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Is a Bad Reputation what the U.S. needs to Stop Immigration?

It may sound strange, but U.K. ministers are considering a campaign that advertises the negative aspects of the country; that’s right, negative.

Rarely (if ever) do we see a country putting itself down, but U.K. leaders are considering all their options when it comes to discourage immigrants from moving to the U.K.

In an article by British newspaper, The Guardian, the writer jokes that a possible tagline for the campaign could be “Britain: It’s Rubbish.”

While it sounds absolutely crazy to badmouth your own country, the concept isn’t so crazy.

And with all the talk about a new immigration plan in Washington, I wonder if this might be an idea worth borrowing from across the pond.

Yes, we are “the melting pot,” and that is something to be proud of, but the American economy isn’t built to sustain the citizens and immigrants we currently have in place. Should we encourage people to immigrate during a time when we’re struggling to keep our heads above water? Don’t we have a responsibility to take care of our own first?

These are the questions I hope politicians had in mind as they developed their immigration plans.

A team of bipartisan senators, including John McCain, Mark Rubio, Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin, presented their plan to fix the broken immigration system Monday. The plan allows 11 million illegal immigrants an opportunity to become U.S. citizens.

President Obama is also set to speak on immigration in Nevada this week.

With plans from such high-ranking and experienced officials hopefully an agreement can be reached and action can be taken; but compromise isn’t a word familiar to many members of Congress.

This brings us back to the U.K.’s outlandish idea.

How would you feel about the U.S. adopting the U.K.’s plans to negatively advertise the country?

Maybe it’s not the exact idea we need, but their ability to think outside of the box is something U.S. politicians should learn from.


  1. All we need to do is tell the truth. The government has been lost to Communists.

  2. The Shining Beacon On The Hill is rapidly approaching becoming the Dim Light In The Slime Pit.

  3. Any “Plan” that allows those who BROKE the laws getting here should not be allowed to stay. The ONLY exceptions should be 1) They prove they have a verifiable job. 2) They have to have children BORN in this country ( and this item should NOT be public information ). 3) They have to be able to speak, read and write the ENGLISH language within one year. 4) They then, if all the above are verified, must take an Oath of Citizenship.
    NO EXCEPTIONS TO THESE RULES, PERIOD. All others are taken back to Mexico and if caught again over here they automatically go to prison for 5 yrs, 10 yrs, and then Life for the third offense. These prisons should be Farm Prisons where the inmates have to work for their keep. No TV, No Gyms, one day a week off for the Lord and that’s it. No free rides or easy stays. Time to get serious and stop worrying about hurting peoples freaking feelings. They don’t like it then come over the LEGAL way!

    • completely agree with you. immigration needs to be stopped almost completely till your (and ours in australia) internal problems are resolved. no more free rides

  4. “Either we believe in our traditional system of individual liberty or we abandon the American Revolution and confess that an intellectual elite in a far distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.”
    c. 1964
    Ronald Reagan

    I remember when I was growing up hearing about the need to be eternally vigilant regarding protection of our liberty – seems we haven’t been and they have been stolen by thieves in our own houses

  5. Just like Clinton paid no price for his crime (and I no longer feel it necessary to tell the truth in court), when our masters let 11 million people off on a federal charge I will no longer feel compelled to follow federal laws. Thanks Dear Leader!

  6. I haven’t liked this “Union” since about 12 April 1861!

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