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Marco Rubio Shows the Moral Courage To Fix An Old, Horrible, Secret Immigration Deal

rmoffett Wrote: Apr 24, 2013 7:17 AM
Of course there is mistrust over immigration. Those proposing increases in immigration have denied any negative results from immigration and demonized all critics of increased immigration for decades. Here is what Sen. Ted Kennedy said of the 1965 Immigration Act he introduced in Congress in 1965. "First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same.... Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset.... Contrary to the charges in some quarters, [the bill] will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and deprived nations of Africa and Asia....

Marco Rubio came under intense fire from the Heritage Foundation last week for his stance in favor of a comprehensive immigration reform. Reform, as it must, includes a path to earn citizenship for illegal aliens who can prove themselves otherwise of good character. Heritage launched a blistering attack on Rubio. Rubio, not Heritage, is on the right track.

There was an unclean deal on immigration reform almost thirty years ago, details here revealed for perhaps the first time. It needs to be cleaned up. Rubio’s way is the right way. The 1986 immigration reform legislation signed into law, by President Reagan,...