Do you really think we won't offer them the subsidies, food stamps and free education when we can't even deny those to ILLEGAL immigrants in this country?
I'm sure no one on this board is advocating our right shooting of illegals but it does demonstrate their frustration with the subject. I'm willing to bet that all they (the people who posted about the "Turkey Shoot") really want is some reasonable measure to try to stop the flow of illlegals entering the country.
As it stands now, the illegal Mexicans that put their feet into US soil has almost as much right as citizens. In some cases, they have MORE rights. I don't see where citizens get breaks on college tuitions. That just ain't right, ya know..!
Under our laws, the kid IS a US citizen, with inalienable civil rights. How long do you think it'll take before some lilly livered do gooder from the ACLU takes this to the courts? And how long do you think it'll take before some liberal judge basically over-turns the "you gotta get out of the country before your kid hits the school ages".
Do you think the FBI (or whoever) will drag them to the nearest airport and put them on the plane?
We literally have millions of illegals in this country that ARE finger printed, documented, picture ID'd and they're still here.
Do you honestly think they really are going to work so hard for the documents and the leave when told to do so? More likely that they will report to whatever agency is set up until the date their documents expires and after that, we'll probably never hear from them again.
Listen, I understand your argument.
I heard it time and time again from Dubya but he, like you, have not given me one iota if proof that a guest worker's program will stem the tide of illegals entering this country by the millions.
I think a guest worker's program will probably (I'm not so sure) be good for the country but that has nothing to do with the millions of illegals here or will soon be here.
How will your program help the illegal problem when we already have all this laws prohibiting illegals but are NOT being implemented???
Are you going to start bringing in new guest workers or will the illegals here be converted to "guest" workers? If the latter, will they just be told to pay a fine of a few thousand dollars and, "OK you're guest workers now" ?
Hardly likely since they stand around all day around Home Depot for obscene wages that'll barely pay for their meals, nevermind the fines.
Bottom line is that the Guest Worker Program might be useful to this country.
But to think it'll have any sort of impact whatsoever on the illegal immigration problem we are facing is, I think, wishful thinking.