We Must End Illegal Immigration
The Purpose of Immigration Laws
The immigration laws of the United States are intended to define who can come to the United States and for what purposes. It is often difficult to actually lay out the purpose of our laws.
The Center for Immigration Study has 3 points that it lists as the underlining precepts of our most recent immigration law.
Note that our current immigration law was adopted in 1986, and the one before that was 1965. The Center finds its three points consistent in those two laws and general policies enacted by administrations over the last 30 years.
1. Family Reunification – That is permitting immediate and extended family members of naturalized citizens to immigrate to the US
2. Refugees protection
3. Labor force needs
- Dr. George Flinn
Conservative Republican U.S. Senate Candidate
"Ending illegal immigration means Congress must deal with the problem. For too long they keep passing the buck and placing blame. With my plan for how to solve our immigration issues, we protect our borders, protect our citizens, and have a country that welcomes immigrants that contribute to this great nation."
In 1986, Ronald Reagan signed the Simpson-Mazzoli Act which granted amnesty to some 3 million illegal immigrants. The act required employers to verify their employees' immigration status and made it illegal to hire or recruit unauthorized immigrants. The act provided for the legalization of certain seasonal agricultural immigrants. Further, the act provided for undocumented immigrants in the US before January 1, 1982, and had resided here continuously with a fine, back taxes, and admission of guilt. These immigrants also needed to prove they were not guilty of crimes.