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Condoleezza Rice is Right About Immigration, and the Nostalgists Are Wrong

Tired in Texas Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 12:21 PM
I refuse to apologize for my stand on immigration. I welcome any immigrant who comes into this country having fulfilled all the requirements set forth by the government, which includes having a sponsor and a job. I oppose any ILLEGAL immigrant who crossed into this country, in many cases as a drug mule, openly ignoring immigration laws and performing a criminal act merely with their presence. I resent the fact that my hard earned tax dollars pay for these ILLEGALs' housing, food, schooling for their children, and medical care. I also resent the fact that the excuse is given that the ILLEGALs only do work that citizens refuse to do. Citizens aren't even given a chance at these jobs, because they would expect to be paid the legal wage,
Tired in Texas Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 12:27 PM
while ILLEGALs will work for lower wages, many times being paid in cash, contributing nothing to the government by avoiding taxes.

The law which creates "anchor babies" should be repealed. Only someone who is born in this country with at least one parent who is a citizen should be given citizenship.

On Wednesday evening former Secretary of State Condi Rice picked a fight with a large and vocal section of the Republican base, and I’m glad she did. This confrontation is long overdue. Zero-tolerance law-and-order rhetoric about the immigration issue has become the standard for talk radio and other conservative circles, and I think that this fact puts much of the conservative movement at odds with two of its most important foundations: a view of compassion derived from the Biblical tradition, and a commitment to economic freedom and limited government as an optimistic upward path to prosperity.
 
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