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The GOP's Immigration Mess

Floridastorm Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 8:26 AM
It's so simple even a democrat could understand it. Enforce the laws against hiring illegals and stop all public assistance to them. When they can't get a job and they can't get welfare, food stamps, AFDC, medical care, etc., they will self deport. At least in Mexico they would be able to work at something. Penalties for hiring illegals have to be very tough. Huge fines, for first time offenses, and then loss of business license for anything after that. If hospitals and doctors want to treat them there would be no reimbursement by either the government or insurance companies. No more anchor babies, either. Until these measures are taking seriously, which they won't be, then nothing will change.
GRusling Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 9:05 AM
Very good, but you should have also mentioned that unemployment in Mexico these days is about 4.5%, and that's a lot better than in the U.S..

Hispanic Americans, today report more "illegal aliens" to the police than do Anglo Americans. The vast majority of illegal aliens entering today, are not from Mexico, or any other nation that borders the U.S.. Think about what that means...

On Saturday I will be debating Mark Kirkorian on immigration policy before the National Review Institute.

I am a "wet," on the topic. Have been since I opposed California's proposition 187 in 1994.

Mark, the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, is a "dry."

Here's the interesting thing about out "debate," to be moderated by National Review's Jim Geraghty: Even if one or the other of us succeeds in persuading everyone in the room of our point of view, it doesn't matter. Not a lick. The GOP is branded as an anti-immigrant party, especially with voters under 30, the...