go through an essential process if they want to become a citizen. It’s a process that allows a certain number of immigrants to enter our nation legally.
There are four main components to the Immigration and Naturalization Act that allow for a person to become a legal citizen. The first component is called “Family Based Immigration”. A certain number of visas are given every year to immediate family members of an already legal citizen or immigrant. This may include spouses, unmarried minor children, and parents of these people. So if you are now a legal citizen here in America, chances are you can bring the whole family over. too.
The second is “Employment Based Immigration”. This allows immigrants to come here on a temporary or permanent basis for work purposes. There are 140,000 permanent work visas allocated each year for this category of immigrants, which also limits how many people can come from each country yearly.
The third is designated for refugees or persons seeking Asylum. These are people who cannot go back to their own country for fear of persecution or dangerous, life-threatening conditions. There is also a limit per year in this category.
The fourth category is known as the “Diversity Visa Lottery”. Every year there are 50,000 visas granted that are randomly chosen by computer generation targeting people from countries with low immigration rates. This category has a few standards attached to it. For example, a person needs to have a high school education or a minimum of two years experience working in a profession that has required training.
An immigrant must obtain a green card and have it for at least five years and pass an English, U.S. history, and civics exam. They must also show “good moral character” (i.e. don’t deal drugs, steal, rape woman, kill or abuse the system).
Seem like too much to ask? Twenty million plus criminals seem to think so as they are hopping our fences and flooding into our country daily. Come here the legal way. It’s a real kick to the head for those who are waiting to come here legally. What about them? Aren’t they potential voters, too?
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Julie “Jules” Prince has been a Conservative activist, published writer and entrepreneur for over 20 years. She is the founder of Conservative-Warriors.com, a Conservative news site and political organization that includes her blog the Raven Files. She is the host and producer of the edgy Conservative talk radio show “Warrior Nation” featured on Blogtalk radio Thursday’s from 7-9pm. Jules fights for the advancement of Conservative ideology and the principals of our Founding Fathers, with an undying love for America, what it was founded on and saving it from the destruction of the Progressive agenda.