To Finish up on this Topic, Analysis of President Obamas Speech on Immigration Reform, here are a few more Direct Quotes that can give us the Desired Direction he has in mind to Solve Some of the Problems included in the Controversy.
"First, we’ll build on our progress at the border with additional resources for our law enforcement personnel so that they can stem the flow of illegal crossings, and speed the return of those who do cross over."
COMMENT- I really don't see how much more can be done through additional resources, if this is just another way of saying 'Spend More Money.' It would seem that a change in Strategy and Tactics is the real key. Proper Deployment of Existing Assets would be much more Beneficial.
"Second, I’ll make it easier and faster for high-skilled immigrants, graduates, and entrepreneurs to stay and contribute to our economy, as so many business leaders have proposed."
COMMENT- In other words, it is Foolish to Treat every Single Illegal Immigrant the same way, when there are those who can make Real and Substantial Contributions to this Country. Pure Common Sense, and an Excellent Point, that is very hard to Refute.
"Third, we’ll take steps to deal responsibly with the millions of undocumented immigrants who already live in our country..."
"...focusing enforcement resources on actual threats to our security. Felons, not families. Criminals, not children. Gang members, not a mom who’s working hard to provide for her kids. We’ll prioritize, just like law enforcement does every day."
COMMENT- This is Basically, as I suggested above, using existing Tools already in place more effectively. Again, not treating every Violation the same way.
FINALLY, THERE IS THIS...
"If you’ve been in America for more than five years; if you have children who are American citizens or legal residents; if you register, pass a criminal background check, and you’re willing to pay your fair share of taxes -- you’ll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily without fear of deportation. You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law. That’s what this deal is."
COMMENT- This is the Bottom Line, at least until Opponents try to Destroy what it is trying to Accomplish. Here are The Important Elements:
- Keeping Families Together is a Priority, if done under the Right Conditions.
- This includes registering with the Government, to become A TEMPORARY RESIDENT, NOT A CITIZEN.
- Criminals are TREATED DIFFERENTLY.
- Registering will mean one more thing; That Place of Employment will become known, and any Income will become Taxable. This is no Small Consideration.
If you Disagree with any, or all, of the Presidents Proposals, you should at least understand why. We are Mostly a Nation of Immigrants...
...AND WE OWE IT TO THE MEMORIES OF OUR ANCESTORS, TO GIVE OTHERS THE SAME CHANCE THEY HAD.