We allow far more immigration than any other Country ever has or probably ever will. But while legal immigration is one thing, illegal immigration is another thing altogether.
Because half the people in the world want to come here, we have to have some type of system, and it has to be enforced, or our schools, hospitals, jails, roads, and everything would just be overrun.
We need to enforce our laws and secure our borders, and we have given mega billions to immigration and border officials to help them do their jobs.
Actually, local law enforcement could probably do a better job for half the money.
The President has issued a very controversial Executive Order on immigration granting amnesty to millions of people who came here illegally. He said he had to act because the Congress had failed to pass new immigration laws.
In my opinion, he ignored or glossed over the fact that we already have very detailed immigration laws on the books.
The Washington Times said in an editorial published June 15, 2008: "A point often lost in the debate over border security and illegal immigration is that many of the laws necessary to fix the problem are already on the books, but federal authorities have decided for political reasons not to enforce them."
It is very dangerous to allow any President to order his administration not to enforce laws passed by Congress as our present immigration laws were.
This latest executive order will encourage many millions more to come here, illegally if necessary. In fact, President Obama himself in 2010 said amnesty would lead to a surge in illegal immigration (Washington Times, front page, Dec. 3 2010).
More on Immigration
WASHINGTON: Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement Monday regarding the Paris attacks and Syrian refugees:
WASHINGTON – Today, Reps. John J. Duncan, Phil Roe, and Chuck Fleischmann released the following statements responding to President Obama’s speech on immigration in Nashville:
Rep. Roe (TN-01):
I rise in support of this very reasonable legislation, which really simply requires that our present immigration laws be fully enforced or at least not be violated.
I commend the Gentleman from Florida, Mr. Yoho, for bringing this legislation to the floor.
The President has said he has been forced to act because the Congress has not done so.
That is not correct, as Chairman Goodlatte pointed out a few minutes ago.
WASHINGTON – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement Thursday in response to President Obama’s pending immigration announcement:
There is a right way to do things, and there is a wrong way to do things. This is the wrong way.
President Obama has said on several occasions in the past that executive orders are the wrong way to fix immigration and that he isn’t a king, but now this is exactly what he is trying to do.