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A Losing Immigration Strategy

Rock Strongo Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 8:38 AM
"Why we should be reluctant to accept these striving newcomers, who almost invariably work hard and stay out of trouble, is a puzzle." There may have been a time when illegals "almost invariably" worked hard and stayed out of trouble, but that time is long gone. Now, they are far more likely than natives to collect government benefits (geez, Obama was running radio ads IN MEXICO instructing them how to do so), Latino gang violence has become a huge problem throughout the Southwest, California's prisons are filled with illegals, and hospitals in the Southwest are going broke because they have become a de facto Mexican healthcare system where as many as 70% of the births are to the children of illegals. Chapman is a joke.
Everyone in Washington is showing new interest in immigration reform. President Barack Obama needs to do something to cement the loyalty of Hispanics, who did so much to re-elect him. Republicans seem to grasp that they had better soften their hard line unless they want to forfeit any hope with Latinos and Asian-Americans.

Both sides also agree that a balanced, two-part approach is in order: stricter enforcement and improved border security on one hand and a pathway to legalization on the other. It's an excellent plan -- except for that first part.

To say we need more enforcement to seal the border is...