Letter to the editor: No to DACA amnesty legislation

Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, said he will cosponsor DACA amnesty legislation with Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina.  It has been reported that this bill will be the Senate version of the “Recognizing America’s Children Act,” (HR 1468, RAC Act) which has been introduced in the U.S. House.

This legislation is a free pass to a green card, and, subsequently, U.S. citizenship for 800,000 DACA designated illegal migrants, who were brought to the United States when less than 16 years of age and who have resided in the United States since January 1, 2012.  (A former investigative unit official with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Matt O’Brien, contends that 40-50 percent of the applications for DACA are fraudulent.)

RACA is the ultimate reward for lawlessness.  In addition to mostly adult DACA designees, the RAC Act will ultimately reward 6-plus million parents and family members of DACA designees – who broke our immigration laws – with green cards and eventually citizenship through the allowance of chain migration in our laws.

The RAC Act will create a special, privileged class of illegals.  The result will be that other persons who are not legally residing in the United States, but who are not granted the same right to legal status, will demand the same privilege.  We have already seen angry mobs of illegals demanding this right from Nancy Pelosi at a town hall meeting.  If Congress does not satisfy their demands, they will seek court relief.  With the preponderance of liberal judges sitting on federal courts, there is little doubt as to the outcome of such challenges.

For 40-plus years, ordinary U.S. citizens have suffered from an invasion of tens of millions of people illegally entering or illegally staying in our country.  No serious attempt has been made to secure the borders of our country, and, therefore, no serious effort has been made to secure the safety and wellbeing of U.S. citizens.

This invasion of tens of millions of illegal migrants is the direct result of the dereliction of duty by the U.S. Congress.  Congress has the responsibility for writing laws regarding immigration and naturalization for our country.  Apparently, they have failed to write laws with sufficient teeth in them, with penalties painful enough to discourage people from illegally entering our country.    Congress has also failed to demand that the last four presidents – George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama – vigorously enforce all of our immigration laws.  Congress, with a wink and a nod, has allowed presidents to pick and choose which laws they will enforce. If this republic has a chance for survival, we must return to the rule of law.  We must abandon rule by emotion, rule by political expediency, and rule by screaming mobs.  How is giving special privilege to law-breaking foreign migrants fair to those who patiently and lawfully applied to immigrate and for those who still wait for legal approval to come?

We need clear, strongly written immigration laws; and we need them vigorously and uniformly enforced.

Sen. Langford and his congressional colleagues need to be reminded that they were sent to Congress by ordinary U.S. citizens.  They need to be reminded that their sole purpose is to protect and serve the interests of U.S. citizens.  It seems members of Congress are far more concerned about the welfare of foreign illegal migrants than for the well being of citizens.  It is past time to eliminate the federal gravy train for illegals, to cut off welfare to illegals and to vigorously enforce employment laws.  The result will be that most illegals will self-deport. If you should like to politely but firmly share your opinion on DACA amnesty with Sen. Lankford, his Washington phone number is 202-224-5754, his Eastern Oklahoma phone number is 918-581-7651, and his Central and Western Oklahoma number is 405-231-4941.