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Schumer: We Won't Let Border Security Block the Path to Citizenship

RiffRaff Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 2:07 AM
There is a path to citizenship. It serves the needs of the US. Law abiding people are not now blocked. The system may not be efficient given the applicants and it may be restrictive, but how is that the US's disadvantage? The 'right' people, the people who serve the needs of the US gain entry. So, what's the problem that Schumer and his ilk are trying to solve? A borderless land like parts of tortured Europe? Is that the American way? Why must the US follow Europe? What makes Europe the obvious world leader?

The bipartisan immigration reform plan introduced by eight senators earlier this week included two major things: The first being border security and enforcement of the law. The second, giving 11 million illegal immigrants a new path to citizenship. In order to prevent another 1986, when Ronald Reagan traded amnesty for a false promise of border security, and in order to move forward in a bipartisan fashion, the enforcement part of the plan must take place.

But speaking earlier today on Capitol Hill Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer, who helped introduce the bipartisan plan, said border security would not get in...