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Let Obama be Obama

Kepha Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 10:00 AM
Well, speaking as an old consular officer, resident of a heavily immigrant neighborhood, husband.brother-in-law/tather-in-law of legal immigrants, translator (Chinese-English documents), and ESOL teacher, a pathway to citizenship for LEGAL immigrants has never been a problem. Any foreigner who immigrates to the USA by the legal route faces the option of naturalization after five years id he so chooses, or after three if the spouse of a US citizen. A lawful permanent resident ("green card" holder) can also be expeditiously naturalized should he join the armed services of the USA. Hence, a "pathway to citizenship" for legal immigrants isn't a subject for negotiation--save between the legal immigrant and the US government; and it's the lega
Kepha Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 10:03 AM
A "pathway to citizenship" for legal immigrants isn't a subject for negotiation, save between the legal immigrant who's been here for five + years and the US government; and it's the legal immigrant's call.

I say that the issue the Republicans ought to raise is the conspiracy of the media and Democratic Party to make "immigrant" and "undocumented alien" synonymous. If the Republican Party had the brains of a goose, it would savage Democratic activists everywhere for both insulting legal immigrants and encouraging the undermining federal law.

After his party's devastating setback in the 2010 midterm elections, Barack Obama was re-elected earlier this month by painting his Republican opponents as heartless in favoring lower taxes for the rich. They were portrayed as nativists for opposing the Dream Act amnesty for illegal immigrants, and as callous in battling the federal takeover of health care.

Republicans countered with arguments that higher taxes on the employer class hurt the economy in general. They assumed most voters knew that amnesties are euphemisms for undermining federal law and in the past have had the effect of promoting more illegal immigration. They tried...