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The GOP's Immigration Mess

jwbales Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 11:39 AM
Immigration is an individual rights issue--the right to move yourself and your family to an environment where you can get ahead by hard work and industriousness. Setting a quota to a tiny percentage of those who wish to move here violates the rights of honest hard-working people. Those coming here illegally would prefer to come here legally, but they are not allowed to because of our insane quota system. It's akin to putting a 15 mph speed limit on the interstate highways. If you want to have scoff-laws, pass a stupid law.
Dean284 Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 12:29 PM
Try illegally getting citizenship in Mexico, enough, all you guys who want this adopt them and thier familys. You take care of them. No you want me to pay for them.
R. Keith Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 11:54 AM
jw..immigration is NOT an individual rights issue..every NATION on the globe determines its immigration policies..is the immigration policy of the US screwed up?..possibly..we could try enforcing current immigration law, or Congress can work on behalf of the citizenry to affect a better immigration policy..but DO NOT state the situation as an individual rights issue..that is demeaning to those of us with functioning gray matter, and I am concerned about your gray mater working at all.
retire05 Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 11:53 AM
Immigration is NOT an individual rights issue when it comes to violating the laws of the nation you want to immigrate to. And you seem to think that immigration laws should benefit the immigrant, not the host nation. Unfortunately, you have it backwards.

As to your speed limit example: just try exceeding a school zone speed limit. Do it every day for a year. You see, entering our nation illegally is one violation; every day you remain here illegally is another violate. What do you think would happen to you if every day you drove 50 mph through a school zone? You would be enjoying three hots and a cot.

On Saturday I will be debating Mark Kirkorian on immigration policy before the National Review Institute.

I am a "wet," on the topic. Have been since I opposed California's proposition 187 in 1994.

Mark, the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, is a "dry."

Here's the interesting thing about out "debate," to be moderated by National Review's Jim Geraghty: Even if one or the other of us succeeds in persuading everyone in the room of our point of view, it doesn't matter. Not a lick. The GOP is branded as an anti-immigrant party, especially with voters under 30, the...