D0 TRADITIONAL IMMIGRANT PROGRAMS
MEET CURRENT NEED?
In July 1685 one my ancestors the
Duke of Monmonth or James Scott I invaded Wales with 40 men apparently intent on seizing the crown from his cousin King James II;
was capture, tried and executed. In the blood Azizes a reported 4,000 persons were executed and many other given a choice of being
imprisoned or deported to the Americas
Bloody Assize After
Battle of Monmonth Revolt Mass Exodus
Exodus To Virginia 1680's
During this period of time many groups were
deported or encouraged to move the a large unhabitated land known as the Americans to escape political or religious persecution or face
imprisonment or death.
Ellis Island 12 Million
Immigrate Under Federal Policies
By the early 1890's policies on immigration had changed and many immigrants had to clear a series of checks at Ellis Island to assure
they could take care of themselves and were not bringing dangerous diesease with them. As free land was drying up the powers that be placed
limitations on immigrants to qualify. The mere claim of poverty; persecution or religious freedom were no longer an absolute legal
right to immigrate.
By the 1980's about 2500 Cuban Mariel refugees were detained without trial on an indefinite basis and the US Supreme Court refused
to hear pleadings in this case stating that foreign nationals do not have any right to citizenship on a defacto basis
IMMIGRANTS WORKING TOWARDS CITIZENSHIP
PROPOSAL FOR 3 BASIC OPTIONS
With an estimated 12.5 million illegal aliens in the United States and another million or so arriving each year we might ask if the
current system which operates in crisis mode should be replaced with long term realistic policy.
This is a proposal for immigration program based persons interested in immigration working towards citizenship based on merit and
participation in public service programs similar to the Works Progress Administration and Brascero Program
and programs operated by the Interagency Council On The Homeless which serves several million clients:
1. The United States and Mexico would establish 8-10 processing centers along the border with half the building in
Mexico and the other half in United States. Immigrants would pass a security check; health check; be given temporary picture
ID stating their status and given 3 doors or options.
2. Some immigrants will want political assylum and be given option of going into assylum waiting area where the
estimate time to successful completion is posted over the door. Some migrants will want to become day labor
or farm labor and will go to the door where orders for transport to various locations are posted. Door
#3 is for citizenship programs through Volunteers to America.
3 Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan of Department of Homeland Security
is proposing H2 a programs where immigrants interested in farm labor or day labor will be boarded onto ICS express busses to their destination
filling standing ORDERS from various communities or states and remain there until the job is compelted and
then returned to the point of origin on ICE express busses to reassign or leave the US
4. Some immigrants interested in earning their citizenship have chosen door #3 which is volunteers in serivce
to American who might assist in doing various types of public service work; for instance building the border wall the Administration
wants; or other projects as a road to citizenship. With America's aging infrastructure programs there is a endless variety of repairs that
need to be updated from replacing bridges; roads; updating the electrical grid;
construction; updating low income housing....
5. As with the Works Progress Administration the gives immigrants the right to earn
citizenship; help provide for their families; while doing public service projects or
with the Bracero program where Mexican labor was imported during World War II
to address labor shortages caused by the war.
6. Many immigrants in the early days of the United States had to work as indentured
servants for 7 years to pay off the cost of immigration to the United States and
graduate with an employable trade and right to earn a living. In the 1800's the
Chinese immigrated to the United States and built the railroad system.
7. The United States military currently permits foreign nationals to enlist for service
and upon completion of honorable discharge or tour of duty these persons are
permitted to apply for citizenship.
Secretary Ben Carson
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 7th Street S.W.,
Washington, DC 20410
President John Ashman
Association of Gospel Missions
7222 Commerce Center Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Society of St Vincent De Paul
President Ralph Middlecamp
58 Progress Parkway
Maryland Heights, Mo. 63043-3706
Available Emergency/Social Services
May Fall Far Below Immigrants Expectations
While some homeless shelter have excellent
services many Catholic Shelters are poorly operated; crime ridden
facilities may come as a great shock to many immigrants. The long term Catholic doctrine involves unconditional services to everyone regardless of
circumstances may be a very admirable doctrine but decades of experience shows that the kindness is often seen as weakness by a few who would seek
to exploit resources to convert them into criminal enterprises. Migrants experiencing slum sevices may wonder why they came to the United States
in the first place.
A Hand Up Not A Hand Out A Great American Tradition
During the great depression President Franklin D Roosevelt instituted the Works Progress
Administation Social Security; and other programs to help those in need. President John F
Kennedy is quoted as saying "Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do
for your country" and apparently helped create AMERICORP Volunteers in Service for
America. US Senator Mark O Hatfield of Oregon; US Senator Ted Kennedy; US Senator John
Glenn created an amendment to the Community Service Block Grants program to help
the less fortunate help themselves. Who could forget former President Jimmy Carter doing volunteeer work for Habitat for Humanity?
Proposed Congressional System Program Guidelines
President Trump Favors Services Based On Merit
The Congress would decide how much time an immigrant must spend in service to America;
completion of classes basic Americana; and make sure that immigrants will have to adhere to
strict good behavior or non criminal conduct. President Donald Trump has explained he favors
an immigration system based on merit
Creation of an Intelligent Border Wall
Versus Annexing Mexico & Gun Boat Diplomacy
The Administrations proposed Border Wall; would have immigrant processing stations with
phone systems to permit stranded persons to be picked up and taken to the nearest
immigrant station for processing and not die in the desert. After processing the immigrants
would be bussed on ICE buses to work camps and other stating areas ... If the current situation
continues eventually American interest may realize it is desirable to annex Mexico,,, and make
trillions of dollars rebuilding infrastructure; raping mineral assets...which was known as "Gunboat Diplomacy" during the
Teddy Roosevelt as the United States acquired the Phillippines; Puerto Rico; Hawaii; Cuba; Panama....
About The Author of This Proposal
& 32 years of Public Service
About 1986 several Committees of Congress volunteered
Chris Walters to do audits and surveys of social service programs and the work helped created several federal statutes Title 42 USC 11301 Homeless Act;
Title 7 Food Stamps for Homeless; CSBS;
and emergency management. For reasons which are not clear the United States survived this tramatic event and it believed that some public officials
still support the idea of public service
Chris Walters, Retired
3601 San Dimas Street #201B
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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