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Immigration Reform Is Pro-Growth

Chicken George Wrote: May 12, 2013 12:40 AM
Poor, illiterate, non english speaking, dependent on entitlements, how do construe that as "pro-growth?" What happens when they bring in grandma, grandpa, and their 35 cousins?
oracle1 in Atlanta Wrote: May 12, 2013 11:52 AM

REAL immigration reform:

1) We need almost entirely EDUCATED immigrants; change our legal policy back to emphasize that, as it did before 1965, NOT family reunification which has simply populated the dependent underclass. Attach green cards to graduate degrees granted in math and the sciences.

2) pass national E-verify to assure (and require) workplace enforcement...simple and inexpensive; we show valid I.D just to buy groceries!

3) Finish the fully-funded border fence; it works in San Diego; it need not go the whole length of the border; parts are impassable

4) Clamp down on welfare services going ILLEGALLY to non-citizens

Do THESE things, and ILLEGALS will repatriate attritively...just as they got THEIR expense and trouble

At the end of the day, the battle over immigration reform is not about dollars and cents. It’s about the soul of a nation. President Reagan reminded us that America must remain a “beacon” and a “shining city on a hill” for immigrants who renew our great country with their energy while adding to economic growth and prosperity.
And here’s a quote from Jack Kemp: “Americans and immigrants share the same value of work, family, and opportunity. There is no reason to fear the newcomers arriving on our shores today. If anything,...