Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Here are my suggestions for immigration policy.  1. Secure border. 2. double secure border.  3. Require illegal immigrants to apply for and obtain a "red card"  legal status (new type of card) by paying back and future taxes and getting "work-legal."  4. Provide them a red card if they comply.  5. Once they received their red card they may stay in the US for life but may not vote. 6. Children of illegal immigrants younger than 16 may become citizens after they complete citizenship requirements, provided they commit no crimes.  7.  If an illegal has committed a felony they would be required to leave the country. 8. Restrict the immigration of other family members not currently in the US to two persons only.  9. Eliminate all future "anchor baby" options for anyone who entered the US illegally.  10. Treat all college students who have not passed their citizenship requirements and are the children of illegal immigrants as out of state students, unless they attend a college in the state in which they live. 11. Immediate deportation for any illegal immigrant who breaks into the county after an established date with no possibility of any kind of legal status.  12. Restrict the amount of social benefits such as social security, welfare, food stamps to coincide with the length of time the individual has been in the US.  13. Only allow social benefits if the red card individuals have clean records.  Any crime more than a misdemeanor would cause the individual to lose any and all claims to social services and could be immediately deported. 14.  Require they learn and be proficient in English as a second language.  15.  If a child of a red card immigrant is born in the US and the other requirements are met, including and specifically taxes and other social security and medicare payments are paid, then the child could be an automatic citizen.  16. Anchor babies would not be allowed to have family members use their status to enter the US other than as tourists.  17.  Limited-time student visas which are not complied with by an immigrant shall be grounds for for immediate deportation.  18. Criminal activity of any kind of both red card immigrants and illegal would increase potential sentences by a factor of 50%.

Immigrants who have immigrated to America by following the proper procedures would not be subject to these rules. However, if an illegal immigrant can provide accurate and true documentation of special intellectual talents, independent financial means not obtained in the US and complies to all of the elements of the aforementioned rules, they would have an opportunity to have a ruling on a case by case basis.  This element would be similar to rules currently applied in Mexico.

Thursday, July 18, 2013


According to testimony, Trayvon Martin allegedly went out of George Zimmerman's sight. Zimmerman went looking but, shortly after that Trayvon came out of dark and hit Zimmerman in the face, breaking his nose. Even Rachel Jeantel, the prosecutor's witness has said Trayvon struck Zimmerman.

With that said, in interviews after the trial Jeantel also said she told Trayvon that Zimmerman could be a "gay rapist" and apparently told him to watch out.  If she was telling the truth, what her warning did was set Trayvon on edge who felt he had to defend himself. She, in effect, established a very negative frame of mind in Trayvon.

Intent frequently, is the motivating factor in determining events.  It is certainly not beyond the realm of possibility that it was, in fact, the state of mind in Trayvon that caused him to act the way he did. Was that Zimmerman's fault or Jeantel's?