U.S. Code: Title 8, 1325

Posted: April 28, 2009 in immigration, politics
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Those of you that believe crossing the border into the United States illegally is a crime, raise your hands. Ms. Napolitano, why aren’t you raising your hand? Oh, “It’s not a crime, per se. It’s civil”? Um, I believe that the United States Code would disagree with you. Legal Information Institute has the entire code. First offense is a misdemeanor and each subsequent offense is a felony.

Um, being the DHS Secretary, shouldn’t you know that? Also, being the former governer of a border state, shouldn’t you be up on immigration laws? I mean, this one’s been in it’s current form since 1991. It’s not like it changes all the time. You criticize Sheriff Arpaio’s remark about hoping the federal government prosecutes all immigrants who cross our border illegally as being “very political”, but your very stance on immigration is “very political”. Any, and I mean any, amnesty legislation goes against U.S. Code: Title 8, chapter 12, subchapter II, part VIII, ss 1325 (I couldn’t figure out how to make the freaky two esses together).

People often ask me why I’m so hardcore against immigration. Well, I’m not. I’m a product of immigration. But I am against illegal immigration, because  it’s illegal. We are a nation of laws. And, to quote George Washington, “Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.” Seems pretty clear-cut to me.

There are a couple of ways to get into the U.S. legally. Become a political refugee. Go through Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Do that and I won’t have a problem with you. But break the law, we’ve got a big problem. And for you politicians out there, enforce the law. Don’t change it or ignore it to do what you consider politically expedient. Don’t pass the DREAM Act or any other amnesty legislation.

For true immigration reform, we should first start enforcing our laws. We shouldn’t imprison those who are only trying to enforce it. Strengthen our borders, all of them. Let the National Guard patrol the borders, to assist the Border Patrol agents already there. They are the National Guard, so this is a way they could guard our nation, temporarily.

Well, that’s the end of my rant for now. If anyone has any better suggestions, I’m open to hearing them.

  1. TL Winslow says:

    The age-old pesky U.S.-Mexico border problem has taxed the resources of both countries, led to long lists of injustices, and appears to be heading only for worse troubles in the future. Guess what? The border problem can never be solved. Why? Because the border IS the problem! It’s time for a paradigm change.

    Never fear, a satisfying, comprehensive solution is within reach: the Megamerge Dissolution Solution. Simply dissolve the border along with the failed Mexican government, and megamerge the two countries under U.S. law, with mass free 2-way migration eventually equalizing the development and opportunities permanently, with justice and without racism, and without threatening U.S. sovereignty or basic principles.

    Click the url and read about the new paradigm for U.S.-Mexico relations.

  2. Mike says:

    That would amount to mass amnesty for millions of immigrants here illegally, which is something I can’t/won’t approve of. Besides,the border isn’t the problem. The problem is the clowns in Washington won’t let the border patrol do their job without fear of prosecution. Besides, Mexicans aren’t the only illegal immigrants. There’s Russians, Laotians, Chinese, Japanese, even Canadians. To just ignore this problem (which is what dissolving the border is) would be at the peril of ours, and Mexico’s, economic freedom. No, we need to let the border patrol do their job, let the National Guard provide relief, and finish building that doggone fence.

    Oh, I clicked on the url but it didn’t work so you might wanna look into that.

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