Huckabee 9-step imigration plan

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I know this election is a turning point for America, and one of the biggest issues is illegal immigration. The following is copied directly from Mike Huckabee's website, where he has outlined a 9-step plan to solve the illegal immigration problem.

1. Build the Fence

* Ensure that an interlocking surveillance camera system is installed along the border by July 1, 2010.
* Ensure that the border fence construction is completed by July 1, 2010.

2. Increase Border Patrol

* Increase the number of border patrol agents.
* Fully support all law enforcement personnel tasked with enforcing immigration law.

3. Prevent Amnesty

* Policies that promote or tolerate amnesty will be rejected.
* Propose to provide all illegal immigrants a 120-day window to register with the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services and leave the country. Those who register and return to their home country will face no penalty if they later apply to immigrate or visit; those who do not return home will be, when caught, barred from future reentry for a period of 10 years.

4. Enforce the Law on Employers

* Employment is the chief draw for most illegal immigrants and denying them jobs is the centerpiece of an attrition strategy.
* Impose steep fines and penalties on employers that violate the law.
* Institute a universal, mandatory citizenship verification system as part of the normal hiring process.
* Prevent the IRS and the Social Security Administration from accepting fraudulent Social Security numbers or numbers that don't match the employees' names.*

5. Establish an Economic Border

* Move toward passage of the FairTax.
* The FairTax provides an extra layer of security by creating an economic disincentive to immigrate to the U.S. illegally.

6. Empower Local Authorities

* Promote better cooperation on enforcement by supporting legislative measures such as the CLEAR Act, which aims to systematize the relationship between local law and federal immigration officials.
* Encourage immigration-law training for police. Local authorities must be provided the tools, training, and funding they need so local police can turn illegal immigrants over to the federal authorities.

7. Ensure Document Security

* End exemptions for Mexicans and Canadians to the US-VISIT program, which tracks the arrival and departure of foreign visitors. Since these countries account for the vast majority of foreigners coming here (85 percent), such a policy clearly violates Congress' intent in mandating this check-in/check-out system.
* Reject Mexico's "matricula consular" card, which functions as an illegal-immigrant identification card.

8. Discourage Dual Citizenship

* Inform foreign governments when their former citizens become naturalized U.S. citizens.
* Impose civil and/or criminal penalties on American citizens who illegitimately use their dual status (e.g., using a foreign passport, voting in elections in both a foreign country and the U.S.).

9. Modernize the Process of Legal Immigration

* Eliminate the visa lottery system and the admission category for adult brothers and sisters of U.S. citizens.
* Increase visas for highly-skilled and highly-educated applicants.
* Expedite processing for those who serve honorably in the U.S. Armed Forces.
* Improve our immigration process so that those patiently and responsibly seeking to come here legally will not have to wait decades to share in the American dream. Governor Huckabee has always been grateful to live in a country that people are trying to break into, rather than break out of.

*This policy will be drafted to comply with the final federal court decisions on this issue.


Shelby Barker
Georgia for Huckabee
3rd District Chair

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Submitted by tokmik on Fri, 12/12/2008 - 1:28pm.

Why do you believe that raising wages for workers without getting any additional value in return is a good thing? On the countrary, it's a horrible thing... If the wages rise, the prices rise for everything you buy (other than Chinese goods). Do you really want that? Immigrants is not the problem here, in fact, unless you are able to re-train American workers to have higher-valued skills, you'll never help them.

Economists have a name for what you are trying to propose: protectionism. And, according to wast world experience, most of the time you practice it by interfering with a normal market you generally regret it later.
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Submitted by lion on Fri, 12/07/2007 - 6:56pm.

"Love thy neighbor as thyself". At the last Republican debate, Huckabee quoted this wisdom from Jesus. Apparently Jesus said more than this. Jesus apparently said to love thy neighbor but not if they do not have proper documentation to be in the United States. In that case good Christians may deny such persons jobs, health care, education, and other basic needs they should have. Build tall fences to keep such neighbors out. Round them up, arrest them, and send them back. Jesus said they should all speak English. And politicians may use the fear of such persons to get votes from their party's base. And good Christians should mow their own yards.

Submitted by Bonkers on Fri, 12/07/2007 - 7:11pm.

We define what we mean by neighbor!
All those you mentioned are not neighbors!
There are 81 different religions in Iraq alone, and none of them are "neighbors."
Of course different colors aren't "neighbors," Mexicans certainly aren't neighbors unless they have the correct paper work---which our local police won't ask them for.
Russians and Chinese and Iranians are not neighbors!
Most Africans and Indonesians are not neighbors.
Some Australians, Europeans, and Englanders and Irish are somewhat neighbors.
Of course Evangelicals are not neighbors of Mormons and Jews.
We have now written off the Muslims almost. They are not neighbors.
Some women even are not neighbors.
We define what a neighbor is!

Submitted by traffic101 on Fri, 11/21/2008 - 8:33am.

When will this issue stop?Rather let Iraqis live on their own securely.

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