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Immigration Sophistry

Paul3686 Wrote: Apr 17, 2013 8:34 AM
By what law is our government using our tax payer's money to hand out to illegal aliens? There isn't any. The federal government has worked into a feeling they are our masters. What law authorized them to give themselves a medical program superior to the common citizens. What law authorized them to give themselves a retirement program far superior to our normal Social Security program? It's time they are made to understand they are just another citizen and let them become our puppets again. They are our employees, not our employers.
Most laws are meant to stop people from doing something, and to penalize those who disregard those laws. More generally, laws are meant to protect the society from the law breakers.

But our immigration laws are different. Here the whole focus is on the "plight" of those who have broken the laws, and on what can be done to lift the stigma and ease the pressures they feel, so that they can "come out of the shadows" and "normalize" their lives.

Merely using the word "illegal" to describe their breaking the law is considered to be a sign of mean-spiritedness, if not racism....