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The GOP's Immigration Mess

BTC2 Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 11:37 AM
"Good people who are here illegally"? How can we call them good If breaking the law is bad? On the other hand if breaking the law is not bad, the rule of law is undermined as a governing principle. What is good for the country about having people here illegally? Yes it may be "good" for the illegal but for the country it is not good (a) undermining the rule of law (b) encouraging lots of bad" people to come here and (c) overwhelming our already overburdened finances. Note that education reform is included as a solution to the problem. Aside from questioning how the rewarded lawbreaker is to be taught to be a lawabider, the cost of this "reform" will be enormous and will be paid for not by the illegal but by the US citizens.

On Saturday I will be debating Mark Kirkorian on immigration policy before the National Review Institute.

I am a "wet," on the topic. Have been since I opposed California's proposition 187 in 1994.

Mark, the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, is a "dry."

Here's the interesting thing about out "debate," to be moderated by National Review's Jim Geraghty: Even if one or the other of us succeeds in persuading everyone in the room of our point of view, it doesn't matter. Not a lick. The GOP is branded as an anti-immigrant party, especially with voters under 30, the...