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A Republican Case for
Immigration Reform

Wall Street Journal, by Jeb Bush and Clint Bolick

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Posted By:jackson, 7/1/2013 8:55:52 AM

Now that the Senate has passed comprehensive immigration reform, the action shifts to the House of Representatives. Here the GOP´s informal "Hastert Rule" requires Speaker John Boehner to have majority support among Republicans before he will bring legislation to the floor for a vote. That means an immigration bill will need a far greater share of Republican House members than the Senate version received (where fewer than one-third of Republicans voted "aye"). This is a tall order. But it is one to which House Republicans should respond. No Republican would vote for legislation that stifled economic growth, promoted illegal immigration

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Some people are denser than diamonds. Jeb Bush must think we are stupid or his contempt for "chirpers" (like me) knows no bounds. I´d sooner vote for Obama than this jackass.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: EuroTim, 7/1/2013 9:01:17 AM     (No. 9402966)

The reason we voted all of those Rs into Congress was to put a stop to nonsense like this. Big money Republicans like the cheap labor, I know, but maybe they can start their own screw the little guy party to go along with the Democrat´s contempt for anybody who wants to live freely and self reliantly.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: chicodon, 7/1/2013 9:24:59 AM     (No. 9403019)

Bush is getting a little ahead of himself. The "moderate" Republicans have joined hands with the Democrats in an attempt to prevent another TEA Party uprising like 2010. They plan to remold the GOP base into a secular mish-mash. Sorry. We still have some life left in us. Nevertheless, I look for a Bush-Rubio ticket in 2016. A real winner. /s In the mean time we had better make some waves in 2014.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 7/1/2013 9:33:53 AM     (No. 9403039)

Previously posted:

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Reply 4 - Posted by: William1, 7/1/2013 9:45:18 AM     (No. 9403069)

I love the WSJ and subscribe to it. It is, however, relentless in pimping for the amnesty. Gordon Crovitz today wrote a "lie down and enjoy your rape" story. You know, I get the WSJ´s support, but they can really just back off.

Funny, isn´t it, that these elitists who prattle on whispering that their fellow citizens are lazy, themselves have never done any discernable real work.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: belwhatter, 7/1/2013 10:01:15 AM     (No. 9403108)

The best move for the Rs is to consign the monstrous senate [illegal] immigration bill to the garbage can of history; work on one thing at a time starting with border security.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 7/1/2013 10:43:35 AM     (No. 9403236)

What they need to do is not bring it up at all. Just enforce the current law. Amend the existing law to include better tracking, no entitlements for the illegals and return them to their country. I don´t care what law they pass, it will not be enforced by this administration. SO, KILL THE ENTITLEMENTS AND WATCH THEM RETURN TO THEIR COUNTRY IN A FLASH.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: tisHimself, 7/1/2013 10:47:15 AM     (No. 9403248)

Clint Bolick would make an excellent president. The other guy? Don´t believe the hype.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bighambone, 7/1/2013 10:58:52 AM     (No. 9403279)

These two are big time cheap labor Republicans. Remember even the small amount of highly skilled labor that the liberal Democrat amnesty and path to citizenship bill would authorize will also be cheap labor as far as the employers who would hire them are concerned, that´s why they want them to be able to come here and would hire them over American workers who are always trying to maintain their customary US standard of living.

The numbers of aliens that the Democrat bill would either legalize or allow into the USA is estimated at 46 million new foreign workers and their families, who would be given complete access to the legal US job market and be able to compete against American workers for just about any scarce job out there across the entire US economy. The vast majority of those new foreign workers would be poor and generally unskilled, and thus natural fodder for the liberal Democrats to eventually register as new Democrat voters.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 7/1/2013 11:07:15 AM     (No. 9403301)

The republican immigration reform bill should be simple and written on one page:

1 - Rescind the Immigration act of 1965 and all subsequent immigration bills enacted into law.

2 - Reinstate the laws on the books before the 1965 changes and reinstate E-Verify and all post 1965 laws increasing border security.

3 - Remove Immigration from Homeland Security and set it up as a stand-alone entity

4 - Build a multi-layer border fence along the entire southern border

5 - Require termination and prosection of any government appointee, bureaucrat or employee who does not fully enforce the immigration laws.

6 - Require censure and recall of any elected official below the president who breaks any law or encourages others to do so.

7 - Require a mandatory bill to impeach any president who refuses to enforce all immigration laws or who encourages others to ignore the law or break the law
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Reply 10 - Posted by: MDConservative, 7/1/2013 12:20:43 PM     (No. 9403446)

"To grow economically, the nation needs more young workers, as the population is aging and its growth is slowing. "

What´s the current unemployment rate among young american workers? Those "of color"? No shortage of workers I can discern. I wonder if this isn´t backdooring formerly unpaletable NAFTA provisions. Perot´s sucking sound may have been a puke.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Pros7767, 7/1/2013 6:16:02 PM     (No. 9404086)

Enforcing the laws we have and building the fence already authorized will solve the problem. We don´t need more laws.

I have come to realize that regular Americans are at the mercy of the rich, elite politicians on both sides of the aisle. Immigration is designed to obtain cheap labor for the globalists among us who care only about money and profits and despise freedom.

How we have gotten here, I have no idea. That we have gotten here is all that matters and we are going to need to get a third party quickly if we want to get out from under these corrupt politicians.

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