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Romney Should Show He's a Leader, and Here's How

alphathought Wrote: Apr 20, 2012 3:44 PM
Regardless of policy there will be an illegal problem so long as the standard of living in the US is higher than that in surrounding nations, individual wealth is redistributed by the government, and there are only relatively minor consequences if one is caught. The only permanent solution is to raise the standard of living in those countries. Those sneaking into the US should stay home and work for change. The grass is greener on this side only because we worked to make it greener. It will only be greener on the other side when those sneaking through the fence decide to stay home and work to make it greener. Sorry Linda, you are way off base in your thinking.
Emilie3 Wrote: Apr 20, 2012 4:26 PM
Well, they need the opportunity to learn how to "make it greener", something the serfs are not allowed to do back home.. They came here and they have learned. When they go back with big SUVs, nice clothes, and a second language, those there wonder why they can't do that in their own country. The serfs return no longer serfs, they can stand up for themselves, and things are changing down there, but their government has had centuries of oppression and corruptness so it will take time.
If Mitt Romney is to have any chance of beating President Barack Obama in November, he must win a larger share of the Hispanic vote than current polls suggest he will. And he won't unless he solves his immigration problem.

It's a problem of his own making. He decided that beating up on illegal immigrants would boost his popularity among those suspicious that he was really a moderate Republican. In doing so, he injected an issue into the campaign that had largely fizzled -- and for good reason. Illegal immigration is down to historical lows -- primarily because the U.S. economy continues...