If I were President: Immigration Reform

Posted: May 2, 2010 in Political Commentary, The Blog!

“If I were the President of the United States of America”. I think anyone who has ever had an issue with their country, state, city, town etc. has had the thought of being in charge. I’ve thought about that a lot lately especially with the recent major issues that have come up, Health Care, Financial Reform, Climate etc. However, the big issue everyone is talking about now is Immigration. With the prejudice immigration law that was signed into office by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, and now with similar legislations possibly being passed in Texas and Oklahoma I had a few reasonable ideas to through out their, so now with out further or do.

If I were the President of the United States: Immigration Reform

1. Hold a meeting with top officials in Mexico making sure we are on the same page so that when action does take place their will be no ill will between both neighboring countries.

2. With the plan removal of troops from Iraq this summer, I would take a portion of them and have them placed from East to West covering the entire border.

3. Create a 2 Year temporary Visa. With this visa all new immigrants who wish to enter the country legally will be granted the Visa providing a criminal background check. If they pass the criminal check they will than be given a 2 year window to complete the following

A- Secure a legal job, and hold a good record with that job.
B- Find housing and be stable with a solid record of paying bills on time.
C- Learn the English language to a passable extent. English is the hardest language to learn so it is not feasible to believe that someone will be able to speak it fluently, but to be able to speak it enough to be understood at the work place is reasonable.
D- Every 3 months report to a case worker, similar to a probation officer, that will check on the above conditions and track the progress that is being made.

4. In stating the above 2 year visa, their will be options that go along with. By the end of the 2 years, if the immigrant has fallen short of 1 or 2 of the listed goals, but has not had any reported crime, a good work record and shows noticeable improvement, the immigrant will get a 1 yea grace period to complete the goals, if by than they do not meet the requirements, they will than have to leave the country.

5. If at any time during the 2 years the immigrant commits any major crime (rolling through a stop sign isn’t major) and is convicted, the Visa will be voided and they will be deported without chance of re entry.

6. Concerning illegal immigrants who are currently in the country, they will be given two options. 1) accept the two year visa plan or 2) be deported safely across the border back to their country.

7. In the case of finding the current illegals. Each county will hold a check point gathering due to the current census forms that are filled out each year. Everyone will be required to attend, not discriminating towards anyone, and will be able to track everyone who is in their respected counties and in turn everyone in the country.

These are just a few ideas that came to mind, are they any good? I think so. Maybe some of those can be used once Federal Immigration Reform is brought to the table, only time will tell and the way things are going, it doesn’t seem like we will have to wait very long.

  1. […] attention. Now I have been vocal about immigratin before and support reform, you can read my views here but I don’t like how it is being handled. It needs to be done on a national level, you […]

  2. Robert Sobel says:

    It is a start.Some ideas are better than none.People who do not attend meetings,and do not fill out census,what about them? Not bad though.Thanks.

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