Illegal Immigrants and Comprehensive Immigration Reform Discussed in New Book from Author Godfrey Y. Muwonge

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America can account for all undocumented immigrants by 9-11’s 10th anniversary, through their employers. So proposes a new book on the topics of illegal immigrants and comprehensive immigration reform, scheduled to hit bookstores before Christmas. Immigration Reform: We Can Do It, If We Apply Our Founders’ True Ideals, Revised Edition, by Godfrey Y. Muwonge, takes the position that immigrants work, and the payrolls through which they are paid should be the cornerstone of sensible immigration reform.

Comprehensive immigration reform and illegal immigrants are the subject of Immigration Reform: We Can Do It, If We Apply Our Founders’ True Ideals, Revised Edition, by Godfrey Y. Muwonge. Published by Hamilton Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing, the book begins shipping on December 11. National Chamber Foundation (U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s non-profit subsidiary) picked the book’s original edition as a top 10 “Books that Drive the Debate” 2009.

Merging immigrants into America’s mainstream should be the overriding goal of a new immigration system. Turning the system to this goal takes careful study and time. This means accounting for on-going integration of new arrivals, as they arrive. This proposal gives America time to re-examine Congress’ political use of deportation and race.

Americans have never resolved race issues optimally. Exploiting race in immigration adds to the immigration system’s disrepair. A new system begs national consensus.
Immigrants live in and contribute to states’ economies, not fictional federal jurisdictions. States’ citizens own the immigration system and must weigh in on immigration reform. This requires a bottom-up effort. Then it must go beyond legalization (amnesty) and even securing borders—the duo of quid-pro-quo quick-fix legislation. It must attend the immigration tribunal’s well-known shortcomings.

Muwonge has divided the 224-page book into 11 chapters. From “Foundational Principles” to proposing “Comprehensive Solutions” he makes it clear that time is needed to flesh it all out. Permitting employers to make their undocumented employees legal is how, he argues.

Americans trust employers they’ve trusted with retirement savings since the Great Depression. A payroll database effort involving law-enforcement assisted by legal advocates and community-based organizations would work. Immigrants would co-operate, if becoming legally-employed. It would solve concern about their sub-standard living, and would answer the charge about rewarding “violators” with citizenship.

For more information about Immigration Reform: We Can Do It, If We Apply Our Founders’ True Ideals, Revised Edition, or for more information about its discussion of illegal immigrants and comprehensive immigration reform, visit http://www.immigrationreform.biz.

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