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Voters Understand the Immigration Debate; Politicians Don't

Deornwulf Wrote: Apr 27, 2012 2:32 PM
Every time a group comes up with the "greatest defense," someone else develops a way to defeat it. Walls and fences will not work and would be a waste of money and lives. Looking at what is causing humans to be willing to risk so much by entering another country illegally to work is the only solution.

As the U.S. Supreme Court wrestles with the Obama administration's challenge of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigration, the overall issue of immigration remains misunderstood by both political parties in Washington.

Many Washington Republicans confuse voter opposition to illegal immigration with opposition to all immigration. Their remarks often contain an ugly tone toward those who want to come to America.

Many Washington Democrats confuse public respect for hardworking immigrants with a belief that borders and immigration laws don't matter. Their remarks often contain an ugly tone toward those who believe the nation's immigration laws should be enforced.

On the issues before the...