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True Immigration Reform Must be Rational, Affordable, and Manageable

PhillupSpace2 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 2:40 AM
It is not in the best interest of Americans nor is it in the best interest of the free world that we become another Mexico. I have lived in southern California most of the time since 1970 and helped our cleaning lady get her citizenship after the Reagan amnesty. I don't hate these people but we are demonstrating that we have to borrow money to purchase our own daily bread! When the floods of Europeans arrived in the 1800s 70% of america's jobs could be done by a person that couldn't read! The were very little different in educational level. Our schools are producing 50% dropout rates among our own. We do not need more of the same.

H.L. Mencken once observed that “complex problems have simple, easy to understand, wrong answers.” In the aftermath of the 2012 elections, both political parties seem poised to implement a simple, easy to understand, and disastrous solution to our nation’s complex immigration problem.

There is no disputing that immigration reform is urgently needed. The problem is that the framework for reform, long offered by the Democratic Party and now belatedly embraced by the leadership of the Republican Party in the aftermath of an electoral defeat, is essentially our existing policy on steroids. If we are ever going to have an immigration policy...