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A Moral Question for the GOP

you've been served Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 7:49 AM
QUOTE: They are not eligible for government assistance programs that bar other illegal immigrants. That is bull hockey. Medicaid as a single example has been ignoring legal requirements for many years. So you can claim they are not eligible but you cannot claim they are not receiving welfare. Do not lie to us Linda Chavez. We are not stupid. I personally witness on a weekly basis illegals receiving welfare. This undermines the rule of law and the economy. Why do you think Arizona is rebelling. Their economic survival is at risk because illegals are gobbling up the welfare dollars, education dollars, housing assistance dollars, food stamp dollars, and on and on and on.

Many conservatives reject President Obama's recent policy to defer action against illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children. But as a conservative who supports the president's decision, I think it's important to seriously engage the arguments both for and against the policy.

First, let me explain what the Obama program does and does not do. It explicitly does not grant legal status to any group, even those who came illegally as infants or children. Those who are eligible for deferred action are given no path to permanent residency or to citizenship. They are not eligible for...