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A Moral Question for the GOP

jrpublic Wrote: Aug 18, 2012 1:58 PM
Based on this authors logic, should we allow children of the people who break into our homes, rob banks to keep the proceeds? What is the difference morally? Should the children of the cartels get to keep the cartels wealth after a cartel is busted? Sorry for the kids of all the above and of the illegals, but the sin of the parents is what caused the damage and discomfort. The parents can assist their children into integrating into the cultures of their own counties. The cultures they robbed their children of.

Many conservatives reject President Obama's recent policy to defer action against illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children. But as a conservative who supports the president's decision, I think it's important to seriously engage the arguments both for and against the policy.

First, let me explain what the Obama program does and does not do. It explicitly does not grant legal status to any group, even those who came illegally as infants or children. Those who are eligible for deferred action are given no path to permanent residency or to citizenship. They are not eligible for...