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Actually, I was addressing the claim that the Constitution
Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:51am

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 originalist nor a conservative. I believe that Congress should set immigration policy. I find it infuriating that they refuse to do their job in this area (along with so many other areas), and the job then falls to the President. I think this is a chaotic way to manage immigration, as evidenced by Obama's immigration edicts which will be reversed, presumably, by Trump.

Congress needs to pass an immigration reform bill and get the executive branch out of the business of setting immigration policy. I am willing to go along with the SCOTUS rulings that Congress has the authority to do this because of their commerce and economic oversight authority, since immigration policy has a significant impact on our economy.

  • 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
    • Actually, I was addressing the claim that the Constitution — Jeeves, Thu Nov 10 6:51am
      • 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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