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Immigration Gambles: Part II

ftorres Wrote: Apr 26, 2013 3:30 PM
Re: loadster, -- Oh, and I am a Ronald Reagan small guvment conservative all the way.-- I don't think you're being honest, load. -- What was Reagan's deepest regret per his former Chief Of Staff baker? -- Actually, his biggest regret - in his own words - was raising taxes after Tip O'Neall had promised him that he would work with him to lower spending. Amnesty did not cause the problems you say caused, as immigration did not explode until the housing bubble of 1990-2007, when many people were traveling to the US to work. And it wasn't until the US made it more onerous to obtain valid visas that illegal immigration really took off.

Whose interests are immigration laws supposed to serve -- and whose interests do current immigration reform proposals actually serve?

In order to have any immigration policy serve any purpose, the border must first be secured. Otherwise American immigration policy exists only on paper, and is mocked by what happens on the ground, as masses of people cross the border illegally, in disregard of whatever policies are embodied in our laws.

Moreover, all the people who cross the border from Mexico are not Mexican. They can easily include Middle East terrorists. The fact that this obvious threat has been blithely ignored for years, in...