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Sound and Fury of Immigration Debate

Surtr Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 6:21 AM
"So why not declare victory and move forward in reforming outdated laws" ? Because Hispanics are an absolute disaster by every metric: criminal, academic, welfare, income / wealth, political, and healthcare. As for the market bringing them here, yes, employers are eager to increase the labor supply and drop wages for American workers. Is that a good thing? Will consumers see a huge price savings at the store that will offset the gangs, crime, and graffiti in their neighborhoods? Of course not! The treason lobby marches on.
"Enforcement first" has become the mantra of conservatives opposed to comprehensive immigration. However, what opponents refuse to recognize is that illegal immigration is under better control today than at any point in the last half century. Last year, net immigration from Mexico was zero -- as many immigrants (legal and illegal) left the United States as came here. The flow of illegal immigrants has plummeted in the last few years -- down to the lowest level since the 1970s. What's more, the Obama administration has deported more illegal immigrants than any previous administration since the Great Depression - including 450,000 last...