The issue of
immigration is clouded in propaganda. When one
side says the phrase “immigration reform” the other side hears
that side says, “enforcement” the first side hears “discrimination.”
This is a
result of mixed messages, inconsistent policies, and political
honest truth is that there has not been a significant change in
regarding immigration for decades. Politicians claiming successes on
of this issue are not telling you the truth.
charges the Congress, “To establish a uniform rule of naturalization.”
document was not haphazardly written. The word uniform is there
and means what it says, one set of rules for all seeking to naturalize.
the first fundamental truth to establish. The debate must begin from a
legal process to naturalize.
Amendment states, “All persons born or
naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction
citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”
haphazardly written. Those born in the United States and those
uniform rule) are citizens. By law, all others are not.
who are not born citizens and desiring citizenship
must follow the uniform rule of naturalization. The first legislative
must be to ensure the uniform rule functions properly for those who
The biggest obstacle to aspiring citizens is the length of time for the
process (approximately 12 years). This is due to a number of factors.
cannot be shortened, such as background checks for national security
Others can be improved.
the economy is in recession and unemployment is high,
Immigration and Naturalization cannot induce large numbers of
the country. This problem is compounded when illegal immigrants occupy
the limited number of jobs. Stiffer penalties for employers who
violate the law combined with a better economy with a thriving private
produces more jobs. This facilitates larger numbers of immigrants and
therefore, shorter waits. This puts immigration priority on those who
There is a group
that has not followed the uniform rule of
naturalization through no fault of their own. These are children who
brought illegally to the United States by their parents and had no
their residence. As Americans, we do not punish children for the
their parents. The biggest problem with this issue lies in defining
children. They must be clearly legislatively identified. Until Congress
this, others will use these children as political cover for their own
The uniform rule of
law for immigration directs immigrants
to use a port of entry. An immigrant cannot simply walk across the
begin the process. That has no legal standing. The Border Patrol and
fence are there to serve a law enforcement and counter-terrorism
Border Patrol’s mission is not anti-immigration. Any portrayal
simply dishonest. It
is provable reality
that it is more difficult for terrorists and drug cartels to enter this
because of the border fence and a strong border patrol. It is also a
the border Patrol and the border fence are absolutely no hindrance to
is not an issue of race, but of the law, as
directed by The Constitution. The
is blind. It protects the law abiding.
Congressman, I will fight for a better economy as a
means of improving immigration opportunities. I will fight for the
of displaced children. I will fight for a secure border to protect