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Conservatives and Citizenship

jmg11 Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 11:54 AM
Senora Chavez, Thank you for, "As a conservative (with the battle scars to prove it),..." …of course you are, darling. Of course, you are a conservative. Yeah, right. Please go away and enlist on the other side, where you can do us some good. Nag them about deporting illegal aliens. Damnocrats will show you that their sole purpose with illegal aliens is to get them as voters. I know you won’t do it, so, OK, I’ll see you next month.

Jeb Bush's recent backtracking on the question of whether we should grant legal residency but withhold citizenship to the 11 million illegal immigrants living in the country today is far less draconian than some advocates for legalization are claiming. It is an idea that has been floated by others who support legalization, including scholar Peter Skerry of Boston College.

As Skerry points out in a recent article for National Affairs, not all immigrants -- and certainly not all of those who came here illegally -- want to become citizens. In 1986, when Congress granted legal status to approximately three million...