Allowing the lawbreaker to obtain legal status in the end (a) cheapens legal status for both the citizen and the legal immigrant and (b) encourages more lawbreaking not just by other illegals but by the population in general. The author fails to consider this cost as well as the huge additional costs incurred by law enforcement and social agencies to support the large number of illegal immigrants in our society. A fundamental presuppposition in that we are a country of laws and lawabiders. When this is lost, the character of our country is changed.
Latinos are religious, morally conservative and tend disproportionately to join the military. They also tend to be hard working and entrepreneurial. Do we really have too many of them?
Do we really want to pack them up, forcibly, by the millions in the greatest forced migration in human history? How many are there, 15, maybe 20 million? No one has ever moved 15 million people against their will. No one has ever moved half that many without concentration camps, forced marches of one form or another and mass death through plague.
If there’s another way to do it, please...
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