Three Steps to Resolve Immigration Issue

By Douglas V. Gibbs  

The solution to the immigration problem is simple, but the leftists have the Republican Party in such a political monkey-style crap throwing contest that the reality of the simplicity of the issue evades them.

The steps are easy:

  1. Enforce existing immigration laws on the books.
  2. Secure the border.
  3. Quit giving illegal aliens free stuff.

The liberal left will start screaming about the children, both coming to America, and the ones brought here outside their own choice.  Yeah, yeah.  When I broke my wrist, I didn’t ask the doctor to tend to the scrapes on my knuckles, first.

Let’s break down my three steps, using the United States Constitution, for those of you that can’t seem to understand how the solution could be that simple, or that legal.

1.  Enforce existing immigration laws on the books.

Article I, Section 9 of the United States Constitution gives Congress the authority to prohibit certain persons from immigrating (migrating) into the United States.  That is the main clause in the Constitution that serves as a basis for our immigration laws (aside from Article I, Section 8 where Congress is given the authority to ensure all naturalization laws are uniform).  Notice that it does not say the Congress can force States to take certain people if they are here illegally.  Sure, once the person goes through the legal process to be a legal resident, Article IV. kicks in, namely “full faith and credit” and where “citizens” of each State “shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.”


When Arizona began enforcing immigration law, do you know what happened?  Illegals stopped pouring into the State.

2.  Secure the border.

Article IV., Section 4 of the United States Constitution tasks the federal government with securing the border by enumerating that the “United States shall. . . protect each of them [States] against Invasion.”  The obvious takeaway from that is that it is the federal government’s duty to secure the national border in order to protect the States from invasion.  Very straight-forward.  Most advanced nations in the world have stricter immigration laws, and border security, than we do.  The southern border of Mexico is

strictly enforced, strictly patrolled, and the penalty for being caught illegally entering into Mexico using that southern border is quite severe.

We must be reminded, regarding both enforcing immigration laws, and securing the border, in Article II, the President is also tasked with ensuring that “he take care that the Laws be faithfully executed.”  Therefore, refusing to execute the immigration laws that are on the books, as they are written, is an unconstitutional (illegal) action by the President of the United States.  In the days of the framers, that kind of maladministration would be an impeachable offense.

3.  Quit giving illegal aliens free stuff

Dry up the giveaways, and the drain on the taxpayers, and the flow of illegals, becomes a trickle.  Sure, there are better opportunities here in America, and those that wish to pursue those opportunities are welcome to come to the United States to pursue those things.  Free stuff is not only not the American Dream, but I must ask, “Where in the Constitution does the federal government have the authority to impose its agenda on localities, including with welfare style programs?  There is no authority in the Constitution for the federal government to be giving gifts from the national treasury, especially to non-taxpaying illegal aliens who broke the law to be in this country in the first place.  As for those of you who want to use the General Welfare Clause for your argument – wrong answer.  That is a misrepresentation of the original intent of that clause.  In reality, allowing illegals to come into the United States and disrupt our nation as this issue has is a disruption to the general welfare of the republic, so in truth, illegal immigration violates the General Welfare Clause.

The law-breakers that are crossing the border illegally are attracted to the free stuff.  They are not the people that are the best these countries to our south have to offer.  The border-jumpers are the failures, the criminals, and the people who can’t make it in society wherever they came from, so they are coming here for the free stuff.  In other words, we are pulling in the rejects that have been dragging down other societies, and those countries are glad to off-load them on us.

Remember, also, that the immigration laws in place are there for a reason.  They are not there to be cruel, or racist, but to protect the receiving population.  All people who support legal immigration and desire the flow of illegals to stop are asking is that these people are screened, and those that are carrying infectious disease, have criminal records, or are linked to gangs or terror groups, be denied entry.  That’s all.  Folks that stand against amnesty and illegal aliens being given red carpet treatment don’t hate illegals, and we aren’t angry at them.  We are angry at the federal government, because by refusing to screen these people by using the immigration processes that already exist on the books, the federal government is placing our children, our communities, and our own health, at risk.  The liberal left always scream, “What about the children?”  I am simply asking, “What about our children?”

Enterovirus D68 has been ripping through our children’s health in 46 States, emerging after all of these illegal alien kids were welcomed into our country without a screening, no questions asked, and integrated into our school systems.  Is not the health of American children a concern?

Legal immigration equals screenings, which equals protecting the receiving population.  I think that is not a lot to ask.  The solution is simple.

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