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Immigration Reform Is Pro-Growth

geezer117 Wrote: May 11, 2013 10:44 AM
For such a smart guy, Larry missed the elephant in the room. This bill, like the 1986 amnesty, guarantees citizenship but does not have teeth to stop more illegal immigration. When Rubio et. al. confirm to all the world's poor that every person who can live here illegally will eventually become a US citizen, don't you suppose illegal immigration will increase even further than now? Whether they cross the border in the night or simply stay after their visa expires, they will eventually become US citizens. Plus their spouses, children, perhaps even their parents and siblings. This is not pro-growth, this is national suicide.
oracle1 in Atlanta Wrote: May 11, 2013 11:29 AM
When Zogby polled them down in Mexico, over HALF of their 110 million mostly poor and too often ignorant said that another amnesty would make them more likely also to jump our border.

The Heritage Foundation calculates that amnesty for 12 million would mean 100 million net new poor and often ignorant within 20 years, mainly due to "chain migration" of myriad relatives.

http://www.heritage.org/Research/Immigration/wm1076.cfm

http://www.heritage.org/Research/Immigration/SR14es.cfm

La Reconquista proceeds...and the demise of what had made America great as we degrade into a Third World mess like they come from.

At the end of the day, the battle over immigration reform is not about dollars and cents. It’s about the soul of a nation. President Reagan reminded us that America must remain a “beacon” and a “shining city on a hill” for immigrants who renew our great country with their energy while adding to economic growth and prosperity.
 
And here’s a quote from Jack Kemp: “Americans and immigrants share the same value of work, family, and opportunity. There is no reason to fear the newcomers arriving on our shores today. If anything,...