When it comes to the immigration overhaul debate, the U.S.-Mexico border states are different. Those four states – Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas – hold 27.5 million Hispanics, about half of the total U.S. Hispanic population. As the House of Representatives digs into immigration policy you might think those numbers would have an impact on those congressional delegations. Polls show Hispanics favor most of the measures in the Senate overhaul plan by big margins. So far, however, that doesn’t seem to be making much of a difference in these states. That is, even in the border states –
Immigration reform is about the rule of law. Demographics should have nothing to do with it. Our government has created this whole fiasco when they decided to ignore the laws on the books already. There is agreement that reform is needed but the only reform the progressives want is to grant amnesty. Securing the border is not on the priority list. Americans citizens are sick and tied of being pushed aside to give the dems political advantage. Make America safe and secure the borders. Time to make American citizens the priority.
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I left a message at every office of Rubio´s stating I´ll send fund$ to anyone who primaries him and every time a letter from him comes to my door, I will send matching funds to whoever opposes him. What a snake.
Maybe the editors and reporters for the Wall Street journal should get out of their NYC offices and come live on the Texas border for six months. Maybe it would open their eyes and change their minds on illegal immigration.
If the Hispanics who live in these border states find out the recent story about that guy who was living legally in this Country and was kidnapped by a drug cartel from his home and taken back across the border, maybe they will start demanding border security.
The media chooses not to highlight the kidnapping issues in Phoenix and elsewhere because it would damage Obama´s immigration bill.
There are more important issues than immigration in Texas. Under all the conventional oil reservoirs in the state, they have found and begun to develop the source rock from which the oil in the conventional reservoirs came. The tight oil which was first tapped late in 2008 now exceeds the production of conventional oil. This has resulted in capital expenditures of hundreds of billions in drilling, fracturing, collection, separations, refining, cracking, and production of polymers. The band of activity pretty much runs across the southern third of Texas bordering Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico. There have hundred of thousands of new jobs created and the consequent need to replace the workers that leave other jobs of take them. Registered voters are more impressed with jobs than with giving taxpayer money to people who are here illegally.
You have to remember that half of the so-called Hispanic population groups in those border states probably are made up of illegal aliens or former illegal aliens, so of course they are going to support a liberal Democrat amnesty.
Once they know the facts, most US citizen Hispanic people who now vote, unless they have a direct connection to some individual illegal alien, are not thrilled to see an an amnesty law passed that will require them in the future to have to compete for jobs with 46 million new low wage foreign workers and their foreign family members, who the liberal Democrat amnesty proposal would give compete access to the legal US job market in the next ten years. A shortsighted policy that would absolutely strangle wage growth in this country even in industries that have never before hired foreign workers.
The standout reason why the illegal alien situation is out of control is because the immigration laws have not been effectively enforced for many years, due in great part to political interference, based upon political agendas like the Democrats considering that just about all illegal aliens should be considered to be prospective future Democrat voters and be exempted from deportation, and the Republicans considering illegal aliens to be cheap labor that their business oriented constituents need to hold down labor costs. The proper effective enforcement of the immigration laws in the future is where Congress should be aiming its reforms.
Ironically, Unions were once 100% opposed to illegals being granted amnesty, because they saw the influx of cheap labor as a threat to their bargaining power. It´s evidence of the takeover of Union leadership by liberals that Union members are totally ignored in favor of the bigger picture of a takeover of America by Communist Democrats.
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