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Rubio's Lifeline

Skptk Wrote: Apr 27, 2012 8:10 AM
to continue 3.) below: Chavez and Ralph Abernathy led a protest march against illegal immigration at the US-Mexican border. I am pro-life, certainly not "in bed" with anyone in the Hemlock Society on that society's issues. If they're opposed to illegal immigration, I welcome their support on that issue, and they'll get no tit-for-tat on population control issues from me. 4.) "...illegally through no fault of their own..." Someone who finds himself in an illegal situation through no fault of his own has an obligation to correct that illegality. 5.) "...it would be the United States' loss, not just theirs." Probably so. And yet it would be Mexico's gain, which country needs decent citizens to help fix its problems every bit as much as we do.

Marco Rubio has thrown the GOP a lifeline; let's see whether his fellow party members are willing to grab it. The freshman U.S. senator from Florida has been a hard-line foe to illegal immigrants, both in his home state and since his election to Congress, but now he is considering drafting a new "DREAM Act," which would offer legal status to illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.

Similar efforts have failed in recent years, almost entirely because of Republican opposition. But according to the polls, most Americans favor such a measure. And passing it would be...