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?
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