On the subject of immigration, some people try to frame the debate as if you have to be either pro-immigration or anti-immigration. The implication of such black-and-white thinking is that you either have to support an open-door policy that permits anyone to cross our meaningless border, or else you are a heartless grump (substitute your favorite expletive to get the desired effect) who wants to keep out everyone because you are a no-good racist (expletive inserted here also — you’ll get the hang of it eventually).
Comments: This is the author´s second shot at bringing down Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
Common sense would tell you that if you actually cared about this country, particularly when it is no secret that there are real enemies trying to bring us down, immigration laws should be stringent and enforced. We don´t need porous borders brought about by ignorant, disingenuous politicians.
I do not know ONE Conservative friend who is against LEGAL Immigration. We are all AGAINST ILLEGAL Aliens and want our Government, both State and Federal, to rid us of this plague of ILLEGAL´s. Secure the borders, enforce the current laws, and work on common sense updates to the current law(S). NO AMNESTY, now or ever!
The concern about the difficulty of removing 12000000 or so illegals is also misplaced and based mostly on geographic ignorance.
80% of the illegals are from Mexico. it borders the USA. That border is no more than a 3 day drive away for about 95% of the illegals (who are concentrated in Texas, CA and the SW) Automobile and truck ownership is widespread among Mexicans.
It is feasible for the greater part of the illegals to drive home! In fact the first issue brought up by many of the ´temporary´ crowd created by Obama was whether or not they´d be free to ´go down home´ and come back? You know, like to visit grandma!
WOW! This is currently a serious concern to the Obamugabe regime ~ can they go visit grandma ~ Bwahahahahaha.
They can go home ~ doing that is not an impediment to their mass deportation.
We could even fly them with a 5% improvement in airline seating efficiency. FOUR HOUR trips anywhere in Mexico ~ maybe even 15 hour trips to Korea!
We could give used cars away to anyone willing to drive them out of the country ~ they could go to Canada!
Another option is to CANCEL all legal immigration for 10 years. Just give those slots to Mexico to use. They could take over our immigration policy operations for a decade ~ ship out the illegals they don´t want and give those slots to the people they´d like to live here.
Mexico is a country of well over 120 million people. Mexicans are arriving at the borderline each month requesting asylum in the USA by claiming that they have a credible fear of the Mexican criminal drug cartels. The Obama Administration is allowing them to stay. Since most Mexicans have a credible fear of the Mexican drug cartels, once the word gets back to Mexico, all of a sudden there could be a stampede to the borderline by hundreds of thousands or even millions of Mexicans.
That situation can only get worse, as the Obama Administration is doing all that it can to flood the USA with legalized poor and generally uneducated foreign born people, hoping that they will eventually be granted US voting rights with the vast majority becoming Democrat voters.
If the Democrat designed amnesty and immigration liberalization bill passes, it will allow the legalization or entry to the country of an estimated 46 million foreign workers and their families in the next 10 years with complete access to the legal US job market able to compete against American workers for just about every scarce job out there across the US economy.
That would adversely effect the future job prospects, wages, job related benefits and working conditions of American workers.
That will bring serious political blow back. You can bet that it will be the Republicans who will be blamed, as it is well known that they are the champions of almost unlimited in-sourcing of cheap foreign labor. The Democrats and their media allies will claim that was the price that the Republicans required for their support of immigration reform. That storyline will lose the Republicans a huge number of votes.
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