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The Beginning of the Beginning of the Immigration Debate

Bill110 Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 7:19 AM
It is clear that Bummer and most of Congress does not want to secure the borders. The illegal alien issue can only be resolved by separating the two issues of border security. One is the illegal aliens who are already here, and two is stopping the illegal entry. The first thing that should be done is to close/secure the border. When that is done then we can address the issue of dealing with those who are already here. It is stupid to try to talk of amnesty or citizenship as long as the borders remain open and millions of aliens are sneaking in to our country.

The end of the first week of the debate over immigration reform proved that it is the roller derby of public policy debates for Republicans and Democrats alike.

Louisiana Senator David Vitter was the first to provide a face plant and skid over the rails. The blowback directed at Vitter for mocking Marco Rubio was intense, and the penalty box includes a copy of An American Son for reading. “Naïve” about immigration doesn’t work well with the son of immigrants.

More seriously, Senator Schumer may have declared immigration reform over before it began...