Immigration

Immigration

Enforce the immigration laws, while providing relief for innocent children. I am against amnesty. We did it once, and a second group followed. The same will happen if it is done again. And, it’s unfair to those who followed the system. Except as to numbers, I believe the immigration laws are reasonable. Traditionally, our immigration laws have permitted more immigration than the immigration permitted by any other country. With an exception for persons who were brought to the U.S. as children and are now adults (for which the laws should be changed to permit potential access to citizenship), the law should be enforced. Economically, there are pros and cons to illegal immigration. Consider the laws of supply and demand with respect to unskilled labor, and the entitlements, education and health care costs. The bottom line is the word “illegal.” (Note: I think the vast majority of Hispanics are good, hard-working people.) While I believe the immigration laws generally are reasonable, the number of people permitted to enter should annually grow with world population growth. Such has not happened. Rather, the numbers of people permitted to enter have been frozen for decades. The 140,000 annual limit on business green cards should be increased to 200,000 and grow thereafter with world population growth. Also, a reasonable but significant number of foreign students who excel at U.S. universities and wish to live in the U.S. (at least 75,000 annually) should be granted a means of staying with a potential path to citizenship. The numbers permitted to enter annually through the”Green Care Lottery” should be doubled (to 110,000). Finally, immigration law changes should take place in conjunction with entitlements and tax reform. The family “chain” rules need to be cut back. Article – How the United States Immigration System Works (PDF)