An Open Letter to Barack Obama & the United States Congress

President Obama, and members of Congress,

During the recent State of the Union Address our president asked that we fix our broken immigration system by passing Comprehensive Immigration reform. I am sick and tired of hearing that our immigration system is broken. The only thing that is broken is your resolve to enforce existing immigration law.

I can understand the Democrats reason for this as a majority of those any amnesty would affect will become voting Democrats. However, I hear rumors that the GOP hopes that by possibly supporting such an effort these new Americans might end up becoming registered Republicans. What you so-called conservatives fail to recognize is that if you do indeed support such an effort that you will lose the support of a large number of your base now, who will in all likelihood vote for Tea Party candidates to replace those who supported any form of amnesty proposed by the President.

In 1986 when Ronald Reagan signed into law the Simpson-Mazzoli Act we were promised three things; the government would make a concerted effort to control our nation’s borders, an effective employer verification program would ensure that only legal workers were being hired, and a ONE-TIME amnesty would be granted for people already in this country illegally.

So, either my government is completely inept and cannot handle the job of safeguarding our borders, or it flat out lied to us and had absolutely no intention of ever trying to halt the flow of illegal aliens into our country. Only you people know the truth, but I have my own suspicions which I will keep to myself for now.

But the fact of the matter is that there isn’t a damn thing wrong with our immigration system, the only problem is that the laws already on the books are not being enforced.

But seeing as how you people end up doing whatever the hell you want to, regardless of what a majority of the people you represent think, I have a few conditions I must ask that you agree to before I even begin to consider supporting your call for another amnesty.
Here they are, and these are all non-negotiable:

First, before one single person in this country illegally is pardoned for their crime each and every person who has gone through the proper channels, filed the proper paperwork, and has yet to be granted a visa must be allowed to come to this country. In 2000 I filed all the proper paperwork to bring my wife’s sister in the Philippines to the U.S. Her petition was approved but she has yet to be granted a visa. Each year I call to check the status of her case and all I am told is that it is pending. If you want me to support any form of amnesty for those who entered this country illegally, this pending nonsense must come to an end and all those who went through proper channels be allowed to enter the U.S.

Secondly, before anyone is granted amnesty, you MUST complete a border fence along our southern border, quadruple the number of Border Patrol Agents, and give them complete authority to shoot on sight anyone entering this country illegally.

You accomplish these two things and you will be well on your way to gaining my support for any so-called Comprehensive Immigration reform, which inevitably will include some form of amnesty. But I’m not done yet.

Once it is proclaimed that an amnesty of sorts is available for all those in this country illegally, a one year grace period will commence. Anyone who does not take advantage of this grace period and apply for citizenship will lose the chance and be deported.

Also, commencing on the day these applicants for citizenship file their paperwork, they will be ineligible for any form of taxpayer funded social programs for a period of ten years. During this time they must find, and stay employed, paying into the system for ten years before they become eligible to receive any tax funded benefits.

Next, each applicant for citizenship MUST learn enough English to become a functionally fluent member of society. There will be no more of our having to pander to their inability, or lack of desire to learn OUR common language, which is English. If they fail to learn enough of OUR language to function in society, they will be sent home to wherever it is they came from.

Furthermore, each of these applicants for citizenship, including family members, must abide by our laws whilst living on our soil. If any of them commits a crime, the entire family will have their citizenship status revoked and be sent back to wherever it is they came from. This includes any gang affiliation by their children, DUI convictions, or even domestic disputes calls. In short, they must be exemplary examples of Americans or else they go home.

Finally, each of these new citizens must completely become an American. The current oath of citizenship begins with, “I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen…”

I am not asking that these people forsake entirely their heritage, but their loyalty MUST be to America first, or we don’t want them here. As former President Woodrow Wilson once stated in an address to newly sworn in citizens, “I certainly would not be the one to even suggest that a man cease to love the home of his birth and the nation of his origin. These things are very sacred and ought not to be put out of our hearts. But it is one thing to love the place where you were born, and it is another to dedicate yourself to the place to which you go. You cannot dedicate yourself to America unless you become in every respect and with every purpose of your will thoroughly Americans. You cannot become thoroughly Americans if you think of yourself in groups. A man who thinks of himself as belonging to a particular national group in America has not yet become an American, and a man who goes among you to trade upon your nationality is not worthy to live under the stars and stripes.”

If these people wish to come to this country that had better do so because they love America, not because it is the land of plentiful benefits. And if they come here they better prove, by each and every action they take, that they love this country. This includes them not joining in groups, or supporting activities which are intended to publicly promote their heritage or national history. The ONLY heritage and history they should be concerned with is ours. If they cannot accept this then they have not ‘renounced’ their allegiance to their homeland, and as Woodrow Wilson said, they are not worthy to live under the stars and stripes.

These are my conditions, and as I said, they are non-negotiable. And believe me, were I to pass this around as a petition you would be surprised at how many more of your constituents are in complete agreement with me.

Please take them into consideration before you ask me to support any form of Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

Thank you for your time and consideration, although as I said, you are going to do whatever you damn well please regardless of what we think.

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5 Responses to An Open Letter to Barack Obama & the United States Congress

  1. Paul says:

    This is excellent! Yes, it needs to be sent out.

  2. Neal says:

    I got a form letter in my e mail today from Senator Feinstein, the text of which says

    “Dear Mr. Ross:

    Thank you for contacting me to share your thoughts and suggestions on reforming U.S. immigration policy. I am grateful for the opportunity to share my views on this important topic.

    The U.S. immigration system is not working for families and communities in California, which is why I support comprehensive immigration reform. I believe reforms should be sensible and fair, meet the needs of families and workers, provide effective enforcement and security at the borders, improve immigrant detentions, and offer a pathway to earned citizenship that requires undocumented immigrants to pay taxes and fines, pass background checks, and learn English.

    On June 27, I voted for comprehensive immigration reform legislation known as the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” (S. 744), which the Senate passed by a vote of 68 to 32.

    This bill provides a practical way for undocumented immigrants to earn citizenship that would be contingent upon securing our borders, addressing the problem of foreign nationals who overstay their visas, and deterring future illegal immigration through the implementation of an effective and mandatory employment verification system. It would also improve our legal immigration system by reducing backlogs in the family and employment visa categories, and by making it more attractive and easier for the world’s best and brightest to work and stay in the United States. Furthermore, this bill seeks to deter future illegal immigration through the implementation of an effective and mandatory employment verification system.

    The bill also addresses a growing problem faced by American companies – including many in California – in filling high-tech jobs in science and technology. For example, the legislation would raise the annual cap of H-1B visas from 65,000 to between 115,000 and 180,000 visas, and it would exempt science, technology, engineering, and mathematics graduates with doctoral degrees from the employment-based visa cap. At the same time, the bill includes safeguards to protect Americans from being displaced by foreign workers and from wage suppression.

    I firmly believe that now is the time to reform our broken immigration system. It is tremendously helpful for me to hear suggestions from constituents about how Congress can act to improve this country’s immigration policy and I will be certain to keep your views in mind. I believe this bipartisan immigration bill represents a major breakthrough, and I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues on this issue as this debate moves to the House of Representatives.

    I appreciate knowing that immigration reform is important to you, and I invite you to continue to share your thoughts and suggestions as this discussion continues. Please do not hesitate to contact my Washington, D.C. staff at (202) 224-3841 should you have any additional comments or questions.

    Sincerely yours,

    Dianne Feinstein
    United States Senator”

    You know, this is why people hate their representatives, they simply don’t respond to what the person says, they simply send out a damn form letter. I’m gonna send ALL of this back to her and say WOULD YOU PLEASE READ THIS?

  3. miva says:

    very well said kuya..i really like your conditions,before they going to make legal to the illegal aliens,they should put to an end to those ppl who file and do paperworks legally

  4. Fred says:

    When I first awakened years ago, I sent many letters (all emails) to my elected officials. Then I realized that they don’t care what we say or want. Then I only sent emails when I got really angry over an issue – I was just venting. Then I realized that contacting our elected officials for any reason whatsoever, is a complete waste of my time – much like voting. So I have quite emailing, and voting

    • Neal says:

      I’m seriously considering sending my next letter to the esteemed Ms Feinstein by registered mail. Make the wicked witch of the west sign for it personally.

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