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The GOP's Immigration Mess

retire05 Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 11:29 AM
The fact that in-migration has slowed and out-migration has increased since the downturn in our economy, especially in the construction industry, is a clear example that illegals are not here to be become citizens. They are here to work,, and to send that money back to their native country. Just check the stats on how much money is sent out of our country every year going to Mexico, Honduras, Guatamala, et al. When the unemployment rate in Mexico is lower than ours, it should speak volumes.
loadstar Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 11:38 AM
A recent accounting showed some $30 BILLION a year (much of it untaxed also) flowing back to Latin America from ILLEGAL aliens...$16 B. of that flows to Mexico, surpassing oil exports as Mexico's greatest source of external income.

Mexico also LOVES to send its poorest and most ignorant up here-- we serve as Mexico's welfare department. It hands out handbills to nascent border jumpers explaining how to get jobs here, how to avoid capture, how to milk American welfare, and how to send $ back to Mexico.

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...