Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Deport Them All!

A friend and I were talking about the immigration debate.

We both had to shake our head at those that scream "we should deport them all".

I suppose I can understand the visceral reaction of wanting to punish lawbreakers but give me a break. There are an estimated 10-11 million illegal immigrants in the United States. Somewhere between 200,000 and 800,000 in Georgia alone.

Exactly how is a federal government that couldn't bus a couple of hundred thousand starving people out of New Orleans going to round up several million people they can't even find?

As my friend Campbell put it, "the infrastructure required would make Stalin wet himself".

Thankfully, most people understand that this is a complex issue that will require thoughtful solutions. For those of you who believe they should all be rounded up and sent home, please do not operate any heavy equipment in the near future.


Anonymous said...

Seal the border to stop inflow of new illegals; continue to deport those apprehended at the border; inspect and prosecute those employers whose employees can't prove legal residency/citizenship; deport the offending employees. This is how the law has been enforced for many years. There is no reason to make an exception of the current crop of illegals simply because "there are so many of them" - their numbers do not invalidate the law. There is no reason to make an exception for people who "have been here so long, and made lives here" - in the past, many illegals from many different parts of the globe who have resided here for decades have been deported when their illegal status was discovered. If existing laws were enforced as they have been in the past, within 5 - 7 years, the majority of illegals would be out of the country. There is no reason to give preferential treatment to the current wave of Central American illegals. There is no good reason to change the law to accommodate those who break it.

Anonymous said...

We cant you say.....

We have
US Marshalls
Secret Service
City police
County police
State police
The forest service even has a SWAT TEAM.
Hunting/fishing police.

There is no shortage of people avalible to get the job done.