The U.S. Fiscal Dilemma with Immigration

                  The U.S. Fiscal Dilemma

                     with Immigration

by Luis A. Miguel

 

The lives of men and women representing a myriad of backgrounds, occupations, and aspirations converge in Tijuana. The city’s diversity has imbued it with a cosmopolitan character and cultural-political centricity. Yet the human migration through the world’s second busiest border crossing also contributes to Tijuana’s condition and renown as dangerous and crime-ridden.

 

The violence and delinquency typical of any large city are aggravated by a steady influx of deported felons from across the border. As of February 2012, a local California Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office reported an average of 1,425 removals to Tijuana per week, with 60 percent of them criminal deportations. Daniel de la Rosa, Baja California’s public safety secretary, indicated that migrants are responsible for 10 percent of crime throughout the state.

 

Many of those who turn to felonious behavior are prompted by the difficulty of adjustment to their new environment given their general lack of resources and professional work skills. The Mexican government has taken certain steps to assist deported citizens in their social and vocational reorientation, including subsidizing bus rides to return them to their home towns. However, a large number of deportees are individuals with a criminal history in the US. They are disposed to illicit conduct, and on entering Mexico readily return themselves to the homicide, theft, drug trafficking, and sexual violence to which they devoted themselves north of the border.

 

The problem lies in the inadequate distinction between criminal and noncriminal aliens in the act of repatriation and in a lack of shared deportee profile information between the US and Mexico. Current US immigration policy establishes separate procedures for aliens who have committed aggressive felonies and places them under greater penalties as far as their eligibility for future legal status. But it does not provide for greater monitoring or punitive measures for these individuals once they have made it into Mexico. They are placed onto the streets of Tijuana and other border towns like any other migrant, and the authorities are left ignorant as to their criminal record and the potential threat they pose to the community.

 

Mexican authorities recognize the adverse effect this present process has on their cities’ safety and integrity. They have asked for more advanced notice—at least three days’ worth—before deportation of individuals with criminal records. They have also requested more complete personal information on these removed aliens. When many illegal immigrants fabricate identities it is not enough to merely submit names. Public safety administrators need detailed biometric information–pictures, fingerprints, eye color, height, and weight.

 

State and federal entities in Mexico are entitled in making these requests. It is natural for any country to demand correct and complete information regarding the people it admits into its borders. This expectation derives from the concern for the social health and public safety of one’s country. It is the principle that drives the United States’ own immigration policy. The US should assume a role of responsibility and leadership by respecting Mexican authorities’ requests and devising a fair, ethical policy of shared information.

 

In this case, opposition to such policy would only arise out of fiscal considerations. Record-sharing and information flow require financing. The funds could come from eliminating unnecessary spending in other areas of alien removal processes.  By expanding expedited removal proceedings—as opposed lengthy and more expensive judicial proceedings—for noncriminal cases, and by establishing it as mandatory for those cases in which the alien in question has been convicted of an aggressive felony, money now extraneously diverted can be applied to improving cooperation and bilateral initiative between the United States and Mexico. The quality of our cities on both sides of the border will increase and this key relationship between nations will be strengthened.

 

Luis Antonio Miguel was born in Los Angeles, California. He spent his youth between the San Fernando Valley, North Georgia, and South Florida. He lived for two years in Baja California, Mexico while he served a mission for the Church of of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He currently works as a freelance writer, producing web content for businesses and scribbling on topics relating to politics, philosophy, and society.


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One Response to The U.S. Fiscal Dilemma with Immigration

  1. LEGAL, NOT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION BENEFITS THE UNITED STATES, IN SMALL QUOTAS?

    Politicians, who usually read the Liberal propaganda and rhetoric in the mainstream press and rural newspapers, would do better to absorb the public reader’s commentary and blogs. This would certainly have some impact on their voting, unless they have already been corrupted by the special interests that are in their faces in the Washington chambers of power. They would immediately know that ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION is a dirty word and the majority of the American people are frustrated that legislators are putty in the hands of big business and all the other pro-illegal alien open border imbeciles. President Obama has stealthily divided the country and it’s worked with great effect. A silent invasion has been taking place for decades and the rot in Congress has been negatively impressive. With 24 million of the U.S. population out-of-work, the morons have a deaf ear to legislators as Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, who has done everything in his power to slow any bills from being read. Standing alone are two bills that could halt the encouragement of illegal aliens into this country. Both bills are extremely powerful in their effect to reduce illegal aliens in the workplace? Exhibit (1) is the LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT (H.R.2885) that uses mandatory E-Verify to identify foreign nationals, replacing them with citizens and legal entries. This updated technological computer program is able to red-flag workers who have no right to any jobs. Audits of businesses after the installation of mandatory E-Verify would be prosecuted and the principle owners and executives would prosecute, fined and even confined.

    Exhibit (2) THE BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP BILL (H.R. 140) would forever end the citizenship of unborn babies smuggled into America, to collect on public assistance benefits; a free education to k-12, free health care, low income housing. Wholly for the descendants of slaves after the Civil War to inherit citizenship, it has been manipulated to any baby delivered in any hospital once across our insecure border, or women who arrives here by international jet. Once here under this cleverly engineered law the woman gets free natal care, plus cash payments for every child she conceives. This law must only be reserved for pregnant mothers who at least parent is already a citizen of the United States, claiming citizenship for their child. We should understand that illegal aliens use this defect in our laws, to remain in this country. So the more children, the more entitlements, that is costing the U.S. taxpayer well over hundred billion dollars annually, and unlikely to grind to a halt unless H.R. 140 finds passage in the House and Senate. Another ominous situation that is the outcome of the baby automatic citizenship 14th amendment declaration, is that proliferates CHAIN MIGRATION FOOTHOLDS of family members and eventually such unconventional Presidential privileges as the Dream Act controversy. Further to this the Internal Revenue Service has remained silent and seems uninterested in the 7 Billion dollar in child tax credits literary stolen through fraud by non-citizens and even the effrontery to send tax refunds outside the country to the quasi children?

    THESE TWO LAWS SHOULD BE PASSED BEFORE ANY RECKLESS OF MOVEMENT ON COMPREHENSIVE REFORM.

    After the requirement of The Legal Workforce bill and the Birthright citizenship bill, then the majority of spineless lawmakers can then approve a well regulated Guest Worker program for agriculture, with the caveat that when a contract expires the worker must leave the country. As an addition a more furtive effort to recruit professional workers under the (STEM) policy of highly attained skills. But outside of these jobs no more kowtowing to the 20 million plus illegal aliens who must leave or be deported. Our nation is broke and the honest, inspected and immigrants and citizens must have the priority of all wilting welfare assistance.

    AMERICANS SHOULD DEMAND A FLAT TAX FROM EVERY AMERICAN, WITH NO EXCEPTIONS OR SPECIAL DEDUCTIONS AS FAVORS TO BUSINESSES OR FRIENDS OF POLITICIANS. A FAIR AND EQUITABLE FLAT TAX FOR ALL? IT’S YOUR MONEY THEY ARE SPENDING NOT THEIRS?

    America’s President” is tightening his deadly grip on America’s throat and a catastrophic coup is coming. Obama has yet to be sworn in and already he is preparing his minions for gun grabbing, more tax and spend, enacting immigration laws and bypassing Congress. Now that Obama has been reelected he is emboldened to act beyond the constraints of the U.S. Constitution, converting our free-enterprise republic into a Soviet Socialist State of government control.

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