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Sound and Fury of Immigration Debate

elko-mike Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 1:10 AM
20,000 shoulder-fired missiles, each capable of taking down a commercial airliner, are missing from Libya. That is all the reason needed to stop the free flow of people across the Mexican border. A secure border is coupled to illegal immigration so that liberals have a bargaining chip, a hollow one. As always liberals (and Ms Chavez it seems) are not interested in a secure border. Rather they seek to grow the class of Democratic voters dependent upon the federal government.
"Enforcement first" has become the mantra of conservatives opposed to comprehensive immigration. However, what opponents refuse to recognize is that illegal immigration is under better control today than at any point in the last half century. Last year, net immigration from Mexico was zero -- as many immigrants (legal and illegal) left the United States as came here. The flow of illegal immigrants has plummeted in the last few years -- down to the lowest level since the 1970s. What's more, the Obama administration has deported more illegal immigrants than any previous administration since the Great Depression - including 450,000 last...