The title is my attempt to outdo the WaPo guest editorial "We Need a Deportation Deadline: A statute of limitations on unlawful entry would humanely address illegal immigration." Wouldn't a land bridge be a great thing for our great nation? A few hundred million Chinese and a few hundred Indians would come over in the first few years. Think of all the wonderful new restaurants!
Meanwhile, the "deportation deadline" mentioned in the editorial is not a date by which all illegal aliens must leave the U.S. Oh no, that would be too simple. Instead, Mae M. Ngai of the University of Chicago wants to bring back a statute of limitations on illegally residing here in the U.S.
So, all the millions of illegal aliens who've been here for more than a set number of years would automatically be granted something, presumably citizenship. And, future illegal aliens would only have to manage to avoid being deported for that same number of years before they'd be granted that same thing. As we know, the vast majority of new illegal aliens would never be deported. So, in effect this would just be a recurring automatic amnesty: citizenship by squatting.
Even the WaPo should be ashamed of printing such an idiotic proposal.
Immigration2005b · Tue, 06/14/2005 - 08:32 · Importance: 1