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And where does it specify that those uniform rules
Wed Nov 9, 2016 1:16pm

MUST include unlimited immigration based SOLELY on the desire of the prospective immigrant?

If the federal gov't has the authority to set rules of naturalization then it CAN set rules that LIMIT it....

How is it that you conclude that the ONLY possible policy is ZERO limits?

  • You clearly aren't an originalistJeeves, Wed Nov 9 11:59am
    The federal government has no powers which are not granted by the Constitution. The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for... more
    • If ...Mondo Fuego™ , Wed Nov 9 4:22pm
      "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." Then the Federal Government has no... more
      • Technically correctJeeves, Thu Nov 10 3:34am
        Just as the feds regulate immigration under the authority to regulate commerce, they regulate abortion and same sex marriage under their authority to ensure privacy, equal protection under the law,... more
    • And where does it specify that those uniform rules — Sprout, Wed Nov 9 1:16pm
      • Do you know the definition of naturalization?Jeeves, Thu Nov 10 3:37am
        Because immigration and naturalization are not the same.
        • a citizen of our nation... and a PART of that is actually coming here at some point in the process... I think it is funny that you seem to believe this... But I'll go with it... So, according to your ... more
          • addresses the control of immigration. It doesn't, directly. And, according to the conservative, originalist philosophy of Constitutional interpretation, we should have open borders. I am neither an... more
            • LOL.... Immigration and naturalization areSprout, Thu Nov 10 7:03am
              SUPPOSED to be one process. It is only a fantasy that tries to separate the two... If you are VISITING a nation, you are not immigrating, and therefore have no reason to seek citizenship. But if you... more
              • Of course they are relatedJeeves, Thu Nov 10 7:31am
                From the beginning of the nation, Congress imposed a probationary period which immigrants must live in the country before they become eligible to apply for citizenship. The probationary period has... more
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