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A Losing Immigration Strategy

John C6 Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 8:20 PM
What do we tell legal immigrants? ' Rightwingnuts ' oppose illegal immigration. We support legal immigration. If we're going to allow foreigners to break our laws, why not allow BP to dump oil in the Gulf after killing 11 American workers in a rig explosion? - John Lepant
Everyone in Washington is showing new interest in immigration reform. President Barack Obama needs to do something to cement the loyalty of Hispanics, who did so much to re-elect him. Republicans seem to grasp that they had better soften their hard line unless they want to forfeit any hope with Latinos and Asian-Americans.

Both sides also agree that a balanced, two-part approach is in order: stricter enforcement and improved border security on one hand and a pathway to legalization on the other. It's an excellent plan -- except for that first part.

To say we need more enforcement to seal the border is...