IMMIGRATION

The power to regulate immigration is a plenary power of Congress under Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. The U.S. Nationalist Party therefore advocates the following policies regarding immigration:

ILLEGAL Immigration:

Recognizing that the federal government has conspicuously failed to secure our nation's borders against illegal immigration and that its failure undermines the rule of law, violates our national sovereignty, and imposes intolerable social and fiscal burdens on the American people, the U.S. Nationalist Party supports:

 

  1. Not rewarding illegal immigrants for breaking the law by granting them temporary or permanent legal status (amnesty).

  2. Adopting the core recommendation of the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform to eliminate the easy access to jobs that attract illegal aliens by requiring the verifiable proof that the prospective employee is a United States citizen or a properly registered alien.

  3. Imposing sanctions including the suspension of visa privileges and cutoff of foreign aid to any country that refuses to cooperate with the U.S. either in the repatriation of its illegal alien nationals, or in preventing aliens from illegally entering the U.S. through its territory.

  4. Effective interior enforcement of U.S. immigration laws to insure that all illegal aliens identified or apprehended by law enforcement agencies are promptly deported.

  5. Use of the Army, National Guard, or any other branch of the armed forces that may be required to help the U.S. Border Patrol secure our borders against illegal crossing by aliens, drug smugglers, or other criminals.

  6. Adoption of a law clarifying that the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does not give automatic U.S. citizenship to a child born on U.S. soil to illegal alien parents.

Encourage Illegal Immigrant Departure:

The U.S. Nationalist Party holds that illegal immigration is a grave threat to our Constitutional Republic, our Environment, our National Security, and our Way of Life. Permitting these lawbreakers to remain in our country defiles the notion of adherence to the rule of law. We are providing amnesty to those who broke our laws by entering and remaining in our nation, if only through the continuation of the present policy of neglect.

While our party advocates the mass deportation of these lawbreakers, we recognize that much of this result can be achieved by encouraging illegal aliens to voluntarily depart. To encourage such activity, we advocate rational policies to achieve this end. We hold that these steps are necessary, prudent, and do not violate the civil rights of any law abiding citizen or resident of our nation. Any person who is in this country illegally is, by definition, not law abiding.

We therefore propose the following be enacted into law:

  1. Ensure that persons attending schools and universities on student visas are enrolled in and attending classes and that their performance and coursework will lead to graduation in the field they have been admitted to study.

  2. Require proof of citizenship to register to vote.

  3. Require proof of citizenship or legal residency to be issued or renew a driver's or other license and indicate upon the license the status of the person.

  4. Require proof of citizenship or legal residency in order to receive government services, except life saving medical care and police, fire, and rescue services.

  5. Require proof of citizenship, legal residency, or legal visa status of longer than three months for a person to rent or purchase residential property or maintain accounts in banks or other U. S. financial institutions.

  6. Require that those who cannot meet these requirements be turned over to the federal Immigration and Naturalization Service, and that should a private business evade the enforcement of these requirements upon a person who is in this country illegally, then that business shall be fined in a manner so as to deter such laxity.

  7. Any person responsible for waiving such requirements in the case of an illegal immigrant shall have committed a felony crime that shall result in both a fine and jail sentences for each individual infraction.

  8. Impose and enforce stiff penalties for the production, distribution, or possession of fraudulent identification.

  9. Require proof of citizenship or legal residence to transfer funds to recipients or accounts in foreign nations.

LEGAL Immigration:

While we cherish and honor America's proud immigrant history, we must recognize that our nation is no longer an unsettled frontier. Immigration has escalated to over one million each year to the highest level in American history.

Because of immigration the Census Bureau projects that U.S. population will exceed 400 million by 2050. A population that big is certain to result in vast increases in traffic congestion, overcrowded schools, urban sprawl, pressure on energy and water resources, and dwindling wilderness and wildlife areas. It will degrade or destroy our American quality of life. Therefore, the U.S. Nationalist Party supports:

  1. A temporary ban or "time out" on all immigration, except for spouses and minor children of U.S. citizens, for a period of ten years, thereafter restoring America's traditional level of legal immigration at a limit of 250,000 per year.

  2. Barring the importation of temporary foreign workers that always reduce the wages, working conditions, and incomes of American workers.

  3. Reforming the visa preference system to give priority to reuniting nuclear family members such as spouses and minor children, and ending the chain migration of extended family relatives.

  4. A national campaign to assimilate new immigrants by teaching them the English language and encouraging them to learn about American history, government, and civic culture.

  5. Re-implementation and enforcement of immigration sponsorship policy or proof of financial viability.

Assimilation and Cultural Identity:

The U.S. Nationalist Party supports passage of legislation designating English as the official language of the United States. The United States shall, in all instances, restrict itself to the English language. Citizenship shall not be granted to anyone that is not at least marginally proficient in speaking, reading and understanding the English language, the U.S. Constitution, and our national history.