Monday, August 17, 2015

Trump's Latest Immigration Lunacy

Donald Trump is today stating that if he becomes president, he will strip citizenship from so-called "anchor babies" who are born in the US to illegal aliens. Trump is taking a no-nonsense approach telling NBC's Chuck Todd that illegal aliens (all of them presumably) must be removed.

Fine and dandy, but how do you round up and deport 12 million people? The plain and simple fact is that we can't. There are too many. That's why we have to secure the border and keep that number from rising. We also need to focus our efforts on rounding up and removing the criminals among them. That we can and must do. We can also stamp out sanctuary cities, make the feds and local police work together, and  enforce E-Verify.

As for changing the law that makes anyone born in the US entitled to US citizenship, that is easier said than done. It cannot be done by executive order. I don't know if anyone has explained that to Trump, who has been watching too many Barack Obama movies. To change that law, it is going to require changing the Constitution-specifically the 14th Amendment. That requires 2/3rds of the Senate, 2/3rds of the House of Representatives, and 3/4s of the states.

Good luck with that, President Trump.

Actually, if it could be done, I would support it as long as it were not done retroactively and applied to children of parents in the country illegally. (But what if one parent was legal?) When we lived in Thailand in the 1970s, they changed their law because Vietnamese refugees were having babies in Thailand that became Thai citizens. Our daughter was born there shortly thereafter, and consequently, was not entitled to Thai citizenship.

Trump is dealing with many issues from a superficial point of view-like making Mexico pay for a border wall.  He shoots from the hip and often doesn't know what he is talking about.

I can only hope he doesn't turn out to be the next Ross Perot. He gave us Bill Clinton.


Siarlys Jenkins said...

When all is said and done, Gary does have a bit of sense in the back of his mind.

Gary Fouse said...


The man doesn't know what he is talking about. Can you imagine the day to day turmoil in a Trump White House? Who would his running mate be-Newt Gingrich?

Siarlys Jenkins said...

The man doesn't have ANY set of principles at all. He doesn't stand for anything, but he'll talk a blue streak if it whips up a crowd for him. He mostly just admires himself. There won't be a vice president, but an apprentice president, who each week will be fired and replaced. I mean, this is a man who thinks he can amend the constitution by executive order.

Gary Fouse said...


Republican voters are so disgusted with the Republican establishment who won't do what they promised to do. That is why they turn to someone like Trump. It leads to a radical "solution".