A group calling itself United We Stay has produced its own Bill of Rights for “undocumented Americans.”
On its website it writes:
“Since Congress refuses to act, it’s time we take matters into our own hands. Our Undocumented Americans’ Bill of Rights is a good start. Instead of making impregnable border security the beginning and end of all immigration discussions, let’s find a real roadmap forward.”
Perhaps illegal immigrants who enter the United States should consider the policies towards illegal immigrants from one of the countries they are escaping from: Mexico. Here are some of the laws and current practices in Mexico governing illegal entry into their country:
- An illegal immigrant who sneaks into the country, or fails to file his papers, will face fines, jail, deportation, or a combination of the three.
- An illegal immigrant who forges his documents, or falsifies them by lying when he fills them out, will face fines, jail, deportation, or a combination of the three.
- An illegal immigrant who takes a job faces fines, up to six years in prison, and deportation.
- All immigrants must provide proof of their legal status if the authorities demand it. Failure to do so will result, once more, in fines, jail, deportation, or a combination of the three.
Why does America not have the same policy? And why should Americans even consider such an outrageous demand by non-citizens?
Howard Portnoy is the editor for LibertyUnyielding.com and has written for HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.