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Is Tougher Border Enforcement a Prerequisite for Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

americathebeautiful Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 10:37 AM
Guy asks this question: "Is Tougher Border Enforcement a Prerequisite for Comprehensive Immigration Reform?" And the answer is an unqualifyingly YES YES YES! And before ANYONE gets amnesty. I know that most of you are all so young (maybe still wet behind the ears) but I do remember very well how President Ronald Reagan was PROMISED by those despicable Dems that they would definitely put Border Control in place AFTER he signed off on amnesty. NO there NEVER EVER was any border control put in place.
ttuson Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 10:49 AM
They are not going to toughen our border enforcement..It's all smoke, mirrors and BS

The "comprehensive" label would suggest that beefed up border security would be at least one integral part of any final reform package, and rest assured that everyone on all sides of the debate will at least claim that it is.  The real question is whether achieving certain concrete benchmarks will be meaningfully required before other elements of the law are triggered, such as starting the clock on a multi-year path to citizenship for illegals.  Virtually every Republican says yes.  Barack Obama (for now) and Janet Napolitano say no.  Chuck Schumer and other Democrats say maybe-ish.  Plus, preliminary legalization...