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[–] whynotanon1 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Should the legal system sort it out after they have already come here, committed crime, and become a part of our society and member of our prison system? Or should immigration sort it out, demand criminal record checks, education, employability, drug tests, blood tests for diseases. I've lived in South Korea for the past 3 years. My immigration visa requires a Bachelor's degree, requires a work contract, requires drug tests, and blood tests to screen for HIV/AIDS. I think when Trump says we aren't getting Mexico's best and brightest he's right. We are getting Mexico's desperate who will do anything to make a better life for themselves. Even if it means breaking the law, entering a country illegally and if they are willing to do that, whose to say they will respect our other laws?

I like the idea of immigration with selective requirements. I see the horror stories in Sweden with their massive refugee influx and all the problems it has created. You want to weed out the bad apples before they come, not after.

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[–] Firevine 1 point 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Should the legal system sort it out after they have already come here, committed crime, and become a part of our society and member of our prison system?

Yes. Come here and commit a felony, you get sent right back out. Happened to a friend of my family even. Got sent right back to England for drug trafficking.

Or should immigration sort it out, demand criminal record checks, education, employability, drug tests, blood tests for diseases.

Also yes, though I'd love to see a more streamlined, less bureaucratic approach. I grew up with a LOT of Hispanic immigrants, many of whom were "in the system" for more than a decade as resident aliens. We're not talking shlubs who hopped the fence to work as dishwashers either. I had a friend from El Salvador who's father was a prominent engineer, and she too became an engineer. She lived most of her life in the US by this point, in Georgia for years, yet still had to pay out of state fees to go to Georgia Tech. Clearly, a family that should be welcome in the US, yet they got jerked around by the system.

My immigration visa requires a Bachelor's degree, requires a work contract, requires drug tests, and blood tests to screen for HIV/AIDS.

One of the many reasons I laugh at people who call America "racist" for wanting tighter immigration laws. Our immigration laws are lax as fuck compared to most of the rest of the developed world.

We are getting Mexico's desperate who will do anything to make a better life for themselves. Even if it means breaking the law, entering a country illegally and if they are willing to do that, whose to say they will respect our other laws?

I understand your point, and I concede that to you, but I really WANT for these people to be able to make a better life for themselves, just as much as I'm happy to have Indian immigrants come over and be doctors and engineers, or even gas station and hotel owners. I've never been in the mind that they're "taking our jobs". Americans aren't clamoring and beating down doors to wash dishes and cut grass. As for the criminal element, at least in my experience, they're in the minority. Crime is everywhere, and everyone has criminals. Someone who is not going to respect laws is not going to respect laws wherever they live.