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Old 06-23-2011, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Dalton Gardens
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Please comment on the following laws. Are they good laws? Just laws? Laws worth obeying absolutely? Laws put in place for the protection and well being of the general public? Laws that should be enforced to their fullest extent?

  • In Georgia, all sex toys are banned.
  • Also in Georgia, no one may carry an ice cream cone in their back pocket if it is Sunday.
  • In Arizona, when being attacked by a criminal or burglar, you may only protect yourself with the same weapon that the other person possesses.
  • In Alabama, dominoes may not be played on Sunday.
  • Obamacare recently became federal law
  • In Wisconsin, all yellow butter substitute is banned.
  • In Mississippi, they used to charge poll taxes, and make citizens take literacy and comprehension tests, before a citizen could vote.
  • In Iowa, a man with a moustache may never kiss a woman in public.
Yep, these are silly laws which really serve no good purpose. However, immigration laws DO serve a purpose, which are intended to protect the citizens of our nation. Before being approved for immigration one must pass medical and mental health evaluations to ensure that infectious diseases are not brought into the country and exposing OUR citizens to them. The mental health evaluation is to protect us allowing the mentally ill to immigrate and become not only a public burden, but possibly a threat to the safety of others. A potential immigrant also must be able to show that they have no criminal background, nor are they connected with a terrorist organization or group. This is also intended to protect OUR citizens. Lastly, a potential immigrant must be able to show that they will be able to support themselves one allowed in. To do this they must either have a certain amount of money in the bank, generally enough to support them for one year, based on financial guidelines per state. Or, they can obtain sponsors who are willing to guarantee that they will provide for the immigrant and that said immigrant will not become a burden to taxpayers.

Sounds pretty reasonable to me, and my husband had no problem with meeting these guidelines.
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:55 PM
 
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Yep, these are silly laws which really serve no good purpose. However, immigration laws DO serve a purpose, which are intended to protect the citizens of our nation. Before being approved for immigration one must pass medical and mental health evaluations to ensure that infectious diseases are not brought into the country and exposing OUR citizens to them. The mental health evaluation is to protect us allowing the mentally ill to immigrate and become not only a public burden, but possibly a threat to the safety of others. A potential immigrant also must be able to show that they have no criminal background, nor are they connected with a terrorist organization or group. This is also intended to protect OUR citizens. Lastly, a potential immigrant must be able to show that they will be able to support themselves one allowed in. To do this they must either have a certain amount of money in the bank, generally enough to support them for one year, based on financial guidelines per state. Or, they can obtain sponsors who are willing to guarantee that they will provide for the immigrant and that said immigrant will not become a burden to taxpayers.

Sounds pretty reasonable to me, and my husband had no problem with meeting these guidelines.
But yet, there are tons of people who meet these guidelines who are not allowed to move here.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:06 PM
 
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Also, lots of people at the time thought poll taxes and literacy tests served great purposes and weren't the least bit silly.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:03 PM
 
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I'd rather they came through legally. But sadly, there is no viable legal path to immigration, particularly not one as easy as, say, walking through customs in an airport, or getting on a boat to Ellis Island and writing your name in a book.
There is a legal path, illegals refuse to follow society rules.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:04 PM
 
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Should jaywalkers have all their property confiscated?

If you think this is "apples and vegatables" please explain why the two are so different than they can't be compared.
Reading comprehension.

We are talking about illegals
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:10 PM
 
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Reading comprehension.

We are talking about illegals
Yes, illegal street crossers and illegal immigrants.

Criminals both.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:36 PM
 
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If only there was some way to make them easier to track and legally accountable. I mean, hasn't SOMEONE thought of some kind of status we could bestow upon them to erase problems like these?!!? HOW COULD IT BE THAT NO ONE HAS?!?!!?!!
The quickest way to erase these problems is to boot their behinds out of the country.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:36 PM
 
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The quickest way to erase these problems is to boot their behinds out of the country.
You have a pretty strange definition of "quickest."
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:38 PM
 
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I'd rather they came through legally. But sadly, there is no viable legal path to immigration, particularly not one as easy as, say, walking through customs in an airport, or getting on a boat to Ellis Island and writing your name in a book.
Where was it decreed that an easy path to immigration was something America is obligated to provide?
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:40 PM
 
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but yet, there are tons of people who meet these guidelines who are not allowed to move here.
because we can't accomodate them all. Good lord!!!
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