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The GOP's Immigration Mess

loadstar Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 9:25 AM
45caliber Wrote: Keep in mind that the illegal problem is NOT that they want to immigrate here. Most do NOT want to be American citizens! They want to make lots of money (compared to what they can make in their own countries), save it, and then go back to their own countries to retire. The last figure I heard was that $100,000 in a bank would allow a Mexican family to retire in luxury for the rest of their lives. Some of their kids, particularly those born here who attend school, consider themselves American, but very few of those who crossed the border do. So they cannot be compared, as libs like to do, to those who emigrated to the US a hundred years ago or more.
loadstar Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 9:26 AM
Salient points, 45caliber...worse still, quisling Dubya quietly signed the agreement to pay those working here ILLEGALLY S.S. when they come of age, even though they have returned to Mexico, etc.

We needed another challenge to the solvency of S.S.!

But Obama has also been traitorous...he has appeared in ads with Mexican presidente Calderon (just replaced) telling Mexico's poor that they will get Food Stamps when they come on up!

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...