I don't know about all of that, but most of us here want something DONE - actually DONE, instead of having laws that the government won't enforce. We've been asking them to enforce these laws for decades, and they just don't do it. So, first you have to know WHO and WHAT is the problem if you ever want to do an end run around them. Focusing on rounding up illegals and deporting them just isn't happening. WHO do we need to focus on? It's not the illegals themselves. It's businesses who are the reason they're even here (cha-ching, cha-ching) and government accomodating business. We need to force some kind of compromise (whatever it takes) to get government to crack down on business. We probably have to vote out of office a lot of corrupt representatives. That means we have to cross party lines and support and contribute to decent Third Party candidates.If everyone is so smart on here, what should we do then? You say its not right to ask a simple question like "can I see your ID?" But would it be better to open the gates and invite them over for dinner? Oh wait, they'd be inviting us over because there'd be so many of them. Why can't they just do it legally? Get all your paperwork done like a responsible adult and learn english. Why do I have to feel uncomfortable in my work place because someone, can't speak english? If you live here, be legal and learn the language. Simple as that.
If we can just STOP more from coming and continue moving people out, we can give American workers a shot at self-support and maintain SOME kind of decent standard of living, but if we don't stop more from coming as the economy improves, we're going down the tube in less time than some of us think. Mandatory E-Verify for ALL as the law of the land with brutal fines and punishments can help. Everybody should be calling, writing and demanding that.
We should all be able to agree with that. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like that's the case. Republicans are holding up the legislation. They don't want to be caught voting against it prior to the election. Hummmm. Democrats don't want to vote for it either, because it doesn't mesh with their agenda of amnesty.
It's just regular Americans who want to preserve American jobs for Americans and legal immigrants. Nobody in D.C. can hear us, because we haven't figure out how to use our financial capability to force their hands. We could boycott businesses. We could vote them out. We could come up with a better plan and push hard for a different kind of IR plan than is being considered. Newt had some good ideas, and he had some bad ideas. They were still better than Obama's ideas if you take away the Red Card part of the formula.