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It’s About Trust, Not Amnesty

Clifton4 Wrote: Apr 20, 2013 2:45 PM
Employers have used the American taxpayers to supplement their illegal employees over the years so I see nothing wrong with imposing a burden on them to make sure they aren't hiring illegal aliens. Convenience stores even have to adequately check IDs to make sure they aren't selling alcohol to underage people. I respect AEI's opinion and understand nothing is perfect but I respect the Heritage Foundation more and think any problems with E-Verify can be worked out. We have to know if we are hiring illegal aliens. http://www.heritage.org/research/testimony/e-verify-challenges-amp-opportunities
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It’s About Trust, Not Amnesty

Clifton4 Wrote: Apr 20, 2013 10:19 AM
Only those who have proven they can be trusted.
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It’s About Trust, Not Amnesty

Clifton4 Wrote: Apr 20, 2013 10:18 AM
To the extent that many who are charges on taxpayers would get deported, it wouldn't happen in any mass way but eventually over time. This is called attrition through enforcement and we ought to see if that works before throwing our hands up and just allowing all 11 million to stay. Border security and enforcement shouldn't be tied to giving amnesty. Politicians take an oath to protect us and our borders therefore those things should be done anyway and should not be negotiated.
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It’s About Trust, Not Amnesty

Clifton4 Wrote: Apr 20, 2013 10:15 AM
Good analysis except for this statement, "Some believe any eventual path to citizenship regardless of whatever penalties must come first is amnesty, and therefore believe anything other than mass deportations won't suffice." I haven't heard that from anyone on the national stage - perhaps from frustrated citizens but not from any serious policy maker. Yes, we need to deport a lot of people - those who are criminal absconders and those who commit any other crimes in the future. If we are serious about E-Verify, some - especially those who have come in recent years - will go back to their native countries or somewhere else where they can find a job since they won't be able to get one here. Exceptions can be made to some others.
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GOP's Image Remake

Clifton4 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 10:14 AM
If those who entered the country illegally and those who overstayed visas are allowed to legally stay, it's an amnesty. Therefore, Rand Paul is pushing an amnesty.
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GOP's Image Remake

Clifton4 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 9:03 AM
If you think we won't give handouts to people who are here legally, you're dreaming. What's keeping U.S. citizens from employment is the massive illegal immigrant invasion from the South to the tune of 12-20 million people taking jobs. We have a border patrol that doesn't just let illegal through. We are spending lots of money to keep them out but when we fail to keep them out, we want to just forget the rule of law and allow them to stay. Unreal.
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GOP's Image Remake

Clifton4 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 8:38 AM
I certainly do not advocate being mean or mistreating illegal immigrants. In fact we, as Christians, should even forgive them. But that doesn’t mean they can stay and that we should do such things as to encourage them to stay. Certainly, after we have secured our border (there is story after story of people being arrested that have been deported a number of times) and significantly reduced the number of illegal aliens in our country, we can look at very specific situations and circumstances but this blanket amnesty is an affront to the rule of law and works against our melting pot. in favor of a balkanized country.
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GOP's Image Remake

Clifton4 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 8:36 AM
The Bible does not approve of lawbreaking, non-enforcement of duly-enacted laws or borderless nations. In fact, God scattered the world's population and created all the tongues of the world in order to undermine man’s efforts to unite in a world-wide kingdom under a false universal religion. This relates to the story of Nimrod who tried to set up the first world government and the first false religion.
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GOP's Image Remake

Clifton4 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 8:33 AM
As for immigration and the Bible, the terms “stranger” and “alien” are used to mean “foreigner” not “trespasser” or “invader.” For instance, the children of Israel were invited to Egypt and were not considered illegally in Egypt. In fact, even though they were legal, they could not even own property - they were expected to assimilate into the culture before they could receive the blessings and responsibilities of citizenship. Today, there are millions of similar law-abiding “foreigners” who wish to come to the United States and are waiting in line to get here. Meanwhile, illegal aliens – to the tune of 11-20 million – are jumping in front of them in line. These illegals have not been invited; they aren’t our guests.
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GOP's Image Remake

Clifton4 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 8:26 AM
People like Ms. Chavez can't get a few key points through their thick heads. Hispanics currently eligible to vote do not vote against Republicans because of illegal immigration. Hispanics who are currently illegal will continue to vote against Republicans once they are legalized. Illegal immigrants are killing Americans and we are talking about welcoming them with open arms. It's a little late to deport someone after they have committed some heinous crime such as murder and child rape. I could fill this space with links to stories about criminal illegal aliens from reports over just the last couple of weeks. The Heritage Foundation found that an amnesty will cost American citizenship $1 trillion, 70 times more than simply enforcing the law.
Mr. Barone, did your column ever use the word "illegal"? The committee states, "If Hispanic Americans perceive that a GOP nominee or candidate does not want them in the United States (i.e., self-deportation), they will not pay attention to our next sentence." No one has ever said that Hispanic citizens of the United States should self deport, just those who came here or stayed here illegally. That should be the same for any person of any ethnic group. To give Hispanic illegals a break because they are Hispanic is racist in itself and plays to the worst in politics. We have a rule of law. We have limited jobs and limited resources. We have a melting pot. We have a sovereign country. All those things are more important than politics.
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