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Old 08-08-2007, 10:17 PM
 
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All illegal immigrants should be conscripted into the armed forces for 3 or 4 years. If they take the time to serve the country, learn the language, be proud to be Americans, then they earned their right to stay.

Have any politicians proposed this yet?
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:39 PM
 
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The solution is simple. Illegal aliens are criminals that come here for profit. So just make it legal for American citizens to seize any property that any illegal alien has.
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Old 08-08-2007, 11:15 PM
 
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So let me get this straight: As long as you're an American, you can "profit" off the backs of American and immigrant workers, destroy the land, and you're okay? Think: Katrina and insurance companies. Sorry, but I think that is FAR more "criminal" than any law-abiding illegal immigrant.
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Old 08-08-2007, 11:55 PM
 
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The solution is simple. Illegal aliens are criminals that come here for profit. So just make it legal for American citizens to seize any property that any illegal alien has.
They wouldn't come over if they didn't have the monetary incentive. Who pays these people? Target them as well.

The OP was "how about requiring them to serve our country for a few years", then they will deserve to be here.
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Old 08-08-2007, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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All illegal immigrants should be conscripted into the armed forces for 3 or 4 years. If they take the time to serve the country, learn the language, be proud to be Americans, then they earned their right to stay.

Have any politicians proposed this yet?
Why conscription when this is already a voluntarily available route to U.S. citizenship? And how are you going to conscript the 7-year-olds or the 42-year-olds who are crossing the border? Why would you want to conscript anyone for any reason save as a last-resort tool for national survival?
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:32 AM
 
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Why conscription when this is already a voluntarily available route to U.S. citizenship? And how are you going to conscript the 7-year-olds or the 42-year-olds who are crossing the border? Why would you want to conscript anyone for any reason save as a last-resort tool for national survival?

To me, illegal aliens are criminals, and I for one wouldn't want them to be given an M-16. Best bet is to catch them, seize their assets, and just chuck them back over the border.
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Old 08-09-2007, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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So let me get this straight: As long as you're an American, you can "profit" off the backs of American and immigrant workers, destroy the land, and you're okay? Think: Katrina and insurance companies. Sorry, but I think that is FAR more "criminal" than any law-abiding illegal immigrant.
Let me look at that phrase again "Law-abiding ILLEGAL immigrant"

In my opinion, if they are illegal, it means they have broken a law. There's no such thing as a "law-abiding illegal immigrant."

I mean, if they're willing to break the law for their benefit, who's to say that they're not going to continue to break the law?
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:59 AM
 
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It's a civil offense. So if you have ever received a traffic ticket,,,,you too have "broken the law". I think conscripting anyone that has two or more moving violations is a good idea; goodness knows Bush has broken our military and needs the help.
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Old 08-09-2007, 08:13 AM
 
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Conscript the men and women of age. Allow their children to stay on the military base. Their are plenty of military jobs that don't involve carrying rifles.


Don't blame the illegals for coming here. Blame the system for allowing them to come and the rich greedy people and companies that hire them.
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Old 08-09-2007, 08:44 AM
 
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It's a civil offense. So if you have ever received a traffic ticket,,,,you too have "broken the law". I think conscripting anyone that has two or more moving violations is a good idea; goodness knows Bush has broken our military and needs the help.
I agree. If someone breaks the law for speeding, smoking in a public building, etc., is that person labeled a criminal from then on out? Should that person become an outcast from society, never to be trusted again? Or is it different when an American citizen breaks the law?

Iím not sure forcing anyone to go to war is the best idea; if the U.S. government called on illegal immigrants to join the army, offering something fair in return, I bet many of them would be eager to join.
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