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Better Tools for Immigration Reform Than in 1986

amirvish Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 10:08 AM
Let me understand this. We are considering amnesty and a path towards citizenship. Will not all of that require an administrative bureaucracy and structures that will have to identify and vet those seeking amnesty? But, we're talking about 11 million people. How come we can do that but identifying and deporting them is impossible. Amnesty may happen anyway, but I would be far happier if it included a bill making English the only national language. We'd see who really wants to belong - an assimiliation is the key.
Roy323 Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 8:24 PM
amirvis-You ask, relative to Identifying/vetting Illegals,How come we can do that but Identifying and deporting them is impossible"? You have just hit upon the CRUX of the entire problem, IMHO! We didn't seem to have a big problem "Identifying and deporting" (to interment camps) Many Japanese residents of the US during WWII, did we? No, I'm not Japanese, but I certainly think those Folks were seriously mistreated and to even imply we (the US Govt) cannot "Identify/Deport that many people" is asinine to say the least! It would be a LOGISTICAL Pain in the rear-end, but NOT IMPOSSIBLE!
dreadnaught/13 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 4:35 PM

". . . identify and vet those seeking amnesty? But, we're talking about 11 million people. How come we can do that but identifying and deporting them is impossible."--???

Because, those who want to be amnestied must come FORTH, they have to APPLY for amnesty, amirvish. When you deport 11 million hiding in the shadows, how many come forth voluntarily to be handcuffed? You are capable of seeing this logic, aren't you? (I doubt it somehow; we are joined here in this discussion by KNEE-JERKing ignoramusses. OR racists.)

Yesterday, as Barack Obama called for a bipartisan immigration bill in Las Vegas and Sen. Marco Rubio called for one on Rush Limbaugh's program, the chances for passage look surprisingly good.

But in some quarters -- mostly from the right, but also from liberals like blogger Mickey Kaus -- comes a complaint that deserves to be addressed.

We tried this once already, they say, in the 1986 immigration act. We were told that in return for legalization of illegal immigrants we would get tough border control and strict enforcement against employers who hired illegals.

We got the amnesty, these folks say,...