Warm Southern Breeze

"… there is no such thing as nothing."

Illegal immigration: How to resolve it

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It would be proper for me to acknowledge with you, the reader, that “draconian immigration laws have caused great consternation among residents of Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and indeed, nationally.

As a matter of habit – long before laws were passed in either Arizona or Alabama – I carry my U.S. Passport with me everywhere. It seems to me that some states’ residents & legislators frustrations have come to the point at which they mistakenly believe they have authority to supercede federal law.

I continue to opine that President Obama could quickly resolve America‘s illegal immigration problem.

In fact, any president before him could have done so.

How?

By exercising executive authority he could, with the stroke of a pen, by writing the following words:

“By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America…” and thereby declare every person present on American soil as of a date certain, or between two dates certain, who otherwise would not be disqualified for any other reason, an American citizen, with all the rights, privileges and responsibilities thereunto.

Period.

Think of all the money that would be saved. If persons so affected were arrested on any other issue, it would strictly and exclusively be an issue of local or state purview. No federal dollars would be spent.

That’s too simple to be practicable, however. And that’s precisely why it’d never happen. And, that’s too sad.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

 
%d bloggers like this: