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The Time For Meaningful Immigration Reform Is Now

OldMexicanblog Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 9:52 AM
Re: Clifton4, -- A Heritage Foundation study finds that the cost of amnesty would be about $1 trillion which is 70 times more than attrition through enforcement. -- That's only assuming that people receive full citizenship and access to full benefits. Besides, you don't seem to read articles before going to full-chauvinist mode: Cardenas is saying he is NOT in favor of giving citizenship and benefits to immigrants, something I agree with.
aalexander306 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 10:08 AM
OldMexican--you really think that half a loaf would benefit Republicans? Legalized illegal aliens who didn't get a path to citizenship would start demanding "civil rights". Heck, they do that now and they're not even here legally. One of the biggest obstacles to enforcement of our existing immigration laws has been repeated court challenges by groups such as the ACLU and LaRaza to ANY efforts to limit the "rights" of illegal aliens.

America has lived with a broken immigration system for at least two decades. It’s wreaked havoc in our border states and created a frustrating lawlessness that is untenable.

It's true that our country embarked on a discussion of civil rights from the late fifties through the early seventies, but for 20 years we have failed to pass any meaningful immigration reform legislation.

While there are myriad proposals floating through Washington, D.C., with regard to immigration reform, they fall into three general categories:

· Those who rant and pledge to oppose all proposals because they stand for “the rule of law.”...