…more than the U.S. needs the world. And it’s about time we started acting that way:
Approximately 30 countries are refusing to accept the deportations of illegal immigrants who have committed serious crimes in the U.S., according to Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar.
While these countries are refusing to accept the deportations of these criminals, the U.S. government is still issuing visas and student visas to citizens of those countries, according to the Texan congressman. There is already a law on the books which allows the U.S. to hold visas from a country that is not taking back its criminals, but according to Cuellar, the U.S. is not enforcing it.
“We’re not enforcing it, which is amazing. So now my intent is to go back to our committee on appropriations and affect their funding until they do that,” Cuellar told Sharyl Attkisson, host of Full Measure, in an interview.
Cuellar, a Democratic member of the House Committee on Appropriations, told Attkisson that the Supreme Court has ruled that illegal immigrants arrested for criminal activity can only be held for a certain period of time before they must be released.
And releasing illegal criminal immigrants puts the U.S. population at risk.
As others have already noted, our response to this intransigence should go beyond refusing to issue any kind of visas to countries that won’t take back their criminals. We should also halt any foreign aid that goes their way (which we shouldn’t be in the business of anyway), as well as putting a 100% tariff on any goods imported from that country.
The United States has the largest economy in the world and its third-largest population (after China and India). We have a wealth of natural resources, and technology such as fracking is allowing us to access even more of this potential. Simply put, the world needs access to our market and economy far more than we need anything from overseas. Were it not for the debt we’ve recklessly assumed over the last half century (much of it from playing GloboCop), we could stand utterly independent of the world.
Want to make America great again? Send all known illegal immigrants to Guantanamo Bay (which our last president unwisely all but emptied) until their home nation agrees to receive them. Let’s stop pretending foreigners enjoy the same Constitutional rights as citizens. They are endowed with the protection of life, liberty (as long as they are law-abiding) and the pursuit of happiness (subject to being in America’s interest to accept them). As long as there is a foreign national being held because of their country’s refusal to take back deportees, cut off all access to the United States and its markets.
And while we’re on the subject, killing the H1-B visa is long overdue.
It’s time the American government (all branches of it) put America first. We don’t need “citizens of the world” running our country. We need patriotic, hard-headed realists.
The GOP doesn’t seem to have many of those. Making America Great Again will require action in the 2018 election, too. Do you know how your representatives are voting? You should. Don’t count on Trump to change the direction all by himself. Even if he did, that way lies future problems with executive overreach. Punish the globalists in Congress, and give Trump a legislature he can work with.
Then let’s let the world tend to itself for a while. We’ve been bailing it out since 1917. After a century, we deserve to shed the role.