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The GOP's Immigration Mess

retire05 Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 10:31 AM
Mr. Hewitt, let me see if I understand your argument correctly: you say that we need to legalize all those who violated our sovereinty by entering our nation without our government's permission because of our abortion laws? So you are going to argue that one bad law, permitting the murder of millions of the next generation is cause to allow another bad law that will cause a rush across our borders that looks like the Oklahoma land rush? Then you tie success into even more involvement by the federal government in the public school systems? I have to ask; were you drinking when you wrote this article? First of all, the public school systems are the purview of the various counties and municipalities all across the nation.
retire05 Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 10:39 AM
Next, if children in Chicago, or L.A., are doomed to failing schools, it is not the fault of the federal government, but the fault of the school boards, the teachers and the parents of those children. Injecting even more power to the federal government over our educational systems is just another nanny state program.
But the most insulting part of your article is that you argue it from a point of what is best for the GOP, not what is best for the citizens of the United States. Illegal immigration not only imports workers, it imports rape, murder, drunk drivers, and various other criminal activies. It depletes government resources by allowing illegals to collect social welfare benefits that were designed for U.S. citizens,
retire05 Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 10:46 AM
Not the citizens of other nations. It strains our emergency rooms, and causes the cost of health care insurance to increase for everyone else as that lost money has to be made up by hospitals/clinics some way in order for them to keep their doors open. It forces school districts to pick up the tab for having ESL teachers, making citizens pay for the education of illegals.

And you seem to operate under the same false impression as our compadres on the left, that the goal for illegals is to become a citizen. I suggest you research a Pew Hispanic Research Center study that debunks that myth.
retire05 Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 10:49 AM
Illegal immigration is a bane on society. No other nation is as tolerant as we are of law breakers. The benefit (which you seem to think is an increased work force) does not offset the cost. And I find it ironic you did not address the problem of chain migration. So we give some kid who was brought here at age 5 a pass, but then due to chain migration, his parents are given a pass, his older brother, who is now a L.A. MS-13 gangbanger, gets a pass, his uncle, who has previously been ordered to deport, a pass.
retire05 Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 10:54 AM
You want to fix the problem of illegal immigration? Here are some ways:

#1 SEAL THE BORDER
#2 deny any social welfare to illegals. California is going broke partially due to its lax rules on soclal welfear.
#3 end chain migration
#4 allow the Border Patrol, and ICE to do their jobs
#5 punish, to the full extent of the law, employers who knowingly hire illegals
#6 allow voter I.D. laws in every state
#7 bill those nations whose citizens break our laws by coming here illegally, for the cost of those citizens and/or withhold any foreign aid to those nations until they stop the flow from their side of the border

And stop worrying about what is best for the GOP and worry more what is best for the nation and accept ILLEGAL immigration is not

On Saturday I will be debating Mark Kirkorian on immigration policy before the National Review Institute.

I am a "wet," on the topic. Have been since I opposed California's proposition 187 in 1994.

Mark, the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, is a "dry."

Here's the interesting thing about out "debate," to be moderated by National Review's Jim Geraghty: Even if one or the other of us succeeds in persuading everyone in the room of our point of view, it doesn't matter. Not a lick. The GOP is branded as an anti-immigrant party, especially with voters under 30, the...