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A Moral Question for the GOP

mlimbolimbo Wrote: Aug 18, 2012 12:45 PM
Ms. Chavez misses one of the larger points. We are the overflow for Mexico. The unhappy, dissatisfied and unemployed in that country come here. Until that overflow is stopped, Mexico will have no reason or manpower to clean their own house/country. Far from being humanitarian, providing refuge for millions of dissatisfied Mexican citizens extends the power of the corrupt in that country causing untold suffering and death. On another point: I once thought that we could allow a shortcut to citizenship for military service, but I now believe that loyalty to country should be proven in citizenship before a man takes up arms for our country. We don't need an army of people with questionable loyalties.

Many conservatives reject President Obama's recent policy to defer action against illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children. But as a conservative who supports the president's decision, I think it's important to seriously engage the arguments both for and against the policy.

First, let me explain what the Obama program does and does not do. It explicitly does not grant legal status to any group, even those who came illegally as infants or children. Those who are eligible for deferred action are given no path to permanent residency or to citizenship. They are not eligible for...