Please get involved in your state's politics. Those in Washington are a little bit apprehensive after the recent primaries and we might just be able to make a difference. I sent the following email to my congress critters. Probably won't do any good but at least they know what I believe regarding the issue. If you want to use this as a springboard for your own thoughs or just copy and paste please feel free to do so. To Sentor/Representative _________________: Fill in the name. In light of the recent awakening in Congress regarding Immigration I’d like to give the following suggestions. 1. Enforce the law! Rather than sit around wringing your hands over Arizona’s attempt at enforcing Federal Immigration Law why don’t you try fulfilling your responsibility and enforce it on the Federal level? In case you haven’t noticed, we are being invaded by refugees from our southern border. It’s your responsibility to stop it. Do what you’re supposed to do and the state of Arizona won’t have to. Note: Since I have little confidence you have the guts to enforce current immigration laws I have included the following suggestions . 2. Offers of Amnesty. For what, violating Federal law? I’ll make you a deal. Any offers of amnesty you give to illegal aliens should also be offered to ALL American citizens. If any American citizen has broken a non-violent Federal law they too should be offered amnesty. If you want to make special exemptions to the law lets apply it to US citizens as well as illegal aliens. 3. Back Taxes. Make sure that you collect every penny with penalties. Go after any illegal aliens with the same zeal you’d apply to any US citizen persecuted by the IRS for back taxes. No mercy! They knew they were doing something illegal and should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. 4. Welfare and other government subsidies. Make them pay back every penny they’ve received. If they were obtained fraudulently then they have no right to them. If that's too harsh then apply the same standards to American welfare cheats that you'd apply to illegal aliens. 5. English. Learn it or leave. Competency in the nations language should be the FIRST requirement of anyone living here. If their kids don’t know it make them learn it. If they show up in school and can’t speak English then teach them English. Once they’ve learned it put them in the other classes BUT TEACH ALL CLASSES IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. Give all tests in English. (Especially driver's tests.) All voting should be done in English. If they can't read or speak English they need to learn it before they cast a ballot or drive a vehicle. 6. How about a US president who is for us? Stop apologizing to third world nations. Most of them are dependant on our handouts. Maybe they’ll get mad and enact an embargo against us and we’ll have to open up some factories in the US to make the stuff we buy from them and then employ Americans to work in them instead of funneling billions of dollars into their economies. And while we’re at it we can enact an embargo against them and stop selling them food, and timber and a few of the other pleasantries of life. If they don't like guns coming across the US border then they need to patrol their border and quit creating a market in their country for illegal weapons. Obviously if there was no market there'd be no way for gun-runners to make a profit. 7. Drop the sophistry. Maybe the president of Mexico has a migration problem with people leaving his nation but we have an illegal immigration problem. When he believes it would be okay for US citizens to “migrate” south of our border and set up our own little communities and expect Mexicans to learn English and embrace us despite the fact that we see no reason to obey Mexican laws or pay taxes, and have his government provide health care, welfare, free education (in English) , terrorize his country’s citizens and maybe even become so politically active that we’ll influence his nation's politics THEN he can call it “migration.” After all, if he’s really concerned with “finding a fair, dignified way of dealing with migrants” then perhaps he should set the example for us to follow. Since I seriously doubt you have the will to deport the illegals at least do us the decency of treating them with the same contempt you’ve lavished on your own citizens.