To my 3 DC reps,
We are enduring what is the equivalent of an invasion on our southern border. This during a time when we have the lowest labor participation rate since the late 1970s. Our society cannot afford to allow entry of people that will not add value to our country. My grandparents (on my father's side) came from Greece in the 1920s. Looking at Greece today, I understand the opportunity that I have being an American. Yet we cannot just allow a flood of immigrants to enter our country unchecked. Amnesty has been granted in the past and the only that it accomplished was to create another situation where we have millions of illegals. We must force people to only enter our country legally!
What I propose is a combination of procedures that have been adopted by many other countries.
First- we need to switch to right of blood instead of right of soil. Just because someone is born here (especially if their parents are here illegally) they do not deserve the blessing of US citizenship!
Second- We need a point system in place, much like Canada has. This point system is based on being able to read and write English. The amount of education that the person has. Their age and potential to adapt to our culture.
Third- Also like Canada has, they require that immigrants that do not have a job waiting, must prove that they have enough cash to support themselves and their family for a period of 6 months during that time it is considered that they will be seeking employment.
Fourth- Much like Norway, if anyone is ever caught here illegally, they can never (under any circumstances) be eligible for citizenship or even a visa.
Fifth- Much like any country, they must be healthy and not cause a burden to our healthcare system.
We are a nation of immigrants, but we are also a nation of laws. We cannot reward individuals who break our country's laws with citizenship.
I will not only vote against anyone who votes for amnesty, I will actively campaign against them. This is my country and I will fight for it.