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Solving the Immigration Puzzle
Wall Street Journal, by Jeb Bush and Clint Bolick

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Posted By:tocsin, 1/25/2013 7:31:09 AM

The nation´s capital is awash with ideas about how to fix America´s immigration policy. The sudden ferment on this issue, which was largely dormant since efforts at comprehensive reform were torpedoed five years ago, is as welcome as it is overdue. The growing consensus on both sides of the political aisle that something needs to be done should not be squandered, for such opportunities are rare and fleeting.Some policy makers are calling for piecemeal changes—[Snip]Congress should avoid such quick fixes and commit itself instead to comprehensive immigration reform.

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What is the difference between ´´compassionate Conservatism´´ and ´´I feel your pain?´´

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/25/2013 7:47:55 AM     (No. 9138094)

I read that piece with my breakfast. There are some good points in it. I´m hopeful some posters will take the time to read it before knee-jerking to an anti-Jeb response. Simply listening to his ideas doesn´t mean anyone has to vote for him, for goodness sake.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 1/25/2013 7:50:56 AM     (No. 9138095)

And, oddly enough, the possibility of obeying, honoring, and enforcing the laws that have been in place for a good while, seems to have never been considered. So much for the concept of a nation of law. Just go by whatever you can get away with.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: MDConservative, 1/25/2013 7:53:59 AM     (No. 9138103)

FTA "The best way to prevent illegal immigration is to make sure that we have a fair and workable system of legal immigration."

No, the best way is to enforce your laws and the border. While not suggesting such draconian measures, the Eastern Europeans controlled their borders so well that it was news when people got out. There is much, much more at work in immigration policy than anyone wants to discuss. The government elites have ordained border jumping is okay, Republican and Democrat administrations alike refusing to enforce our last reform, saying THIS NEXT reform will fix the problem permanently. Liars, all.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ziel, 1/25/2013 8:01:49 AM     (No. 9138130)

Fix the border problem first please.
Than we can talk about immigration reform.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/25/2013 8:10:41 AM     (No. 9138154)

Jeb always says there is a growing consensus on both sides of the aisle when democrats are in charge. Since democrats have the votes, what is going to be done is amnesty and open borders, and Jeb is going to have no voice in the matter, unless he agrees with amnesty and open borders. I am actually very tired of the Bushes, the Clintons, the Kennedys. Now we have Mohammed Obama.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: miceal, 1/25/2013 8:34:21 AM     (No. 9138211)

Why is it that we out here in flyover country know how to "fix" this problem? Enforce the current laws, close the borders, round up and kick out ALL illegals. Prosecute any and all who hide or support illegals. Pass laws to ban "anchor babies." How difficult is this to accomplish? There are untold thousands of retired military and law enforcement types who would probably volunteer their services to accomplish these things. I know I would.....

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Reply 7 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 1/25/2013 8:43:09 AM     (No. 9138234)

The illegal immigration battle we are up against brings back bad memories of the disingenuous democrat strategy employed in debt ceiling, out of control spending debates where liberals get tax increases, and in return the GOP receives a promise of future spending cuts that never happen. The GOP simply cannot accept any form of "path to citizenship" aka amnesty bills before the border is secured. Close the border, and then we will talk.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 1/25/2013 9:19:33 AM     (No. 9138324)

"round up and kick out ALL illegals"

And just how would you accomplish that? Just locating them would be a near-impossible task, then they would be given a legal process. While that is taking place, there has to be a place to put them. Plus, there are the children and spouses to consider.

Maybe you know how to "fix" this, I´d love to hear.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 1/25/2013 9:49:04 AM     (No. 9138409)

USA immigration policies revolve around the family unification objective rather than law enforcement. It´s all about the "family." Therefore, it´s not “fair” to deport dad, because mom and the anchor babies are here legally, securely connected to the social services lifeline. It’s hopeless. We are overwhelmed. In 20 years you won’t recognize this country. I hope I don’t live to see the downfall.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jasmine, 1/25/2013 10:01:34 AM     (No. 9138448)

What a coincidence! Brother George Bush looked the other way for eight years, giving our imported underclass plenty of time to expand and mobilize. Think that was an accident?

Now here comes Jeb, demanding the American people be reasonable and reward law breakers, because our LAWS are the problem!

Hell no! Pro amnesty, anti immigration law enforcement RINOs are the problem. Advice from a Bush on illegal immigration about as useful as advice from Bill Clinton on marital fidelity. Self serving and completely worthless.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jgat, 1/25/2013 12:37:45 PM     (No. 9138867)

Ready solution: announce that the next hundred illegal immigrants detected crossing the border will be shot on sight and carry out the threat. We are fooling ourselves if we we think we can prevent illegal entry without imposing sure,swift, severe injury.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Japanorama, 1/25/2013 8:17:50 PM     (No. 9139688)

Puzzle?
Democrats don´t differentiate between legal and illegal residents of the U.S.

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