In response to:

A Moral Question for the GOP

Hope Springs Eternal Wrote: Aug 18, 2012 9:09 AM
Linda, Bless you. You are a talented and interesting writer. I agree with you in principle but not in specifics. We have far too many illegals here and our politicians have no desire to fix this. Illegals should get no free government benefits - no medical care, no education, no housing assistance. Business should face heavy fines and even criminal charges for employing illegals - especially the Hollywood celebs who employ them as gardeners, nannies and upstairs maids. Do this FIRST and then we can discuss what to do with our 'innocent squatters'.

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...