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The GOP's Immigration Mess

retire05 Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 11:53 AM
Immigration is NOT an individual rights issue when it comes to violating the laws of the nation you want to immigrate to. And you seem to think that immigration laws should benefit the immigrant, not the host nation. Unfortunately, you have it backwards. As to your speed limit example: just try exceeding a school zone speed limit. Do it every day for a year. You see, entering our nation illegally is one violation; every day you remain here illegally is another violate. What do you think would happen to you if every day you drove 50 mph through a school zone? You would be enjoying three hots and a cot.

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...