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Control of the border is the key

I do not disagree with Mr. Sowell, control of the border is very important; but I think an even larger issue is addressing how we treat illegal aliens, and ensuring we do everything possible to discourage illegal entry.

The immigration laws of the United States can be best reformed by finding the political will to predicate changes on four completely reasonable principles below, addressing application for entry, disposition of immigration law violators (illegal aliens), granting of publicly funded benefits, and birthright citizenship. By addressing these four areas, US immigration law can take away the incentive for making illegal entry into the United States, and greatly simplify border control and enforcement…………….

1. Application for legal residence can only be made from outside the USA, or while visiting legally; and no illegal alien gets to stay. No amnesty of any kind.
2. Any illegal alien caught is deported and forever barred from returning.
3. No publicly funded benefits or services of any kind without proof of legal status.
4. No birthright citizenship (contrary to popular belief this is not a settled Constitutional issue)

Make it untenable for them to stay; they will leave.

The President’s unilateral action & the “comprehensive immigration reform” plans I have heard are entirely unacceptable, because they are all predicated upon amnesty. I am very willing to accept immigration reform that facilitates legal and controlled entry into this country for anyone from anywhere; and once these four principles are accepted, other reforms that are necessary to ease restrictions and bureaucracy involved with legal entry will be facilitated. We will be free to discuss any other reasonable reforms that would facilitate the legal application process. We can discuss and implement laws allowing more legal entries. We can discuss and implement making requirements less stringent. We can discuss and implement streamlining the path to permanent residency and/or citizenship. We can discuss and implement a controlled and legal guest or migratory worker program. We can discuss and implement tougher enforcement and consequences for employers who employ illegal aliens. We can discuss any reasonable reforms, as long as it is recognized that the United States has an absolute right and duty to protect its borders and control entry of any and all persons from other areas of the world.

What we cannot have is any law or policy which provides incentive of any kind to enter or remain in the United States illegally, or which provides any hope that by entering or remaining here illegally there will be a path to permanent residence or citizenship.

July 30, 2015 at 8:25 p.m. suggest removal

Intensify attack on roaches who deal heroin, ruin lives

If there is a market, there will be a supply. Attacking the dealers gets us nowhere.

Drug users fund the drug cartels. Drug users fund terrorism. Drug users fund and create crime in our streets, Drug users threaten the safety of our children and communities.

Drug users are not victims. Drug users ARE THE PROBLEM. We need to stop wasting our time and resources with misplaced empathy and ill-advised tolerance.

Intensify the attacks on the roaches who USE heroine.

July 27, 2015 at 6:12 p.m. suggest removal

Judge: Detentions violate settlement

It is reasonable to suspect that this is what Obama had in mind all along. He will now use this as an excuse to simply release the illegal aliens onto our streets.

On the other hand, if we had a government interested in protecting the interests of American citizens, US immigration law can take away the incentive for making illegal entry into the United States, and greatly simplify enforcement, by simply enacting the following policy……….

1. No illegal alien gets to stay. No amnesty of any kind.
2. Any illegal alien caught is deported and forever barred from returning.
3. No publicly funded benefits or services of any kind without proof of legal status.
4. No birthright citizenship (contrary to popular belief this is not a settled Constitutional issue)

Make it untenable for them to stay; they will leave.

We cannot have any law or policy which provides incentive of any kind to enter or remain in the United States illegally, or which provides any hope that by entering or remaining here illegally there will be a path to permanent residence or citizenship.

July 26, 2015 at 8:15 p.m. suggest removal

Health secretary announces $100M in substance abuse money

OK........considering we are $19 trillion in debt now........if this $110 million in spending is so important then what other lesser important government programs and expenditures are going to be cut or eliminated???

Is there a plan here, or is the plan just to spend and spend and spend, with no idea where the money is coming from?

Yeah.....that's what I thought.

July 25, 2015 at 10:39 p.m. suggest removal

TV anchor fired after testing positive for marijuana

So if we side with the employee here.......

If the employee hurts anyone, then the employer is free from all liability..........right?

If the employee hurts themselves, then the employer is again free from all liability, including free from all liability for worker's comp.........right??

July 25, 2015 at 1:34 p.m. suggest removal

Greece’s road to economic recovery will be long and hard; public unrest rises

Unimaginable debt supporting a never ending gravy train of public services served up by a socialist government, finally collapsing because the socialists ran out of other people's money to spend.

The more important issue is if we in the USA, and our own feckless government, can learn anything from Greece's example.

July 25, 2015 at 1:19 p.m. suggest removal

Officials searching for ways to find money to stop Youngstown's discharge of sewage

Why are county, state, and federal officials involved in trying to spend my tax money on this issue?

Here’s a thought……. If the people of Youngstown have a problem with their sewer system, then maybe the people of Youngstown ought to fix their sewer system. I paid for the septic system on my property (and it was an expensive system). I also pay to maintain it and, if it develops a problem, I will pay to fix it. No one from the Youngstown, the county, the state, or the federal government helps me with this; it’s all on me. Why should I also have to pay for Youngstown’s sewer system?

If they had used the money they wasted on Covelli Center (along with millions more of everyone else’s tax dollars) a few years ago, to improve their sewers, maybe this wouldn’t be an issue for them today.

July 24, 2015 at 8:23 p.m. suggest removal

UPDATE | Theater gunman's family called him mentally ill, violent

If he had been hospitalized, who let him out???

July 24, 2015 at 4:44 p.m. suggest removal

Report: 23 percent of Ohio children living in poverty

Once again here’s the definitive better plan suggested previously with regard to Ohio's infant mortality issue. It applies to Ohio's child poverty issue in the same way. It also applies to both boys and girls, and it doesn’t require any government program at all:

If you can't take care of a baby, don't make a baby.

If you can't take care of yourself, don't make a baby.

If you are not smart enough to not smoke, not do drugs, and not drink alcohol, don't make a baby.

If you are incapable of providing pre-natal care, don't make a baby.

If you are not a responsible rational mature adult, ready to be a parent, don't make a baby.

July 21, 2015 at 5:14 p.m. suggest removal

Locals react to gay-marriage decision

@dannyc

The Supreme Court has ruled that the privileges and benefits of the legal recognition of marriage are a "basic human right". As such no one, no state, no legislature, no congress, can place any restrictions on how any individual(s) exercise their "basic human right". This is the actual meaning of the ruling.

My suggestion to you is to marry your grandson and extend your spousal insurance coverage to him. The SC has ruled that you have this "basic human right".

July 21, 2015 at 4:42 p.m. suggest removal

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