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A Moral Question for the GOP

ftorres Wrote: Aug 18, 2012 11:28 AM
-- Many conservatives reject President Obama's recent policy to defer action against illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children. -- Many "Conservatives" are nothing more than Progressives in drag. Anti-immigration bias stems directly from economic protectionism (that is, economic fallacy) and simple chauvinism, all the staples of Progressivism. Most contemporary anti-immigration laws and quotas were the DIRECT RESULT of Progressive policies, starting in 1924. You can't have the promised Paradise On Earth if it's "soiled" by foreigners, especially if these are *gasp!* Catholic! OMG! True Conservatives respect NATURAL Law, limited government and freedoms. Faux conservatives are nothing more than socialists.

Many conservatives reject President Obama's recent policy to defer action against illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children. But as a conservative who supports the president's decision, I think it's important to seriously engage the arguments both for and against the policy.

First, let me explain what the Obama program does and does not do. It explicitly does not grant legal status to any group, even those who came illegally as infants or children. Those who are eligible for deferred action are given no path to permanent residency or to citizenship. They are not eligible for...