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Incoherent Immigration Reform

Jim88 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 9:32 AM
First things first, enforce the immigration laws already on the books, while we are doing that lets declare the entire US-Mexican Border area a joint US military training base; carve out corridors for border crossing areas for the US Border Patrol and Immigration Agents to police and start military training exercises all along the border in what is essentially a military training base for which security is maintained by a joint military security force which would dovetail into training for securing areas already cleared by combat operations to keep insurgents out (illegals in this case). The government has enough land to do land swaps for privately held land, and I am sure the land owners would be happy to not be burdened by illegals.
loadstar Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 11:07 AM
Would that we could REALLY secure the border, but Mexicans KNOW that the ObaMessiah laughs at enforcement...he rightly sees ILLEGAL alien Hispanics as natural Big Guvment dependents, i.e., democrat voters.

One of his first official acts as he slithered into office in 2009 was stopping construction of the border fence.

Might a proper fence work? Ask the Israeli's...they keep out those willing to die to attack them.

Nothing about illegal immigration quite adds up.

Conservative corporate employers still support the idea of imported, cheap, non-union labor -- in a strange alliance with liberal activists who want the larger blocs of Latino voters that eventually follow massive influxes from Latin America.

Yet how conservative are businesses that in the past flouted federal law -- and how liberal are activists who undermined the bargaining power of American minimum-wage, entry-level workers, many of them minorities?

The remedies for illegal immigration under discussion are just as incoherent. If the government now plans to offer some foreign nationals a pathway to citizenship, does...