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A Moral Question for the GOP

canine34 Wrote: Aug 17, 2012 9:26 PM
Yes, and when they grow up, live, and train in the United States, win an Olympic medal and then waive the MEXICAN flag, we'll all be reminded how much they love this country.

Many conservatives reject President Obama's recent policy to defer action against illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children. But as a conservative who supports the president's decision, I think it's important to seriously engage the arguments both for and against the policy.

First, let me explain what the Obama program does and does not do. It explicitly does not grant legal status to any group, even those who came illegally as infants or children. Those who are eligible for deferred action are given no path to permanent residency or to citizenship. They are not eligible for...