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The Purpose Of Immigration Policy: For The Benefit Of The Country; Not The Immigrant

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The purpose of Immigration Policy: for the benefit of the country; not the immigrant. We have allowed the discussion on immigration to be hijacked.

The main discussion that currently takes place on illegal immigration is morally – do we have the authority to  “root up families, drag them from their homes, and kick them out?” Illegal Immigration is not a moral discussion. It is one of national security. If Republican and Conservatives continue to hedge their bets in the moral realm, this debate will continue to be ugly at best. Instead, we need only look to history and past voices to demonstrate the seriousness of this issue. We cannot allow the Democrat party, of all entities, to claim the moral high ground.

The Purpose Of Immigration Policy

I am always impressed with the magnitude of theory and thought of our predecessors. They do not receive enough credit in our education system. The founding principles of this country still ring true today. Today let us explore the wisdom of some of our greatest thinkers.

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Born in other countries, yet believing you could be happy in this, our laws acknowledge, as they should do, your right to join us in society, conforming, as I doubt not you will do, to our established rules. That these rules shall be as equal as prudential considerations will admit, will certainly be the aim of our legislatures, general and particular. – Thomas Jefferson letter to Hugh White, May 2nd, 1801

The rule of law.

If we continue to make exceptions for illegal immigrants regardless of circumstance we will be doomed. We cannot admit every single individual who simply views America as a better opportunity than their homeland. We would admit a lot of individuals were this to be the case. Instead, our rule of law must be embraced by all of those who seek to enter. There is a legal process in which we admit individuals into this land. Those who disregard this process straight from the get-go are to be returned to the land in which they hail.

For substantive purposes the deportation of illegal immigrants need not be a violent and a heinous sight. Require employment standards. Promote photo ID laws. Permit our law enforcement officers to check the immigration status of those in suspicion as deemed appropriate or necessary by the officer. Common sense practices like this would ensure an environment that would be unsustainable for an illegal immigrant to survive. They would essentially deport themselves back to their homeland and attempt later to enter legally.

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“The policy or advantage of [immigration] taking place in a body (I mean the settling of them in a body) may be much questioned; for, by so doing, they retain the language, habits, and principles (good or bad) which they bring with them. Whereas by an intermixture with our people, they, or their descendants, get assimilated to our customs, measures, and laws: in a word, soon become one people.” – George Washington letter to Vice-President John Adams – November 15, 1794

Assimilation is a big sticking point.

Our society is supposed to be a melting pot, not a kale, spinach, avocado, tomato, bacon tossed salad where there are entirely different ingredients separate from one another. Liberals and progressives fail to grasp the culture aspect of immigration. They mistake assimilation as bigotry and racism. “We the People” do not necessarily care if immigrants want to speak Spanish or Chinese at home, but don’t make the rest of society have to conform to it on the phone while we are waiting to speak to customer support. We cannot survive a mixture of cultures that do not dissolve into one. If the over-tolerance continues, we cease to become one nation. We would be nothing more than pockets of cultures simply living in one area.

We should commit to a complete respite of immigration while our current situation of non-assimilation resolves itself. This is not mean. This is not cruel. It is both necessary and just.

Strangers are welcome because there is room enough for them all, and therefore the old Inhabitants are not jealous of them; the Laws protect them sufficiently so that they have no need of the Patronage of great Men; and every one will enjoy securely the Profits of his Industry. But if he does not bring a Fortune with him, he must work and be industrious to live. – Benjamin Franklin February, 1784

Benjamin Franklin accurately speaks about how the immigrant is to fit into the American culture and society. He or she above all things must provide for themselves. If immigrants illegal or otherwise, rely on the government and other’s tax money to survive, they will not contribute to this country. They will actually take away from it. The citizenry would be worse off if this becomes the norm. I argue that is what is currently happening. Some bullet points from the 2015 report from the Center of Immigration Studies:

  • An estimated 49 percent of households headed by legal immigrants used one or more welfare programs in 2012. This is compared to 30 percent of households headed by natives.
  • Households headed by legal immigrants have higher use rates than native households overall and for cash programs (14 percent vs. 10 percent), food programs (36 percent vs. 22 percent), and Medicaid (39 percent vs. 23 percent). Use of housing programs is similar.
  • The overwhelming majority of illegal immigrants have modest levels of education; therefore, the high use of welfare associated with less-educated legal immigrants indicates that legalization would likely increase welfare costs, particularly for cash and housing programs.

These points demonstrate that our immigration issue is not merely restricted to illegal immigrants.

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If we remain steadfast and focus on the theories and principles discussed in this article, we gain the advantage in the immigration debate. If we allow the opposition to control discussion and deflect the conversation to issues such as morality, breaking apart families, the savior schema, etc. it will be an unnecessarily hard uphill battle.

We have a duty to one another, the existing citizenry, to create an environment that is beneficial and safe for all of us. We cannot sacrifice the rights of the current population for those who break the law as their first act upon setting foot in this country.

Up Next: Further Insight Into The Convention Of States | A Continued Discussion

Did you agree or disagree with this post on Immigration Policy? Let us know in the comment section below.

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  • Luther says:

    Diversity is the foundation of this country. But in the world of today, assimilation should be the priority.

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  • MARLENE JONES says:

    ALL MY GRANDPARENTS WERE IMMIGRANTS IN THE EARLY 1900s, THEY CAME HERE LEGALLY AND TWO HAD GREAT SKILLS SO THEY RAISED LARGE FAMILIES AND CONTRIBUTED TO THEIR COMMUNITIES. THAT IS WHAT IMMIGRATION SHOULD BE ABOUT.

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  • Louis j cammiso says:

    Illegal imagrants do not contribute to our country, most live off our system.

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  • Richard Reichert says:

    Point made, if you want to come to this country you should become a asset to the community and be self supporting,a skill or educated, not to become a welfare case.

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  • Charles Burrell says:

    There are a lot of reason's

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  • John Kight says:

    We need to get this Country back under the rule of law . Immigrants are welcome if in compliance with immigration rules and are vetted . This is not an open border Country .

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  • Dave Spencer says:

    I Agree President Trump did the right thing but, his timing was off. Over all this is to protect the American people. We need to see who we're letting in our country, friend or foe. Most of the countries named in the ban have people that want to harm US.

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  • BILL BARTRAM says:

    WE HAVE TOO MANY ON WELFAREAND TOO MANY THAT WANT US TO LEARN ANOTHER LANGUAGE JUST TO LIVE IN CERTAIN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY

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  • Jon Exner says:

    This is what happens when political correctness infects a discussion. The discussion on immigration seems to be centered around national security, that opens the door for denial that immigrants pose a security risk to our nation and our citizens. They will bait you into proving it which is impossible until after the fact.

    The discussion of immigration should center around what is good and necessary for the country but more importantly what is good and necessary for the citizens of the country.

    Do we as a sovereign nation have the right to set our own course, determine for ourselves who and what we are. The real question that has to be debated is are we a sovereign nation or an employment office for the worlds cheapest labor pool.

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  • Gene says:

    The world has seven billion people and many, many would love to come here. But we don't have enough opportunities for that many. Plus too many want to impose shariah law on us and not follow our laws. No males of military age should be allowed as they should be fighting for their countries, not running and hiding here while our Marines and soldiers fight for them!

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  • Bill Honeyman says:

    Immigration is vital to the growth and strength of this great country. All immigration policies MUST have this as the basis for government rules about immigration. Any immigration policies that hurt or weaken the country are bad and should not be implemented. Any people wishing to be part of this country and benefit from our rights and freedoms must understand this. If you don't like the way we do things here, don't try to come here and change it. Stay where you are and try to change things there. We like what we have!

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    • Jon Exner says:

      I would quantify your position about immigration being vital to the country in that no American citizen should be harmed by the influx of immigration. Our citizens come first. we are not an employment office for the worlds cheapest labor pool but we are a sovereign nation whose job is to protect our citizens.

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  • Keith Owens says:

    I agree 100% with Donald Trump on this issue. America first. Obama opened our borders so that anybody that wanted to could just walk in. Our country is in danger and we need to limit who can come into our country. We need to seal our borders just like a lot of other countries in the world have done. Why is it that everyone else can seal their borders but when the US does it, it is terrible. Get over it. It is time the US got tough.

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  • ronnie wise says:

    we are a free nation with laws to obide to and a constitution & a declaration of independence all to be follow and obeyed.we welcome immigrants who approach our borders in a right and trustworthy means.no nation can survive continual crashing of their borders and expect to maintain a civilized democracy,only chaos will prevail then failure will erupt and destroy any nation.law and order has to be recognized and followed out for any nation to survive.America is on the direct threshold of a plunging death.only with God in control will America survive.

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  • Bob says:

    Constitutionally we are not responsible for the safety and comfort of the whole world. It is no our job to engage in other countries' disputes and wars. Our president's first obligation is to protect and defend the United States. With a strong defense in place for our country we can be the safe haven for others around the world after they finish blowing up each other, but at our discretion as to whom we allow into our country. Israel is the only country we have the moral and Biblical obligation to defend.

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  • Kurt says:

    I'm myself an Scandinavian emigrant, but I' went thru the emigration the legal way, that's why the law is on the books, I' did not swim across the Rio Grande. You want to come to the US. fallow the law, otherwise expect deportation, illegals has no rights, none!

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  • Susan Rogers says:

    This country can NOT continue to accept immigrants that contribute nothing to very little to society. There was a time only a few were allowed the privilege to migrate here. These were the people who contributed to make our nation great. Third world nations come to destroy and take. As for Muslims they are an invasion force. We need to go back to the days of Ellis Island and migrants need a sponsor, someone who is responsible for them till they become self sufficient. English needs to be spoken,no interpreters.

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  • Walter says:

    They bring crime and cost to our tax payers, I have not heard of a benefit to our country that comes with them.

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  • steve pool says:

    I don't care who comes here, I just don't want to have to pay for them.

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  • Janice Dougherty says:

    We already donate massive amounts of aid both privately and through government programs. People are more productive in their native environment. Too many here are permanent welfare recipients, and are only brought in to keep politicians in power.

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  • Dennis says:

    We have laws on the books follow them, not Obama drama

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  • thomas baker says:

    my thoughts are lower crime nation wide free up jobs to help the economy

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  • Robert H Hodges III says:

    Well, I believe, that every man , woman and child must pull his own weight, not ask for handouts , govt assistance , etc. Instead with this past , so called , president , it became the norm with his Olen ski approach to governing and the Marxist ideologies they perpetrate against the citizens , actually treating them worse than the illegals coming here now!
    They are trying to give up US sovereignty!

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  • michael hunter says:

    we should welcome bright and productive immigrants that can contribute to our system, those who do not rely on welfare or support. country first. we cannot solve all the problems of other countries.

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  • Steve Cantrell says:

    We must turn this around if we are to remain a sovereign country. every one that comes to this country should assimilate or return to their former country. Not stay here and try to change our country.

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  • LINDA LINDNER says:

    The safety of our country is what should be the very most important thing AT ALL TIMES.

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  • Alan Connors says:

    There was no easy way for Trump to say this but America needs to look out for itself first
    The left screaming about it is nothing but partisan showmanship

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  • Charles says:

    It is wise to bring in people that have skills that are in demand. We have recently seen the government allow those who want to trump our culture with theirs, poor choice.

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  • ELWOOD JACOBS says:

    OUR LAWS IS WHAT HAS KEPT THIS COUNTRY STRONG. NOW PEOPLE WHO BREAK THEM ARE BETTER THEN THE TAX PAYERS WHO SUPPORT THEM.

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  • Martha says:

    We want our country to be a safe place to live our daily lives. We therefore must use the proper and safe checking out each individual who wants to come into our country
    America. We need to keep our country safe for every one

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  • Arthur Stock says:

    The purpose of immigration is to strengthen our country with the best and the brightest people when it is necessary to fill jobs that our current workforce cannot fill on a temporary basis.

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  • Howleyesque says:

    The advent of air travel made the great institution that WAS Ellis Island obsolete.. a new way of SORTING THROUGH potential LEGAL immigrants must be found and ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS KEPT OUT... simple as that! And the leftist trash, the MOSLEMS and the globalists can All shove it sideways!

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  • Dean says:

    If someone wants to come to this country they need to have a useful skill and a working knowledge of english.

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  • rosa c. says:

    Please we need to educate others who are in ignorance about the muslims invasion, just underline what happened to Lebanon and this is what's coming to us in a near future. People need to know better muslims horrible invasions in the past 1400 years and their stratégies, we don't want Western World to become like Lebanon...Read, educate and share, we need to stick together now to protect our culture, values, land and religion...there is a whole machine working 24\7 against US, we need to stick together and fight this...

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  • shirley scholz says:

    we are a soverneign nation--one nation under GOD, a republic--it is a privilege to get to come here under our l rules, NOT A RIGHT!

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  • Paul Uhland says:

    Because if we don't preserve our system and examine those wishing US entry, we will be invaded by IS terrorists in our undeclared war against them, thanks to our past monster "president".

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  • Dale Peralez says:

    How many of the student can you get out of collage to work in the fields to bring in the crops. There are alot of jobs that immigrants work, because the so called great American people will not work. Yes alot of them may be here illegally but they're not the problem. It's the complaints from those that don't want to work.

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  • Luke Coburn says:

    Immigrants in the past have allowed in this country based on their ability to contribute to the good of this nation, their willingness & desire to become assimilated as a part of the culture - values, beliefs, customs, etc. How that got twisted into it becoming an obligation to admit almost anyone regardless of circumstances can be attributed to the radical Left's plot to build a voting base that would ensure their control of the reins of power in the state govt's and federal govt. In particular, the Muslim immigrants are in large part isolating themselves and establishing enclaves in whatever states they can with the intent to become strong enough to undermine our way of life (civilization jihad).

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    • Kevin says:

      This Country is a Mystery and was kept tho The Indigenous Indiasn an others did not originate from America an Archaeological fact .This Country was bound for Judaeo Christianity period. There are many Arabic nationality who are of The tents of Ishmael an are Christian in America.ask them how Vile the Religion of an Ideology from hell is. Muhammad came to destroy The world as the Angel of God said to Hagar.as told to her as Ishmael willbe like Abram,father to many Kings and Nations. But Like Cain and Cain Muhammad Able Ishmael.

      Muhammad came to destroy Christianity and Dominate tthe World>sadly Jesus will wipe them off the face of the earth from Turkey to The Palestine Territory from Satan's Take over of the Throne of David ! The Terror \has begun as Germany the Home of The Gutenberg Pres (The Bible )Martin Luther Protest and religion of The Truth the home of The renaissance Movement now invaded because left wing Faggots,are afraid to kill The Enemy !

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  • Melissa says:

    I believe we already have laws and as a sovereign nation they should be respected. For the sake of our future and the future of our children we have an obligation to them and ourselves and any person or nation we wish to help to keep America strong through our laws and by respecting them and demanding respect of them. I was a two time Obama voter. I would have NEVER voted for policies that would keep America less safe make America more unsafe. His presidency failed the middle East causing more unrest and his state department was a huge part of that. Hillary Clinton was careless and lax with our national security and her and the president made a mess of the middle East and I did not trust her or him to remain in power any further. Hillary failed America, Syria and the world. Obama did as well. They are completely out of touch with Americans. Until the war on terror is a thing of the past or until ISIS is defeted we need stronger immigration reform and proper vetting of anyone conning in to our home. I did not feel safe under Obama and definitely would not have felt safe under a lying Secretary of state who ruined the middle east, lied to America and put us at risk with her casual and irresponsible handeling of our national security !!!!!!!

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  • RW says:

    It's because the country and citizens of the country, the Constitution of that country, shall always come first and foremost.

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  • Roberto Mazzarella says:

    Immigrants come into a new country to benefit and fulfill a need in that new country. They are not allowed to become charity cases and be a burden on all the people already thee who are paying taxes. Immigration is totally different from INVASION. The Muslim Brotherhood wrote up their intention clearly. It is to invade and take over. to slaughter the existing citizens and take over their property and money. They are rapists. They do not come to contribute. They come to rape and plunder. Look at the disasters taking place in Europe and wake up.
    The Islamics coming into our country are not here to contribute anything. They are a TROJAN HORSE. You don't welcome a thief, a rapist, or a murderer into your house. And you certainly do not welcome them into your country and pay them to rape, your daughters and sisters, and mothers and little boys.
    Stop listening to main stream media they are brainwashing you with guilt if you don't take in these hoodlums.

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  • Danny says:

    Immigrants need to come in the correct way and adopt our way of life NOT force yours upon us! Learn our language, obey our laws!
    Be an asset not a liability to the USA

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  • John Mazzone says:

    Immigrants have to have a loyalty to the country they are moving in. Most arabs and other nationalities refuse to swear allegiance to our country and therefore should not be admitted.

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  • Gary Von Neida says:

    America was founded by people that came here with inventive ideas, a love for freedom and the will to do the work necessary to acheive Their goals ---- America became great by having people from around the World come and make the Country better.
    Coming to America for a "free lunch" has increased in the past Fifty Years and has hurt everything from the economy ( We owe ) to the healthcare system ( so many people use the emergency room without paying a dime that a few hours can cost a working American $10,000.00, to cover the operating cost for others) and the school system where a high school education (12th grade) is equal to a 6th grade education of the 1950's. I digress.

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  • Jimmie Young says:

    America has always been made up of Immigrants! The "Process" has left much to be desired, but "Legal" immigrant is the key to solving this problem! We have millions of "illegal" thanks to our current open borders policys! We cannot afford to support illegals before we support our natural born citizens! If temporary deportation is necessary, there should be supporting re-entry plans available for qualified and properly vetted immigrants to return and become Naturalized Citizens!!

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