By Allan Wall, March 15, 2021
Marjorie Taylor Green (MTG), representative of Georgia’s 14th District, recently submitted the Protect America First Act, a potentially groundbreaking immigration bill in the U.S. House of Representatives. (See MTG Introduces ‘Protect America First’ Act/Immigration Pause.)
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One of the bill’s goals is to stop illegal immigration. Section 2 says it aims, “ ….. to repeal certain executive orders which endanger the security of the United States, reassert a zero-tolerance immigration policy, ensure the safe return of unaccompanied alien children, reduce human trafficking, deport criminal aliens, and end chain migration.” [Section 2, Page 2]
Section 4 proclaims that, “America’s borders must be defended, and illegal immigration must be stopped without exception.” [Section 4, page 3]
The same section declares that, “Amnesty must be rejected in all forms.” [Section 4, page 3]
Specific strategies included in the bill are:
1. Getting illegal aliens deported more quickly. [Sections 5 and 6, Page 4]
2. “No federal funding for ‘Sanctuary Cities.’ ” [Section 8, page 5]
3. “Empowering Local Law Enforcement to Ensure Immigration Security.” [Section 9, Page 6]
4. “Build the Wall” and name it the “President Donald J. Trump Wall.” [Section 10, Pages 12-15]
5. “Prohibition of Federal Disbursement of Funds to Certain Countries Whose Citizens Are Detained and Deported as Inadmissible Aliens under this Act.” That means no foreign aid for countries whose citizens are entering our country illegally. [Section 14, Page 17]
That’s all good. But there’s more.
The Protect America First Act also deals with legal immigration.
The U.S. has no obligation to receive any immigrants and has the right (as does any country) to be selective in those it does accept.
The criteria should be set based on what is good for our country and its citizens, not to serve the interests of the globalist elite.
MTG’s bill provides rational criteria upon which legal immigration should be based: “The legal immigration system of the United States should be curtailed to those that can contribute not only economically but have demonstrated respect for this nation’s culture and rule of law.” [Section 4, Page 3]
This is what the bill proposes: “It is the purpose of this Act to cease all foreign immigration to the United States for a period of four years until the border is secured and Americans can return to work.” [Section 2, Page 2]
If it became law, there would be no legal immigration for four years, allowing time to secure the border and get Americans back to work.
There is historical precedent for this.
The high-immigration Ellis Island period (1880s to 1920s) was followed by the immigration shutdown of the 1920s to the 1960s, during which more people left the U.S. than entered it.
This bill proposes a four-year shutdown. Of course, at the end of that period, the situation can be re-evaluated, under the criteria of what is best for the U.S. and its citizens.
The Protect America First Act takes on both legal and illegal immigration.
MTG is courageous enough to include this proposal: “Unnaturalized birthright citizenship — which actively encourages hostile interests to undermine the legitimacy of democratic self-governance by engaging in subversive “birth tourism” and chain migration — is contrary to the intent of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.” [Section 4, Page 3]
The bill sets the stage for the abolition of our insane policy of automatic birthright citizenship for babies born to illegal alien mothers.
For immigration restrictionists, the Protect America First Act is the best there is.
I know what some readers are thinking: Yes, it’s a great bill, but it could never pass.
Granted, in the current Congress, I can’t see this bill passing.
But to advance your ideas, you have to get them out there in the public forum.
A bill presents proposals that can be discussed. And a well-publicized bill serves to educate the public.
Who knows? Maybe in a few years this bill, or a similar one, might be able to pass.
Not that we can endorse it!
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