If you allow one illegal alien to remain in the U.S., get a driver's license, get a job, etc. you have a problem with 12 million of them. The standing immigration laws were passed by plural congresses and signed into law by standing U.s. Presidents. The sad plight of some illegal aliens should not be a concern in the enforcement of standing laws. If you are not going to enforce immigration laws against illegal aliens, then why should shoplifting laws be enforced. Both crimes are misdemeanors, but a second offense of shoplifting is not elevated to a felony. A second offense of illegal immigration is a felony. The U.S. is a nation of laws, not of men and women who are bleeding-heart liberals.
Now, about illegal alien children born in the U.S. The 14th Amendment says that every person born in the U.S., who is under the jurisdiction of the United States, is a citizen of the United States. If Rosa Mendez, a pregnant illegal alien, falls over the border into the U.S. and delivers triplets on American soil, are those little Mexicans U.S. citizens? NO! A person born in the U.S. is only a U.S. citizen when that person is under the legal jurisdiction of the United States. An illegal alien who crosses the border illegally is not under U.S. jurisdiction at that time. That's why they are supposed to be deported, not put in U.S. jails to serve lengthy sentences. At the time they enter illegally into the U.S., they are Mexican citizens under the jurisdiction of Mexico. If they enter the U.S. on VISA or as an official visitor, they are under legal U.S. jurisdiction. The bottom line is that no illegal alien should be given a driver's license, because as an illegal alien it is almost impossible to sue them in a State or federal court. They can commit crimes while driving with impunity.
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