Quote from HM2Viking
Very poor public policy because while some family members may be "illegal" what will happen to their children who are born here? (They are citizens by definition)
If we cut off access to vaccination programs we are putting other children at risk
I am not advocating an open door for immigration but I do think that we need to provide basic medical care for people. The demand for illegal workers is driven by business. Make it very expensive for businesses to be caught hiring illegals and we will reduce the number of immigrants.
They shouldn't be citizens by definition. That is a bad intepretation of a Constitutional Amendment meant for a different group altogether and that has a TWO FOLD test: born here AND subject to our laws.
On point, WE allow illegals to come here for a stated purpose: to do the work Americans will not do at that price. We are shamelessly taking advantage of their home situations.
How unethical is it to recruit people here so that we can treat them WORSE then we would treat any of our own (who are protected by minimum wage laws.)? We could close our borders almost immediately. We do not, and that is a political decision.
So, now that we've DECIDED, by lack of enforcement, to allow these people here so that we can treat them less then what we have already legally defined as basic human dignity, laws like this merely add insult to the considerable injury we already envisioned for them.
Simply put, illegal immigration is slavery by another name.