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Better Tools for Immigration Reform Than in 1986

dreadnaught/13 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 4:51 PM
As for languge-- A citizen of this country is FREE; he and she speak any language they PLEASE. We don't have license to hate whoever speaks the language of their own people. Even a black man speaks what his slave ancestors considered the words of "our parents," and we don't discriminate against that. I can enter Oakland CA, and they say to me; Yo de man! Hi, POPS! (I'm a 75 year-old, "Pops," You hear whut Ahm sayin'???" If you don't like Spanish; Go to hell.

Yesterday, as Barack Obama called for a bipartisan immigration bill in Las Vegas and Sen. Marco Rubio called for one on Rush Limbaugh's program, the chances for passage look surprisingly good.

But in some quarters -- mostly from the right, but also from liberals like blogger Mickey Kaus -- comes a complaint that deserves to be addressed.

We tried this once already, they say, in the 1986 immigration act. We were told that in return for legalization of illegal immigrants we would get tough border control and strict enforcement against employers who hired illegals.

We got the amnesty, these folks say,...