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Immigration — the
lesser of two evils

Washington Post, by Charles Krauthammer

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 2/21/2013 10:24:29 PM

The president suggested he would hold off introducing his own immigration bill as long as bipartisan Senate negotiations were proceeding apace — until his own immigration bill mysteriously leaked precisely as bipartisan Senate negotiations were proceeding apace. A naked political maneuver and a blunt warning to Republicans: Finish that immigration deal in Congress, or I’ll propose something I know you can’t accept — and flog the issue mercilessly next year to win back the House. John McCain responded (correctly) that President Obama was creating a “cudgel” to gain “political advantage in the next election.” Marco Rubio, a chief architect

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Historybuff, 2/21/2013 11:15:47 PM     (No. 9189970)

Amnesty is for illegals.

It is also amnesty for politicians from both sides who have done nothing to stop this for 30 years.

They get off the hook too.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/21/2013 11:27:44 PM     (No. 9189984)

"Immigration — the lesser of two evils"

I don´t know, deportation seems like a win win situation for taxpayers..and the unemployed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Davids918, 2/22/2013 12:17:39 AM     (No. 9190016)

First, NO ONE is proposing amnesty.

Did they break the law, yes.
Should they move to the back-of-the-line, just as Obama has declared, yes.

Open legal immigration quota to meet the demand, and include those here currently illegally.

Opening up the legal quota should not be limited to illegals either. And it shouldn´t be limited to low-skill workers either.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: cincinnati whig, 2/22/2013 1:42:17 AM     (No. 9190061)

A swing, and a miss. Dr. K. didn´t bring his ´A´ game today. Border first, period. THEN we talk about the rest.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 2/22/2013 2:39:59 AM     (No. 9190078)

Sigh. Why is this so hard?
There are laws already. They require the same sort of behavior expected of me if I come to your house. Knock, and ask permission to come in. Simple, straightforward, polite.
The notion that it is acceptable for me to break a window, crawl in, and then expect to be treated as a legitimate householder, including the option to invite in my distant cousins, is ridiculous. And would legitimately be met with force and the full weight of the law.
Why is this so hard? This is OUR home, our country, and we owe the is invaders precisely nothing.
And given the current wretched state of assimilation, I would support closing the borders for the next 25 years.
Dr. K has been around D.C. too long.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/22/2013 3:07:48 AM     (No. 9190091)

There is no way that they should be granting amnesty to illegal aliens who cannot prove that they have been here for a longtime, as if they do, it will take years to process just about all the 11 to 20 million illegal aliens who are here now. During that processing period there is really nothing to keep a huge number of new illegal aliens from entering the USA and fraudulently applying for amnesty.

The Republicans should never go along with any sort of legalization program that goes further then granting longtime illegal aliens a conditional or probationary immigration status that allows them to stay, work, and travel internationally as long as they obey US laws.

If individual aliens holding conditional or probationary status wish to become permanent residents (Green card holders) sometime in the future, they should individually have to qualify for an immigrant visa, just like all prospective legal immigrants must do. That´s what the term "going to the end of the line" should mean. Then after attaining permanent residence, if they wish to become naturalized US citizens they should individually have to meet all the requirements to be naturalized just like all legal immigrants must do.

Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico used to say that Mexican illegal aliens are proud to be Mexicans and just want to be able to live, work, and travel to and from the USA to Mexico. Such a conditional or probationary status will allow them to do that, and there is no reason to grant them all US citizenship.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/22/2013 4:12:05 AM     (No. 9190116)

Krautstammer would still be a Democrat if the pay were half as good as being Faux News´ resident pseudo intellectual.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rinktum, 2/22/2013 4:13:43 AM     (No. 9190117)

Illegal aliens do not want to be citizens. They want all the perks a citizen has but they want to cling to their Mexican heritage. They do not assimilate. They segregate themselves in mini-Mexico ghettos because they like that lifestyle. It is home to them. Here´s a suggestion...go home and make something of your own country. By the time Obama is finished with us, yours will offer more prosperity anyway.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lil dotty, 2/22/2013 8:07:56 AM     (No. 9190304)

Politicians are the litterers of society. They toss any old thing out the window and expect the crew to tidy up their mess the following day. Oath to our Constitution? That is just a few words spoken; like the phrase ´In God We Trust´ Our country has been sold down the river by these persons on both sides of the aisle. Anything for a buck, Chuck.



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