Thursday, September 20, 2012

Illegal Immigrant Status

Yesterday Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney was questioned on the Latino channel about his position on deportation of Illegal Aliens. His response should have been.  The oath of office requires the enforcement of laws. I am sorry that approximately 12 million people have chosen to violate the laws of the United States and as a consequence create lives for themselves based on that illegal act. It is unfortunate that some of their actions end up harming the rights and liberties of legal citizens of the US who are dependent upon their elected leaders to act according to law and not according to their personal feelings.

I am sorry that the actions of those persons here illegally have created a situation which expects the current laws be broken or disregarded to accommodate them and their children.  I am sorry that past presidents and congresses have not upheld their oath of office and allowed this situation to grow to the point of a national and personal tragedy on both sides of the issue.

It will be my responsibility as President of the United States to defend and protect the constitution and enforce the laws of the land. Because of the miss-action, in-action, and illegal actions of the past administrations my responsibilities will be made more complicated, difficult, and heart wrenching.

Correcting this untenable situation on the behalf of the legal citizens of the United States will be my sworn duty and obligation. I believe that safegarding the rights of the legal citizens of the United
states is my role as president. I do not believe that it is responsibility to disregard or abandon the laws of this country to accommodate the plight of illegal immigrants.  Addressing the circumstances which the original laws did not anticipate because they were written with the expectation of enforcement will now have to be addressed because the desirability of living in America is only possible because of the rule of law.

Addressing the circumstances which have arisen because too many people have entered illegally as a result of past administrations not enforcing the law will be one of my administration's most difficult responsibilities.  My policies will be, while I am in office, to hold accountable agencies responsible for enforcing the laws with the express purpose of stopping the flow of illegal immigrants, to work with congress to develop a workable guest or worker visa program, to work with the immigration agencies and citizen groups to identify and accommodate those persons that can qualify for naturalization or recognize their citizenship, and as a last resort deport those living here in violation of the laws and visa requirements.

Am I willing to deport 12 million people from America.  I don't think I will have to. People are willing to abide by laws that are enforced. I intend to enforce the laws and work to fix the broken systems so that the legal citizens of this country are protected and those who want to immigrate are fairly treated.

The notion that there should be no borders doesn't work when everyone shows up at the same place and expects the circumstance that attracted them there to remain the same.

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