In response to the Herald's Dec. 6 editorial on illegal immigration, I would like to offer an alternative.
For those children that were brought here illegally when they were too young to know better, let them stay. But only after their documentation has been verified by an independent panel that includes those opposed to illegal immigration so we can trust the process. All other illegals should go home.
The first liberal response will be that "we" are breaking up families. "We" didn't cross the border illegally -- "they" did. If family is more important than citizenship, "they" can all go home.
The next liberal response will be we cannot deport 11 million illegals. Well, we don't have to. Secure the border! Implement eVerify so only citizens can get jobs, and cut off all government benefits to illegals. They, too, will go home.
We constantly see in the Herald the following:
Schools need more funding: Meanwhile, we educate 775 illegals, which cost even more than citizen students because most don't even speak English.
Indigent healthcare needs more funding: Meanwhile, we care for thousands of illegals.
We need a higher minimum wage: Meanwhile, we let illegals compete with the poorest members of our community, many of which are minorities.
Government needs more revenue: Meanwhile, we give billions of dollars in tax credits to illegals, while they send billions more to their home countries so the money doesn't circulate in the U.S.
Strict enforcement of existing immigration laws would alleviate many of these problems.
Liberals also seem to be fine with illegals taking "other" people's jobs, but never their own. So here's my question to them: Will "you" give up "your" job so an illegal immigrant can stay? I didn't think so. Let some "other" poor U.S. citizen do that, right?