Do you remember getting your Social Security Number? The trip to the courthouse to get your birth certificate and the multi-step process?
If you immigrated to the USA, do you remember the visa, permission to reside, permission to work, Green Card, and if you went that far Citizenship process with medical exams, interviews, and a dozen ways to Sunday of having to establish your bona fides?
According to press and congressional reports, these systems have marginalized by our present administration issuing seemingly unlimited documentation to the “transportees” brought to our border, southern border in particular.
They have also opened the floodgate to “instantly documented” “transportees.” That seems to be an overreach by the Executive Branch, as quoted from the news:
“The U.S. Constitution states that only Congress can set the numbers of migrants allowed into the country, not the executive branch, so there’s a hard law issue here about to be violated.”
I would liken this to as if a group of people who haven’t been tested, haven’t been vetted, haven’t set up their FCC Cores(2) identity were to show up at the front desk of an FCC field office and be issued an Extra Class callsign and license on the spot.
Our hobby wouldn’t stand for that, would it?
So why are we allowing the easy distribution of official documentation reserved for bona fide citizens and residents to anyone that some NGO presents at our border?
We have a bad situation going on and need to sort this out.
(As background, I have done a parallel process overseas as a grad student and working, and my XYL is a naturalized citizen here. My late Uncle was a Immigration Judge, which allowed me an youthful insight into the immigration problem – left quite an impression to see people wading/swimming across the Rio Grande visiting him as a school boy in El Paso.)