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Legalization-First Could Scuttle Immigration Plan

loadstar Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 5:58 AM
A REAL problem for conservatives is that the Left snookered us with the changes in the immigration laws which took place in 1965. As late as 1980, Hispanics were just 2% of the population and they WERE conservative, with traditional values. But immigration, with a new emphasis on family unification versus traits which would benefit America (education, skill set), has soared the number of Hispanics to 16%--> an 8-fold increase. The new Hispanic millions are usually poor and often ignorant and recently frequently ILLEGAL...it is THEY who have so altered America so suddenly. Conservatives CANNOT appeal to these naturally guvment-dependent types. Surveys show that 70% of ILLEGALS came here for the Big Guvment giveaways, NOT for jobs.
To hear Sen. Charles Schumer tell it, lawmakers crafting an immigration reform bill will focus on two big tasks. "First, defining metrics that demonstrate that the border is secure," the New York Democrat explained at a Jan. 31 news conference. "Second, defining exactly what the path to citizenship looks like and how it proceeds."

For Schumer and some Senate colleagues, that is the short version of immigration reform: first, border security, and second, a path to citizenship.

But immigration reform as envisioned by the so-called Gang of Eight is actually a three-step process. Schumer left out the first part: immediate...