04-15-2017, 11:12 AM
No. I won’t change the style in which I post. And with regard to your notion that every state can determine how they want to handle immigrants, we are not talking about states handling immigrants. We are talking about foreigners entering the geographical borders of the United States unchecked and unrestrained, and as such, they can and are having an effect on the entire country.
Our federal Constitution is silent with regard to our federal government having power to regulate immigration into the United States. Having said that, I am of the opinion that such power, with the intention to promote the general welfare of our country, is a reasonable power to be placed in Congress’ hands in order to promote the general welfare of the United States, just as Congress was granted the power to establish a uniform rule of naturalization. And what was the primary reason for grant this power to Congress?
Chief Justice Taney summarized the very object of allowing the federal government to set the rules for naturalization as follows: “Its sole object was to prevent one State from forcing upon all the others and upon the General Government, persons as citizens whom they were unwilling to admit as such.” Passenger Cases (1849). And Justice Taney’s statement is in full harmony with the intentions of our forefathers expressed during our nation’s first Rule of Naturalization, Feb. 3rd, 1790!
REPRESENTATIVE SHERMAN, who attended the Constitutional Convention which framed our Constitution points to the intentions for which a power over naturalization was granted to Congress. He says: “that Congress should have the power of naturalization, in order toprevent particular States receiving citizens, and forcing them upon others who would not have received them in any other manner. It was therefore meant to guard against an improper mode of naturalization, rather than foreigners should be received upon easier terms than those adopted by the several States.” see CONGRESSIONAL DEBATES, Rule of Naturalization, Feb. 3rd, 1790 PAGE 1148