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Repeat of 1986: Citizenship to Come First, Border Security Later

carlos j. Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 10:58 AM
Let's be real, the financial obligations put on illegal immigrants to qualify under this so called reform will result in a small amount of takers. It has been illegal SINCE 1986 for employers to hire illegal aliens, yet this section of the immigration law was constantly violated , and little if no enforcement of law was carried out. START with strict enforcement of E-verify for any new employee and subsequent verification of ALL employees if reform is to come about.
Carl469 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 5:03 PM
The thing about E-Verify is that it works and it's cheap to use. It really does deter employers from hiring illegals. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that it is a litmus test to see if someone is really serious about immigration reform. If they're against making E-Verify permanent, they shouldn't be taken seriously on anything pertaining to the subject.

UPDATE: During an interview on The Ed Morrissey Show, Rubio said he would not support any legislation that does not guarantee enforcement and border security before the Green Card process starts. 

"We have to make sure this law is structured in a way that guarantees enforcement," Rubio said, adding if we don't do both, enforcement and citizenship, we'll see another wave of undocumented people in the future.

Legislation is expected in March and possibly introduced to the Senate floor in April. President Obama will release his plan for immigration reform tomorrow.

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