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Is Tougher Border Enforcement a Prerequisite for Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

HerbShriner Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 1:27 PM
F u k Rubio. Who does this self-appointed don think he is? Speaking on behalf of the real American public we want our borders closed and illegals sent back. Does Rubio have S H I T for brains.
spectator2 Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 9:30 PM
Oh, yes, and he always has had. Not all us Republicans in Florida voted for the scum; we knew what he was all about. A curious thing, though. He really won over a load of gullible "conservatives". He was once their darling. Still is, to some of them. I used to write about him on this very board, and was called a troll and a racist. Hope people have awakened to the truth. As a matter of fact, I can actually remember people wanting HIM to be the presidential candidate rather than Romney. After all, that mean old Romney wanted illegals to self-deport via E-Verify. What a nonsensical position on the issue. (Sarcasm off.)

The "comprehensive" label would suggest that beefed up border security would be at least one integral part of any final reform package, and rest assured that everyone on all sides of the debate will at least claim that it is.  The real question is whether achieving certain concrete benchmarks will be meaningfully required before other elements of the law are triggered, such as starting the clock on a multi-year path to citizenship for illegals.  Virtually every Republican says yes.  Barack Obama (for now) and Janet Napolitano say no.  Chuck Schumer and other Democrats say maybe-ish.  Plus, preliminary legalization...