City-States for Dual Citizenship: Building Military Campuses for Border Security
The crisis over immigration reform clearly requires stronger deterrence to stop violent crimes associated with drug and human trafficking, while protecting law-abiding individuals, taxpayers, and even children from becoming victims of abuses and violations by others. Otherwise, fear and conflicts over proposed reforms divide America further, preventing effective collaboration on financially responsible solutions.
The number of Mexican nationals, alone, undocumented in the U.S. is estimated at up to 12 million, roughly the population of 3 cities the size of Houston, Texas. Instead of dividing families over immigration, why not negotiate with the Mexican government to share jurisdiction of 3-4 cities, near major border states, where workers and their families can claim legal residency under dual citizenship?
Collecting and Investing Restitution for Past Violations
By requiring individuals or businesses to register under restitution programs for any past violations of federal immigration, employment or criminal laws, jobs can be created through a campus system, where workers enrolled as students can track their credits for coursework toward their education, or for community service and labor toward debts owed under a centralized plan. Restitution invested in building and operating such campus programs would provide education and services, along with help from charities or businesses to assist immigrants and their families, including those of mixed status.
Military Teaching Hospitals and Correctional Facilities
To ensure security, each City-State would incorporate Military housing and health services for Vets. Programs for training law enforcement and government officers would include maximum security facilities to keep violent offenders safely segregated while receiving treatment for criminal illness. Prison security would double as Border Patrol, and medical programs for treating dangerous illnesses and addictions would create paid internships for students in medical education and public health services.
Instead of increasing the debt burden on taxpayers, corrections for drug and trafficking crimes should be charged to wrongdoers, required by law to cooperate with authorities in order to earn the rights of citizenship. Expecting states to pay for legal defense, while obstructing the same civil rights and due process for victims of crime, is not a sustainable option. Setting up City-States, where citizenship is granted or revoked until restitution is paid, would ensure justice for both law-abiding citizens and offenders, in order to enforce laws consistently, and to renew respect for government and the responsibilities of citizenship.
Example of Sustainable Economic Development Plans
for improving local communities and border security:
APV Community Campus Plans for reinventing public housing
Restoring Historic Housing for Vets
The statement above is based on the concept of Restorative Justice.
Many people confuse church law with state law, and abuse rights under civil lawsto issue judgment using church law, or misapplying the forgiveness under church law
to deny responsibilities for equal protections and restitution under secular laws.
Forgiveness under church laws does not remove the responsibility for restitution under state laws.This shows the difference between spiritual peace and freedom and political peace and freedom, where spiritual forgiveness is freely given for the asking, not earned, but received by forgiving and asking forgiveness; while political freedom and peace is earned by our words, intentions, and actions to enforce the laws, including responsibility for correction and restitution.
What makes citizens law-abiding is taking responsibility for our actions and consequences,so when we deny that responsibility we effectively lose our rights of citizens. The Golden Rule
of reciprocity applies to us through natural laws; not only is the Government supposed to respect
individual rights under the Bill of Rights and Constitution, but we must do the same to invoke these rights.
What gives us authority of government is taking responsibility for the actions and consequencesof others in addition to ourselves, not in place of. Whoever acts to provide for restitution where citizens have been robbed, deprived or denied is thus claiming government authority by exercising it to defend Constitutional laws of equal protection, inclusive representation, due process and justice for all; and whoever denies this responsibility loses authority.
-- Emily Nghiem
for equal political freedom by knowledge of civil laws
for equal spiritual freedom by knowledge of spiritual laws