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Better Tools for Immigration Reform Than in 1986

iprazhm Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 4:57 PM
There you go again, talking like the progressive you are. If someone sneaks into your house and steals your food, your tv, your children's bicycle, your wallet or your wife's purse, that theif is no different than the illegal alien that sneaks into our country, steals and ID, steals welfare, HUD housing, jobs or all the other services and items they steal. Gee I feel like I'm talking to a little kid...no wait, even children know that it is wrong to steal and that punishment must come. There is no excuse for you.

Yesterday, as Barack Obama called for a bipartisan immigration bill in Las Vegas and Sen. Marco Rubio called for one on Rush Limbaugh's program, the chances for passage look surprisingly good.

But in some quarters -- mostly from the right, but also from liberals like blogger Mickey Kaus -- comes a complaint that deserves to be addressed.

We tried this once already, they say, in the 1986 immigration act. We were told that in return for legalization of illegal immigrants we would get tough border control and strict enforcement against employers who hired illegals.

We got the amnesty, these folks say,...