Illegal immigration tears our country to bits
posted by kinfante
Bill Cool

CORONA DEL MAR, Bill Cool: Two news stores this week clearly illustrate why our nation is faced with an illegal immigration problem.

The first dealt with a G.O.P. proposal to require a Social Security number in order to claim the federal child tax credit ["Child tax credit turns into immigration fight," Feb. 9], which averages $1,800 per family. This would save the government billions of dollars, and prevent most illegal aliens from benefiting from the child tax credit, but Sen. Harry Reid and others want to give this money to everyone, including those living here illegally. Reid’s position would, of course, provide more incentive to immigrate and remain here illegally.

The second article, “Court halts 7 deportations, presses administration” [Feb. 9], was about the inept, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which demanded the Obama administration explain whether seven illegal “immigrants can avoid deportation because of two memos released last year by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton urging prosecutors to use discretion when deciding whether to pursue immigration cases.” In a case where the federal government is actually enforcing our immigrations laws, the court is using a memo, by a government employee, as an excuse to negate our immigration laws. Shouldn’t judges enforce our laws over memos?

This same court is allowing a dozen Latin American countries to participate in a law-suit against the state of Arizona regarding their SB1070 immigration law. All of our recent presidents have turned a blind eye to the illegal immigration situation. This has resulted in the states passing their own laws to help solve the problems that the federal government has created.

How has the Obama administration responded? It is suing many of those states claiming only it has the right to regulate immigration, even if it chooses to do nothing.


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