Liz Peek: Ways To Move Forward On Illegal Immigration Despite Demo Opposition

Liz Peek thinks she has the solution to the stalemate on border security

Liz Peek: Dems’ opposition to Trump’s wall exposes hypocrisy on immigration– Here are 5 ways to move forward

Nothing better illuminates Democrat hypocrisy that the ongoing squabble over the wall. Donald Trump wants it; Chuck Schumer says he can’t have it. This is the same Senator Schumer who began an address before the Migration Policy Institute in 2009 declaring:

“Illegal immigration is wrong, and a primary goal of comprehensive immigration reform must be to dramatically curtail future illegal immigration.”

He continued, “Operational control of our borders – through significant additional increases in infrastructure, technology and border personnel – must be achieved…”

Here’s the thing, though: Schumer was not serious. Much during the previous shamnesty push by President George W Bush, and the later Gang of 8 push, it was all talking points designed to get “comprehensive immigration reform” passed, which promised security, but would really only end up with amnesty for illegals.

Democrats have changed their tune on border security and illegal immigration for two reasons. First, they are against The wall because President Trump is for it. They hope that preventing its construction, one of the president’s key campaign promises, will torpedo Trump’s popularity with his base as we near the 2020 election.

Second, as she notes, it is for Hispanic votes. Unmentioned is that if they give amnesty to the illegals they’ll get their votes. They’ve admitted it.

She offers up some facts about illegal immigration, then moves on to five measures (actually, 6)

1) Build the 700-800 mile wall or fence that President Trump proposed last spring. Democrats endlessly quack that they support secure borders, but offer no solutions. They just don’t like Mr. Trump’s solution.

She notes we don’t need it everywhere, and that the Border Patrol can pick which methods are best in some areas, but this would stop a major flow.

2) Many argue that the majority of undocumented people in the country did not enter illegally but rather overstayed their visa, a problem The wall would not address. The solution is making E-Verify mandatory. E-Verify is a reliable, free government service which will prevent people without papers from working.

Need more than that. Need to make sure that the companies and schools who bring them are in charge of making sure they are in compliance. That we can find them and boot them out when their visas expire.

3) Scrap the diversity visa program. In that Harvard-Harris poll last year, 68% opposed the random selection of 50,000 people allowed to enter the country each year.  We should admit people based on what they offer our country. Other countries have done this; why not the U.S.?

No complaints there.

4) Resolve the DACA problem by granting those young people who have grown up in the U.S. a path to citizenship. It is unconscionable that their futures remain uncertain.

First, it is not unconscionable. They are not our burden. They shouldn’t be here. Regardless, I wish I could find the post on this, but, I offered an idea where we would offer a pathway to legal status for the DACA kids, which would include the people who brought them here illegally having to self-deport prior to any pathway starting for each individual. They would have to learn the same stuff and pay the same fees as those who apply for citizenship the lawful way. And if the parents come back illegally, said pathway is cancelled and the Dreamer is immediately deported. That would be part of the contract. The talking point is that the kids shouldn’t pay for the sins of the parents. Well, someone has to pay. That would be the parents.

5) Allow people living in the country illegally a one-time opportunity to achieve legal status. They would not be given a path to citizenship, but rather could become registered legal aliens. There is a penalty for not waiting your turn.

No. Just no. Because this would entice more to come, expecting that they would get the same opportunity once the numbers hit a critical mass. We could give them a chance to self-deport after which they could apply to become a citizen. You don’t reward bad behavior. This is the kind of thinking that gets the GOP into trouble, and keeps the illegal alien train flowing.

6) Rationalize our work-visa programs to assure sufficient labor to meet the needs of our agricultural and hospitality industries.

Of course, one problem here is the number of visa holders who just never leave. We could expand these work visas, but, it has to be coupled with the notion of immediate deportation if an overstay occurs.

But, remember, Democrats really do not want to solve the issues, because this helps whip their base up.

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22 Responses to “Liz Peek: Ways To Move Forward On Illegal Immigration Despite Demo Opposition”

  1. Bill589 says:

    Not America first; America only.
    Local government should work only for the citizens of their town/city.
    (Other citizens have their own local government.)

    State government should work only for the citizens of their state.
    (I’m sick of bailing out CA.)

    DC should work only for, and only spend money for, the citizens of the USA.
    We are already leaving our posterity with 23 Trillion dollars of debt.

    We DO owe our American posterity; we do NOT owe these or any other foreigners.
    Take that and other money for ungrateful foreigners and “Build The Wall.”

    • Jethro says:

      Productive “maker” Blue States subsidize unproductive “taker” Red States with 10s of billions of USD each year. Are you proposing that states like LA, MS, OK, AR, AL live within their means?

      • david7134 says:

        Typical troll comment. Come up with new material..

      • formwiz says:

        Jeffery, being a taker, wouldn’t know which states are makers to save his life.

        People are fleeing the blue states every day because of high taxes and Leftist policies.

        Of course, he can link some demographics to back up his claim.

        Too bad they don’t exist.

  2. Jethro says:

    they are against The Wall because… Trump is for it

    No, because it is a politically motivated ploy that will cost billions and not work. “It will be so beautiful, that maybe they’ll call it the Trump Wall.”

    Now tRump and his minions are claiming they didn’t mean a literal concrete/rebar wall as tRump described previously but that “Wall” is a metaphor for border security. It could be a fence, or steel slats or other technology…

    Regarding Comprehensive Immigration Reform as Peek describes:

    it is for Hispanic votes

    Is that why President’s Reagan and Bush supported reform – to get Hispanics to vote Republican?

    What should happen to Trump Inc (or its corporate officers) for hiring undocumented workers? Should companies knowingly hiring undocumented workers be punished? After all, that’s why most immigrants enter the country illegally – to work.

    • david7134 says:

      You are funny. Obama spent 10 trillion just to keep the stock market up, for no reason. Yet you argue about a minor expenditure that would stabilize the flow of criminals into the US. Those of us that comment here know you have difficulty with most concepts, but this is elementary.

    • formwiz says:

      Well, first of all, states from Israel and Saudi Arabia to Hungary and Greece have shown walls are effective.

      And we’ve seen here how a strong fence strung with razor wire is quite effective. The fence, wall, or anything else has stopped border crossings at San Diego, Yuma, Tucson, and El Paso by > 90% in each case.

      Second, if anybody’s worried about the Hispanic vote, it’s the Demos. A third of Hispanics voted R last time.

      And Reagan tried amnesty. We saw it didn’t work.

      PS It’s Presidents Reagan and Bush. Plural, not possessive.

      • Jethro says:

        The Wall is a metaphor for tRump’s lost manhood.

        The nation needs to move on.

        • formwiz says:

          Trump is a metaphor for Jeffery’s own impotence.

          Trump does it, Jeffery doesn’t.

          Or maybe it’s the Beast’s vote count, inflated by 7 million fraudulent votes. Jeffery is obsessed by it because it represents the vasoexpander Jeffery thinks will make a man of him.

        • david7134 says:

          No that is one of your more foolish statements.

  3. Kye says:

    If walls are not effective why do we have them around prisons? If they don’t keep people out why do the rich leftists have them around their homes and sometimes entire communities.

    WALLS WORK! Anyone who says they don’t is a liar. If they didn’t work they wouldn’t be used.

    • Jethro says:

      Prison walls keep criminals in, not out.

      We can not, should not and will not build a giant wall along the southern border. Trump is playing his base for fools.

      • formwiz says:

        Prison walls keep criminals in, not out.

        They also keep the people who want to bust out said criminals out.

        We can not, should not and will not build a giant wall along the southern border.

        Because the Democrat party will die because it needs more fraudulent votes.

        They and the blacks who believe them are aborting themselves out of existence. Hispanic.s and blacks who have woken up are voting R. Women are voting R. Working stiffs are voting R

        We can, we should, we must, we shall, and we will build that wall.

      • Kye says:

        Even you can’t be that dense, Jethro. Prison walls are keep criminals in and everyone out. It works both ways. The point is the walls work, don’t they? Whether to keep people in or out, walls work. WALLS WORK! Which is why democrats are afraid of them. Democrats don’t care about people, they care about power and the votes they need are in other countries and they need to bring them here.

        If poor, government dependent people from sh!thole countries voted republican the democrats would be demanding a 50′ wall with electrified razor ribbon and a ten year wait to vote. Democrats always put their own money and power above America.

  4. Jethro says:

    If Mexico is paying for The Wall, why did tRump shut down the government, hurting so many people?

    Donald J. Trump

    Mexico is paying for the Wall through the new USMCA Trade Deal.

    • david7134 says:

      Who is Trump hurting shutting down the government, besides, it is the Dems shutting down the government. Trump is working over time making sure the innocent are not hurt, unlike obama.

    • formwiz says:

      I don’t see anybody hurting because of the shutdown.

      No sob stories of Federal (and I use the term loosely) workers going without food or housing.

      And Jeffery, as always, lies by omission.

      Much of the Wall has already been fully renovated or built. We have done a lot of work. $5.6 Billion Dollars that House has approved is very little in comparison to the benefits of National Security. Quick payback! The rest of the story.

      Meantime, the shutdown (a joke, really) shows the Lefties the seriousness of his purpose.

      • Jethro says:

        You use tRump’s words as fact???? tRump lies, period.

        Much of the Wall has already been fully renovated or built. We have done a lot of work. $5.6 Billion Dollars that House has approved is very little in comparison to the benefits of National Security. Quick payback!

        If much of The Wall has already been fully renovated or built, and Mexico is paying for it, why did he shut down the federal government because Congress wouldn’t give him more money?

        tRump lies to you several times a day. Much of The Wall has not been built. tRump has painted himself into a corner, and only his devotees can’t see it.

        If he’s not negotiating a resignation deal with Mr. Mueller, he needs to fire his lawyers. We’ll see how “History’s Greatest Dealmaker” fares.

        Why did tRump have that movie poster of himself on the table at the cabinet meeting? Weird.

    • Kye says:

      The government is NOT shut down. If you believe it is then you’re a moron.

      • Jethro says:

        Several hundred thousand federal employees are not being paid, and are collecting unemployment benefits. For no reason but tRump’s fit of pique.

        Are you more comfortable calling it a partial shutdown?

  5. Jethro says:

    Campaigning, Trump promised his voters that Mexico would pay for The Wall.

    Remember… We’re going to build a Great Wall and Mexico will pay for it!

    Having failed to get Mexico to pay for it he is now demanding that the American taxpayer pay for it.

    And so far he is willing to throw several hundred thousand Americans out of work to get them to pay for it. Why not ask the billionaires and corporations he rewarded with $1.5 trillion in tax cuts to chip in?

    And this is your hero why?

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