House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said on Tuesday that the children of illegal immigrants should be granted a path to citizenship, providing a clue about how the GOP-controlled House may tackle immigration reform this year. "A good place to start is with the kids," Cantor said during his speech at the American Enterprise Institute. "One of the great founding principles of our country was that children would not be punished for the mistakes of their parents. It is time to provide an opportunity for legal residence and citizenship for those who were brought to this
Comments: Well this should give you a really bad feeling about what will happen on the House side on immigration. On Fox tonight Cantor said "children who were brought here due to no fault of their own" which IIRC is the exact Democrat talking point we have heard over and over again. We´re going to get hosed again and the Republicans are too stupid to figure that out. I´m terribly discouraged.
Wouldn´t that be considered ill-gotten gains? If a father robs a bank, do the children get to keep the money, even if their father is caught? This is a very stupid idea. These children are already being educated with us paying the bill. Stop rewarding lawbreaking.
They will still never vote Republican, this is party suicide! Even if Republicans open the border, buy their transportation here and give them citizenship they will NEVER vote Republican. They are used to living as a subject with the government taking care of them, they aren´t interested in personal responsibility or limited government. I´m so sick of the Republican Party and I´m a registered Independant!
And then in 2014 they will scratch their heads, blame the Tea Party, blame Conservatives and Independents for staying home, all the while wondering how they lost the House and more seats in the Seante.
Isn´t it true that being born in the US makes you a citizen? The question is then about children brought into the county by their parents. They did not, themselves, violate the law. So, you want to deport some high school student who never lived in Mexico, doesn´t speak Spanish, and believes that America is home? Ok, I know the story, but I really think that deportation is the wrong approach.
So sick and tired of the politicians pandering to the illegals. No wonder the illegals and their baby illegals have a sense of entitlement as to the subject of citizenship. Its not fair to those who stood in line and waited their turn at citizenship! All illegal aliens need to return to their home country and do it the legal way after paying a huge fee for breaking the law. These illegals need to go now!!
I just don´t understand. Illegals come across and spit out a baby and steal our jobs. How do the libs and politicians react? They reward the illegals with welfare, free schooling, tax rebates on taxes they never paid, free medical care and write official documents in spanish.
muslims crash fuel-filled airline bombs into buildings and kill thousands of innocents. How do the libs and politicians react? They reward the terrorists with the freedom to worship their cult, bend over in submission, refuse to call terrorist attacks terrorist attacks and demand we banish Christianity from America.
How about this, children get citizenship but their parents and all of their relatives are not eligible for citizenship. The children get to stay but the parents must come forward for deportation immediately.
I think if a person goes to Walmart and successfully steals a radio, Walmart should then give that person a large-screen television as a reward for their hard work and willingness to do a "job" that most other Americans won´t do.
The Stupid Party would be setting one heck of a legal precedent if they granted US citizenship to minor illegal aliens just because they were smuggled into the country or were brought here by their illegal alien parents. Once they start to do that, they will encourage a new wave of illegal aliens to come here and bring their children as the Democrats will never allow the Stupid Party to phase out that law.
Once you grant a minor illegal alien child US citizenship, who is then going to have custody of them until they reach the age of majority? Of course it will be their illegal alien parents who then must be given some sort of immigration status (amnesty) to take care of their newly made US citizen child. If those parents have eight other minor foreign born children they will also get to stay here and also be given US citizenship. Then all can go on public assistance and live happily ever after. Since Mexico is loaded with children all their parents would have to do is bring them into the USA, where they will be granted US citizenship and the entire family gets to stay. If the US is going to do that they should just take down the borderline, lay off all the border control agencies, and just let all of Mexico into the USA.
If the Stupid Party goes along with giving minor illegal aliens US citizenship just because they were smuggled into the USA or their illegal alien parents brought them here, the Stupid Party will be committing long-term political suicide, because they will lose a good part of their base, along with the fact that only a small percentage of Mexicans will vote for them when given US citizenship and US voting rights.
Listen, Eric, you mamma´s boy jackass - - Zippy won the election only because he´s black. Any white person with the same qualifications to be president would have been laughed off the stage.
You can´t pretend to be black - - because you´re not. No amount of groveling will cause blacks or dumbed-down whites to vote for Pubbies.
So be a mensch. Stand up - - stand up strong - - for the principles you believe in. And if you lose on those principles - - if the electorate is too dumb to believe what you believe - - at least you´ll have lost like a man - - instead of like a sniveling wimp.
I can´t bring myself to read beyond the headline and first paragraph. First Rubio. Now Cantor? It´s like living in a Bodysnatchers movie nightmare come to life. One by one, the Republicans turn to look at us and shriek the progressive shriek.
There already is a "path to citizenship," and plenty have used it!
Congress wasn´t established to give away our sovereignty and security piecemeal, or to anyone from a country whose people aren´t interested enough, or determined enough, to fix their own sorry nation.
#14: There is no birthright citizenship, despite "inventive," agenda-driven "decisions" [read: bench legislation] by power-grabbing judges. Even if there were birthright citizenship, the ancient common law holding that a criminal may not benefit from his illegal acts would trump same for the children of illegal aliens. The parents clearly have just such a goal in mind. Further, that there are "English-speaking high school" [or college] "students here who have never been to Mexico" in fact indicts a string of Administrations, but does not justify amnesty. If I embezzle $50 million, live in a $5 million mansion for 15 years ´til the crime is discovered and I´m caught, why should I, or my family, keep the mansion? The cars? The jewelry? And so on? Please consider the position further. Thanks.
#19: And how long would the Left allow those darling kids to be kept from Mama and Papa? Forget any "permanent bar."
Eric me boy, your true colors have been known for some time now. We do not need for the likes of you to tell us that this is for our good. We expect this type of clap trap from the dark won in office..not from a member of the ?conservative? caucus. How much did you hold out for? Did they take your wife hostage? How DARE YOU make plans to give away our heritage to the jack off of all trades The crooks have stolen our lands, our fortune, our honor and our god given heritage built with the blood of our ancestors. Of course, that vow of loyalty goes right over your flat head. Just grabbing Paul Ryan´s coat tails ain´t gonna get you where you want to end up. Neither will this little sleight of hand.
If parents bring children into this country without a visa, they are forcing that child to become a criminal through no fault of their own.
That act--forcing their child to break the law should be considered a form of child abuse...and their parental rights should be taken from them so the child could be adopted by a loving, law-abiding couple...or they could choose to self-deport as a family before the court proceedings are completed.
Can we all create a fund to buy an island in the Caribbean, so we can all move there? I don´t think this country will survive this next 4 years - and the Republicans will have done nothing to stop it - in fact they will have helped hasten its demise.
If there is going to be a path to citizenship...it should involve fluent and literate English tested, a $10,000.00 citizenship fee per person regardless of age, medical and mental examination and free from any disease, a recognized skill and sponsorhip by a citizen who is financially and legally responsible for the alien for a minimum of 5 years (average time period to obtain citizenship legally) or until the alien can prove total self-sufficiency.
This would pretty much solve the illegal infestation within 6 months.
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