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Illegal Immigration is a Simple Problem with a Simple Solution

The primary reason Republicans struggle with immigration, politically, is because they are willing to compromise on the most important principle involved in the debate. We can talk about the difficulties and expense of legal immigration, the impossibility of deporting 12 million human beings, the logistical problems of dealing with illegal immigrants once they’ve crossed our borders or overstayed their visa’s, and the virtue of what services these illegal immigrants provide once they’ve established unofficial residence in our country; but each of those issues are beside the point.

The point is, that illegally coming into the United States is against the law. If we catch you, we have two choices. First, we can deport you. Second, we can imprison you. However, the Republican Party seems to have come to the conclusion that if foreign nationals choose not to follow our laws, then so be it. They talk about pathways to citizenship, while allowing people who have broken our laws to continue breaking our laws. It’s absurd.

We do not need some complicated national strategy, nor do we need to pass laws which provide pathways to citizenship for foreign nationals living in America. Here is all we have to do:

  1. If an illegal immigrant is apprehended in the course of normal law enforcement routines, imprison them or deport them. If they are the sole guardian of an illegal child, then deporting them both is much better than essentially creating an orphan.

  2. Secure the border. Make crossing the border difficult and dangerous.

  3. Ensure that there are no systemic advantages to residing illegally in the United States.

That’s it. It really is that simple. We already have more than enough laws on the federal books to ensure that each of these three courses of action can be constitutionally carried out.

The moment we begin compromising the enforcement of our laws, the more impossible and damaging the entire situation becomes.

Look at the mess we’re in with marijuana and gay marriage. The federal government is no longer enforcing its own laws, which has encouraged the States to create their own. The Supreme Court seems fine with this. The result, is unconstitutionality and chaos. If we allow unconstitutionality to stand or chaos to grow, we fray the foundations of our society and weaken the social contract.

We don’t have to round up 12 million illegal foreign nationals. All we have to do is deport or imprison the ones we catch, ensure that we aren’t doing anything which would make being in America illegally beneficial, and, most importantly, to secure the borders in the first place. That’s it. If we make being here illegally as uncomfortable is possible, eventually people will begin leaving on their own, saving the taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. If, regardless of their difficulties, they choose to stay, then so long as they don’t break any other federal laws or entangle themselves in anything illegal, then chances are, law enforcement won’t find them, and no one will be harmed in the process.

So long as we are allowing them to work here and allowing them the same rights and privileges as US citizens, we will continue having new waves of illegal migrants, year after year. We’ll sit back and watch this mess grow exponentially. For what? What possible benefit to America is there in allowing people to reside here illegally? Once you answer that question, you’ll understand why Democrats and Republicans want to use these illegals, precisely because they are illegal. Democrats are looking for future voters. Republicans are looking for indentured soldiers and cheap labor. That’s it. That’s why we’re in this ridiculous situation.

I will not vote for any candidate that intends to allow this madness to continue. Securing the border should be a top 5 political priority.


About Steven Brodie Tucker

Graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Also studied economics and political science at George Mason.

7 Responses to “Illegal Immigration is a Simple Problem with a Simple Solution”

  1. Gene Lefty says:

    The Federal Government is broke. Just how does one secure a 3000 mile border? Even if it were possible, just look at the cost

    Put a bounty on employers who hire illegal’s. The key is to take away the waiting job. The waiting job that puts an American out of work.

    You don’t even acknowledge the Republican desire to ensure that a source of cheap labor is always available. Nor do you mention the Democrat’s desire for the votes of the Republican’s cheap labor source.

    But, then again, you don’t have the answer to anything. I suggest that you quit letting hate radio brainwash you.

    • “What possible benefit to America is there in allowing people to reside here illegally? Once you answer that question, you’ll understand why Democrats and Republicans want to use these illegals, precisely because they are illegal. Democrats are looking for future voters. Republicans are looking for indentured soldiers and cheap labor. That’s it. That’s why we’re in this ridiculous situation.”

  2. Stephen Lee

    Everyone concentrates on the problems we’re having in our country lately: Illegal immigration, hurricane recovery, alligators attacking people in Florida . .. .. .

    Not me — I concentrate on solutions for the problems — it’s a win-win situation.
    * Dig a moat the length of the Mexican border.
    * Send the dirt to New Orleans to raise the level of the levees.
    * Put the Florida alligators in the moat along the Mexican border.


  3. Robert Shannon

    Once again I am amazed at Gene’s comments ?? Did you read Tucker’s last paragraph ? He specifically cites the two political parties underlying motives, the chamber of commerce and the potential new voting block.

    Both of these motives and perceived benefits are stronger than enforcing the law .It is indeed the apathy of the average American that allows this to continue.

    Virginia spends 1 billion a year on this problem and our group has highlighted this cost in both sign messages and in Letters to the Editor. Many Americans are ignorant of the fact that Immigration was halted in the U.S. for some 60 years allowing for the wave that came at the turn of the Century to fully assimilate.

    A few years back Anne Coulter made the point on one of the TV shows that immigrants 100 years ago came for the opportunities and quickly learned English, and became full fledged Americans, wanting to assimilate. That stands in stark contrast to many of the current immigrants that refuse to assimilate and insist on retaining their culture within our borders. Far beyond the past experience , many are openly hostile to our culture. Coulter pointed out ( and if she were wrong she would have been lambasted by the ” chant racist crowd” ) that some 90% of immigrants from the Dominican Republic were on public assistance. Many of these folks recognize they can live better here on welfare than they lived in their native lands. End all eligibility for food stamps, housing subsidies, in-state college tuition, free medical care, and I suspect the inflow of these types of immigrants would naturally subside.

    Bob Shannon

    • It’s funny, I have had several establishment sorts tell me that illegals receive no federal or state subsidies. Why do they lie, even to the face of people that know better? And this whole idea of using illegals in our military is nuts. Is Congressman Brat the only member of Congress with the intelligent to recognize this?

  4. Robert Shannon

    From health care costs to a myriad of state and federal costs. California’s prison population is somewhere north of 40% illegal immigrants.

    What additional costs do L.A, New York, & Northern Virginia law enforcement alone incur every year in having to deal with illegals gang populations ?

    Multitudes of urban centers public schools now have to pay for classes taught in 3 dozen or more languages. The American people at some point will tire of this, perhaps after another terrorist attack or some sort of prolonged economic calamity . What is a slow simmering boil will spill over, the only question is when. Americans , one of the most compassionate people anywhere in the world, are growing sick of being a patsie.

    Bob Shannon

  5. Green Jeans says:

    Simple math- the average Illegal immigrant from Mexico earns $20,000 a year. It costs $12,000 per pupil to educate a child in America. IF the Illegal sends 2 children to public school it costs $4000 MORE THAN HE EARNS-


    That doesn’t include the free housing, welfare, medical care, and food stamps and free lunch for his kids at school- WAKE UP PEOPLE

    we can’t afford Illegal immigration


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