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Five Principles For American Immigration Reform
« on: January 22, 2018, 07:41:13 PM »
"Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country, to one united people; a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs." - John Jay, Federalist No.2

Every country needs national unity, and America is no exception. In order to form a more perfect union, we must have one united people.

Since our founding, well regulated immigration has provided enduring strength to the American project. While the seeds of our country were planted by the British Empire's colonization of North America, new immigrants have renewed American resolve to grow the tree of liberty to ever-greater heights.

America's astounding and celebrated success in allowing periods of mass immigration, while simultaneously and effectively assimilating new immigrants into the country, was only possible because of the tireless efforts of native-born Americans and American institutions working in conjunction with prudent government immigration policies that ably adapted to changing circumstances.

America has historically followed periods of immigration permissiveness, with periods of the utmost restriction. Floods were followed by trickles, with a new crop of citizens patiently grown and cultivated for the good of all.

We never feared to control immigration, nor let our immigration policy be controlled by fear.

The goal driving our immigration and naturalization policies was plain from the founding through most of American history: fostering the creation of a coherent, distinguishable, and united people.

Then in 1965, with the expressed intention of continuing the pursuit of that goal, Congress made a calamitous change to the American immigration system. Though proponents of the reform bill in both the White House and Congress claimed the sweeping legislation would be largely inconsequential to the core character of the United States of America, history proved them wrong.

The Immigration and Nationalization Act of 1965 repealed national quotas and prudent immigration controls, and left in its place the demographic disunity and cultural chaos of chain migration. Rather than using places of origin to ensure both an easier path to assimilation for new immigrants and domestic tranquility for American society, the 1965 law disconnected immigration policy from any discernible national aspiration or demographic vision.

The new law foolishly let family connections drive immigration of would-be Americans from anywhere in the world, no matter how ill-suited or antagonistic those potential citizens were towards America and American values. The logic of chain migration is wholly antithetical to America's well established tradition of intelligently controlling the flow of immigration.

The consequences borne over the later decades are for all to see. Today, the assimilation process has nearly collapsed, with an unending army of relatives of the already poorly-assimilated flooding into the country and degrading American society to the point of making sections of the country practically unrecognizable to native-born Americans. Americans who now feel like foreigners in their own nation. In removing the restraints, we entrapped ourselves.

These new chain migration-based immigration waves have been caustic to social trust and poisonous to any concerted effort to harmonize the inner-chorus of the national mind. No republic can long survive while allowing such a relentless attack on national unity.

Instead of strengthening the tree of liberty, current immigration policy is rotting it from the inside out, helping to precipitate a fall. Our country now stands more polarized, fragmented, and disunified than anytime since the Civil War-and poorly planned and controlled immigration is a key reason why.

Yet, it is well too early to give up on the American project and surrender to despair. The greatness of America lies in this truth: that we the people control our own destiny. We the people, can and must recommit ourselves to having one nation, under God, working again to form a more perfect union through cultivating one united people.

To save our country from destruction, we need a complete overhaul of our immigration and naturalization laws and new policies for our nation. In order to renew, we need to make change.

Here are the five principles that must guide the immigration reform process to bring us together and restore our troubled country to greatness:

1. Reduce legal immigration. Ending chain migration is essential for the continued existence of a united people, but so is slowing down all immigration at this moment in time. Given the recent flood of immigrants in the past few decades-legal and illegal-legal immigration should be limited to under 100,000 people a year with a criteria for admission based on merit, not familial relation.

Restricting the flow will allow time for assimilation for those immigrants who have recently arrived and those unable to break free of the cocoons of cultural separation within the country.

2. Build the wall, enforce the law. All countries need and deserve to have enforceable borders. Strengthening the defenses along the southern border with a wall and increasing law enforcement's deportation capacities is proper and right for a nation that values security and unity.
The government must enforce the law, without fear or favor.

3. End birthright citizenship. The bizarre concept of birthright citizenship comes from a truly preposterous interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment, wherein a provision to guarantee that the descendants of former slaves could not be disenfranchised was re-purposed to legalize the most cynical and disgusting acts of birth tourism-all at the American people's expense.

Congress should make it clear that the people of these United States fundamentally disagree with this absurd interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment. Such a declaration through an act of Congress will assist the efforts of upcoming legal challenges designed to free America from this nonsensical policy. It could make the difference.

4. Higher penalties for employers who employ illegal alien labor. While any immigration reform effort should include strong employment verification requirements for employers, it is quite apparent that some care more for easy money than the welfare of their country. In order to prompt such vile people to reconsider their behavior, there needs to be severe punishment for those that continue to use illegal alien labor.

Any employer convicted of using illegal alien labor should face a mandatory minimum five-year prison sentence as well as the immediate dissolution of their businesses and permanent revocation of any corporate charters. The assets of said businesses should be sold and the funds used to support immigration and labor authorities looking for other lawbreakers.

5. English as the national language. Learning and speaking English has always been a requirement to be a true American. That this self-evident truth has become a subject of controversy is a somber testament to the power of the forces of division now at work in our country. New immigrants across the generations have always understood that becoming an American meant learning and communicating in English, and that doing so was an important and defining step towards leaving old loyalties behind and pledging allegiance to the United States of America. To clarify and strengthen this historic national bond, Congress must make English the official national language.

By basing new immigration and naturalization laws on these five principles, America can, once again, be put on the path towards national unity.

It takes a united people to be a nation. And, in order to be a country, America must be a nation.

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If you agree, please consider signing this petition:

https://www.standunited.org/petition/five-principles-for-american-immigration-reform

Offline Walter Josh

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Re: Five Principles For American Immigration Reform
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 02:25:52 PM »
A reflection.
A petition, while well intentioned, is simply a laundry list of political objectives; already known.
Accordingly, it will be treated as such and placed in the eternal queue.
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In 1648, the Vatican under Pope Alexander VII, promoted the
Treaty of Westphalia, in order to bring the Thirty Years War to a close.
That document became a cornerstone of international law by codifying and
defining the Sovereign Right of Nation-States as well as those that reside therein.
* The Nation denotes a people who share common customs, religious
affiliations, language, ancestry, history while having a constant population.
* The State denotes a place/territory clearly defined by judicially recognized
boundaries and under a singular system of governance.
As such, ultimate authority within the Nation-State resides w/the people
expressed through those they allow to govern them.
This system, common to Europe and the USA from our English heritage;
is recognized and understood worldwide, even if not accepted
within the Muslim World and Africa.
Immigrants who chose to migrate, be they Stone masons from Italy
in the 12th century, to construct Cathedrals in France or Polish Farm
workers harvesting grain crops in the Ukraine; do so for mutually agreed
economic reasons and nothing more, as Adam Smith observed.
As such, these illegals have no sovereign status and as such, no rights. Not one!
That this is not the unified massage from our political assholery is a testament
to how ignorant, sentimental and shallow we have become as a people;
where pious platitudes and sanctimonious bullshit is the norm in discussion.
We are a tad past 200 years and this is what we have become.
When or if, we recover our heritage and the voice of our Founders;
history will take us seriously again.
Otherwise, it won't.
 

 

 

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