An open border will take years to fix. We will suffer a trillion-dollars in entitlement costs, and legal, education, food, housing, and transportation assistance to accommodate the 8-10 million who during this administration will cross illegally into the United States.
But the fact is that a nation penetrated every year by some 300,000 illegal aliens and in which some 11 million illegal aliens live permanently is not a nation experiencing ‘immigration.’ It is a nation experiencing invasion and conquest.
IQ test: Crime, drugs, illegals — flooding into the country. Do you shut down: (a) the border, or (b) the federal government? OK, pencils down.
When [liberals boast] that it will be a huge boon to the economy to give amnesty to millions of low-wage workers who won’t pay income taxes but will need a lot of government services, remember: Obamacare was supposed to save money, too.
Remembrance without resolve is useless, and resolve without action is just a recipe for more of the same catastrophes that we have seen.
[T]here is a wide difference between closing the door altogether and throwing it entirely open; between a postponement of fourteen years and an immediate admission to all the rights of citizenship. Some reasonable term ought to be allowed to enable aliens to get rid of foreign and acquire American attachments; to learn the principles and imbibe the spirit of our government; and to admit of at least a probability of their feeling a real interest in our affairs.
If aliens might be admitted indiscriminately to enjoy all the rights of citizens at the will of a single state, the Union might itself be endangered by an influx of foreigners, hostile to its institutions, ignorant of its powers, and incapable of a due estimate of its privileges.
To admit foreigners indiscriminately to the rights of citizens the moment they put foot in our country would be nothing less than to admit the Grecian horse into the citadel of our liberty and sovereignty.
In the recommendation to admit indiscriminately foreign emigrants of every description to the privileges of American citizens on their first entrance into our country, there is an attempt to break down every pale which has been erected for the preservation of a national spirit and a national character; and to let in the most powerful means of perverting and corrupting both the one and the other.
What can be more reasonable than that when crowds of them [immigrants] come here, they should be forced to renounce everything contrary to the spirit of the Constitution[?]