jimboston wrote: PLAYER57832 wrote:
My point is that there is a process to verify the legal status of residency... and that process is NOt the same process we have (nor should it be) for criminal acts.
And you ignore evidence that this process to which you refer is very far from impeachable... in fact, the main reason we don't see more older Americans deported is simply that the focus is on younger latino looking individuals, not every American.
I agree that the standard for illegal immigrants is not the same as for murder... and that those "caught in the act" can be summarily deported, but your reference to how easy it is to get documents and how readily available they are to everyone is just wrong.
No process is unimpeachable.
If you have suggestions to improve the current process talk to your congressman.
If anything I think our system errs on the side of the illegal (presumed illegal) alien more often than not.
That's as it should be. Better a few guilty go free than innnocent people condemned... and what makes you think I DON'T talk to congressfolk... but they follow public opinion, even when public opinion is misinformed.. as you proved.
The point I was making was that you don't seem to believe there IS a problem with legal citizens having documents. For you to continue to hold the line that "everyone has documents".. and "they are not difficult to obtain" means you are intentionally ignorant.
jimboston wrote:The Dept. of Customs and Immigration does NOT go around rounding people up randomly and shipping them to other countries. This ISN'T happening... please don't suggest it does. I don't understand the POINT of this thread... I don't think there is one.
I don't believe I said they do. However, several states, including Arizona have enacted laws that would do just that. Most have been rules illegal by the courts, are not enforceable, but the laws still remain on the books.
Also, the issue above as border patrol agents, who are much more like your local sheriff, whereas the Customs agents are more like FBI.