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True Immigration Reform Must be Rational, Affordable, and Manageable

john653 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:16 AM
This paper is still missing the point. Its WRONG WRONG WRONG. We do not need any immigration reform. GET IT. We do not need any immigration reform. What we do need is to enforce the LAWS currently on the books. So quit trying to fool all of us saying we need 'Comprehensive Immigration Reform' , There is nothing comprehensive about it. If everbody, Republican or Democrat or Independent, are so stuck on this subject, then open the borders , eliminate the current laws and quit lying to everybody........ Then they wouldnt have to worry about enforcing anything......
jmccune Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 10:48 AM
Comprehensive Immigration Reform is obviously needed. Start by eliminating the Anchor Baby, next make being in this country illegally a felony, making it a law enforcement issue rather than an immigration issue. That would mean those that have snuck in as well as those who arrived legally but overstayed their welcome (green card, student visa, etc.). Create a method for those that are already here to become legal, with NO pathway to citizenship (possible exception would be military service).

H.L. Mencken once observed that “complex problems have simple, easy to understand, wrong answers.” In the aftermath of the 2012 elections, both political parties seem poised to implement a simple, easy to understand, and disastrous solution to our nation’s complex immigration problem.

There is no disputing that immigration reform is urgently needed. The problem is that the framework for reform, long offered by the Democratic Party and now belatedly embraced by the leadership of the Republican Party in the aftermath of an electoral defeat, is essentially our existing policy on steroids. If we are ever going to have an immigration policy...