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GOP-Style Immigration

restoreliberty Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 12:46 AM
programs. They should not be allowed to stay if they are on welfare and all benefits should be cut off, get a job or get on the bus. All employers ought to fined and fined heavily for hiring illegal immigrants and schools should have to report students in their classrooms illegally. If there is to be reform there has to be a mechanism for paying back to society the tax dollars that have been spent on providing them support, education, and medical care. We should not be growing an underclass of people, a hand up is one thing but continue to hand out is bankrupting us.
Conservative abroad Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 2:39 AM
Remember the number of Legal Permanent Residents we bring in each month (about 100,000) when you hear the jobs report. Anything less than 100,000 is a negative to immigration.
Conservative abroad Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 2:37 AM
You can't legalize them. If you reward law breaking, you just get more of it. Reagan's Amnesty was supposed to be for 1 million illegals and it turned out that there were 3 million who took it. Now we have "supposedly" 11 million illegals when we know it's at least double that number. There is no moral reason to legalize them either because we already bring in over 1 million legal permanent residents and over 1 million legal temporary residents each year which is more than every other country in the world combined. They have a legal route, they chose the illegal route.

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