Thursday, June 28, 2012
Let me say this I'm all for Immigration Reform. I think both political parties can legally say that. But how does one go about it?
I. One needs to patrol and close the borders. You don't put a bandage where there is a severed wound.
II. Deal with the laws of immigration and simplify them. (Confusion over the laws and State Rights and Federal Territory haven't been verified - thus lead to the ruling earlier this week and last week's President Obama's "Nice policy")In alot of ways those that have come legally are being downplayed to those that are here undocumented and illegally.
III. With simplification - have each state have their own ICE office and paperwork. No more complex forms, laws, out of state offices, changes of INS to ICE, and the rules, or no word from the agency. There maybe laws but ultimately the federal government has made this a complex and complicated issue where there is none. Make the process simple and easy. You would think with our computer technology, being able to put men on the moon etc ... this would be one issue to solve ....
IV. Let people tell their stories. I came here legally. I got a visa, I changed my status and currently have to go through the process again after consulting a immigration lawyer ... and yet (I won't say how many times I've dealt with INS/ICE and many politicial paperwork .... it can be frustrating)
V. Immigration Reform can be done with some Common Sense. It is not a FREE for all, nor for racial profiling. Unfortunately it has become such a Hot Button and political topic ... it has hurt some of us who have/ or are in the process of obeying the laws.