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A Losing Immigration Strategy

Steve1201 Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 4:33 PM
So Chapman's "solution" is to open the flood gates, allow anyone and everyone to come here, and totally abandon the rule of law. Never mind that no other nation in the world with a functioning government does so, never mind that illegal aliens are straining the nation's infrastrucure using services they cannot pay for, or that the border is so lax terrorists can come across. Certainly an open borders policy would be a big mistake for Republicans. It did them no good whatever when President Reagan gave blanket amnesty and the Democrat congress reneged on it's pledge to tighten enforcement.
man of steel Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 5:30 PM
Over half of illegals in our country today came here after 9/11/01. Think about that. How many of those illegals are, or could be, terrorists from countries other than Mexico. It's bad enough that we let anyone from Mexico come here, but nobody knows where these people originate from. Americans are subjected to fondling and see-through screenings at airports every day, yet people that are sworn to kill us can just walk through our southern border.
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...