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Deconstructing Opposition to Immigration Reform One Crack at a Time

Mike4603 Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 1:15 PM
Any piece of legislation thar has "Comprehinsive" attached to it, scares the hell out of me. Absolutley nothing should be on the table till the borders are controled.
WASHINGTON - The immigration reform battle in the Senate will be won or lost on the Republican side of the aisle where the GOP is increasingly divided on the issue.

Little more than a year ago, with few exceptions, that wasn't the case. Immigration reform was going nowhere and conservatives were pretty much in lock-step against any changes beyond strengthening border security.

Then came the crowded field candidates in the 2012 Republican presidential primary debates, and wide cracks began appearing in the GOP's position, especially among major conservative leaders.

Mitt Romney, for all the good it did him, took the hard-core,...