Is It Too Harsh To Force Illegal Aliens to Self-Deport?

“The current  practice of extending U.S. citizenship to hundreds of thousands of ‘anchor  babies’ must end because it creates a magnet for illegal immigration into our  country. Now is the time to ensure that the laws in this country do not  encourage lawbreaking.”    Steve King
“We cannot afford  all this illegal immigration and everything that comes with it, everything from  the crime and to the drugs and the kidnappings and the extortion and the  beheadings and the fact that people can’t feel safe in their community. It’s  wrong! It’s wrong!”     Arizona  Governor Jan Brewer
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Immigration, legal or illegal, has been festering in America  since the ink was dry on the Constitution.  Racial bias and ethnic purity,  along with financial, economic and security fears have driven immigration policy  right, left, up, down and inside out for well over 150 years, every time a wave  of immigration hits American shores.

Government always reacts to immigration woes.  It is never  proactive.  Government policies can inhibit or enhance legal and illegal  immigration.  Since President Johnson’s 1965 Immigration and Nationality  Act, government’s policies have essentially created several magnets to illegal  immigration.  President Reagan’s granting amnesty to over 3,000,000 illegal  aliens without the enforcement of and severely penalizing illegal employment,  just added to the magnets.  President Obama’s immigration executive orders  have accelerated illegal immigration to the point of a flood.

But the worst magnet was the bastardization of the 14th Amendment that  created what is now known as “Anchor Babies” where any child born in America,  from anywhere on the planet, automatically becomes a citizen of the United  States.  Ludicrous!

The only “fix” that seems to come out of Washington DC, the  President, Democrats and a whole host of pro illegal immigrant Non-Governmental  Organizations (NGO’s), is Comprehensive Immigration Reform, more generally  defined as “AMNESTY.”  What is overlooked is that there are  already laws on the books to control illegal immigration. (You  won’t find AMNESTY in any one of those laws.)

The first law is, it is illegal to come to America  illegally.  The punishment is deportation.

The second law is, it is illegal to employ an illegal  alien.  The punishments are severe for violators.

The third law is, if an illegal alien commits a crime, he  either goes to jail, or he is deported.

The magnets are:

1. The 14th Amendment granting citizenship to  babies from foreign lands being born in America (“Anchor  Babies.”)

2. Government benefits, paid for by the  taxpayer by the billions of dollars every year.

    a.  Ample subsistence (welfare) over 80 government programs

    b. Education, bi-lingual,  all ages

    c. Health care (emergency  room visits cannot be denied, by law)

    d. Child tax  credits.

    e. Earned Income tax  credits.

    f. Social Security and  Disability payments.

3. Cheating employers who hire and exploit  illegal aliens, solely to increase their bottom line.

4. Over staying visas with no government  controls or oversight.

5. Child labor laws that have all but removed  young, teenage legal Americans from summer agriculture jobs.  

How many of you in our reading  audience, as teenagers, picked berries, vegetables, or fruit to make extra money  in the summer?  What are your kids and grandkids doing now?  Playing  on their damn electronic machines, getting fat and dumb, that’s  what!

In a recent Heritage Foundation study on illegal  immigrations, they wrote this:

“In 2010, the  average unlawful immigrant household received around $24,721 in government  benefits and services while paying some $10,334 in taxes.  This generated  an average annual fiscal deficit (benefits received minus taxes  paid) of around $14,387 per household. T his cost had to be borne by  U.S. taxpayers.”

At an estimated 3,445,000 illegal immigrant households,  (from the study) that deficit equals almost $50  Billion per year.  Some estimates are much higher than that.


Our solution to illegal immigration is to trigger  self-deportation by closing the borders, removing all government benefits  inuring to illegal aliens including welfare, education and health care,  eliminate child and earned income tax credits, strictly enforce employer  violations for hiring illegal aliens and to mount a legal challenge to  re-adjudicate the 14th Amendment regarding the U. S. Supreme Court “Anchor Baby”  decision and return the provision to the original intent of the Congress at the  time the Amendment was ratified, that is, repatriation of the Negroes as  American citizens.

Many of you will think our solutions are too harsh and lack  compassion?  We will tell you what is even harsher and even less  compassionate.

1. Forcing legal Americans, at the point of a gun,  to pay for illegal aliens, who break our laws.

2. Illegal aliens profiting off the American  taxpayer for child and earned income tax credits.

3. Illegal aliens getting education, health care  and welfare ….. for


4. Illegal aliens getting driver’s licenses and  magically becoming eligible to vote (for Democrats)

5. Green card recipients being up graded to legal  status so that they can vote (for Democrats)

6. 5,000,000 illegal aliens removed from the  threat of deportation. (Obama)

7. A gutless Congress that sits back and lets it  all happen.

8. A government that won’t enforce current  immigration law and stops states from enforcing it.

9. A government that won’t adequately track  criminal illegal aliens and let them create havoc, mayhem and murder with almost  virtual impunity and letting thousands of criminal aliens out of jail into the  general population ….. for

FREE! If the criminal aliens are deported, they just come back and even  though it is a felony to return to America after being deported, these criminals  never seem to see a jail cell.

Then there are these “harsh” injustices perpetrated on legal  Americans by their government.

1. The passage of Obama Care forcing taxpayers  into a government-mandated, government-run, going broke, health insurance  program that forces producers to pay for exponentially growing non-producers,  non taxpayers and illegal aliens ….. for Democrat votes.

2. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  penalizing legal property owners $75,000 per day for alleged violations of the  Clean Water Act, in direct violation of the 8th Amendment.

3. The IRS being used as a political weapon by  the Obama Administration to go after conservative, non-profit organizations  applying for tax exempt status. And the IRS employees are given bonuses, if you  can believe that.

4. The Department of Energy (DOE) giving  $525,000,000 of our tax money to Solyndra while it was going broke. Crony  capitalism for environmental and social agendas, run rampant in federal  government bureaucracies.

5. 20% of total government expenditures  (your money) in waste, fraud, abuse and corruption.

6. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM)  deploying over 200 heavily armed federal agents to oversee the rounding up of  Cliven Bundy’s cattle for allegedly grazing on government land.

7. President Obama, his Administration and ex  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lying to the American people over their gross  negligence in protecting U. S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other  brave men, that gave their lives, unnecessarily, at the Benghazi compound in  September 2012.

8. Shoving down every American child’s throat  Common Core State Standards, to add to the brainwashing already under way in our  public schools, at the hands of the Progressives for the last 60 to 100  years.

9. Government’s relentless abuse of civil asset  forfeiture laws against law abiding Americans.

Look, we could go on and on about how government penalizes,  incarcerates, badgers, harasses, intimidates, indoctrinates and brainwashes  legal American citizens, enforcing millions of laws, little and large.  Now  that’s harsh!  How is it that legal Americans are supposed to feel sorry  and have compassion for those who break our laws? An American can’t break a law  without being punished, sometimes severely.  And God help you if you break  an environmental law.

(SeeRural America in the  Crosshairs”  video)  Why is it illegal aliens can break our laws,  including environmental laws, and get rewarded for it, at the expense of legal  American’s government-enforced generosity?  It not only defies common  sense, it spits in the “eye” of justice and the face of every legal  American.

Compassion is a worthwhile human attribute when applied  rationally.  Irrational compassion however (a product of  Progressives to buy votes), whether it is applied to illegal aliens,  or millions of legal American freeloaders, can and has become a direct threat to  our economy, jobs, financial stability and to our national security.   America is going broke fast folks.  NO! IT IS BROKE!   It can’t afford to add more souls to our sinking lifeboat.  We could add  these folks to the good ship America if it wasn’t for the fact that Progressives  have all but destroyed the one basic element to our freedom, wealth and jobs –  CAPITALISM – by regulating it to death and sucking the money out  of the system to buy votes, such that true capitalism doesn’t work any more.

But once again ladies and gentlemen, we ask, who  is going to stop it?

What this author doesn’t get is why the American people aren’t  furious and ready for battle.  As little as a hundred years ago, angry  citizens formed groups and tarred and feathered errant, corrupt and stupid  politicians and took them out into the forest to walk back home in shame.   If there is no punishment for corrupt politicians who spit in their  constituent’s faces and the law, the crimes will continue and the citizens will  only have themselves to blame.

A representative republic becomes a dictatorship, if the people  won’t hold their representatives accountable to the laws of individual liberty,  either by law, or by force.

In case you hadn’t noticed, the crimes  against the American people by their government are continuing, unabated.   Now that’s really harsh, far harsher than forcing illegal aliens to  self-deport

Additional Reading:

“The Impending Disaster from the Hordes of  Illegal Aliens”

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NOTE:  The  foregoing article represents the opinion of the author and is not necessarily  shared by the owners, representatives, employees, or agents of the  publisher.
Ron Ewart, a nationally known author and  speaker on freedom and property rights issues and author of this weekly column,  “In Defense of Rural America“, is the president of the National  Association of Rural Landowners (NARLO) (http://www.narlo.organ advocate and consultant for urban and rural landowners and a  non-profit corporation headquartered in Washington State.  He can be  reached for comment at:

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