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The GOP's Immigration Mess

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.

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...