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Repeat of 1986: Citizenship to Come First, Border Security Later

Tasha Tchin Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 5:36 PM
The illegals are already living on the taxpayer's teet. Perhaps we have forgotten about the refundable child tax credits being accessed to the tune of tens of billions of dollars by illegal alien ITIN tax filers who claim five-figure payments for imagined relatives still living in Mexico. Then there are all those babies being born in US hospitals to illegal alien parents who access medicaid to pay for their US-born faux-citizen children's delivery and pre-natal care, plus all the food-stamp and section 8 housing benefits these impoverished illegals claim for their American-born children. Additionally, the taxpayers pay for the education of both the illegals' foreign-born and US-born children, including free breakfasts, lunches, snacks.

UPDATE: During an interview on The Ed Morrissey Show, Rubio said he would not support any legislation that does not guarantee enforcement and border security before the Green Card process starts. 

"We have to make sure this law is structured in a way that guarantees enforcement," Rubio said, adding if we don't do both, enforcement and citizenship, we'll see another wave of undocumented people in the future.

Legislation is expected in March and possibly introduced to the Senate floor in April. President Obama will release his plan for immigration reform tomorrow.


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