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Voters Understand the Immigration Debate; Politicians Don't

Troy152 Wrote: Apr 27, 2012 9:32 AM
Why is this even in court?If you are an illegal person that is living and working in the USA you should be deported,that day none of this going to court stuff..If you can't prove you are here legally then out you go, with only the clothes on your back.Americans have to show their ID all the time,so showing proof is a no brainer,They say illegals pay taxes how? no SS card How does an illegal get a drivers license with no SS nunber?Why does the USA have to play with the illegals?just deport them they are breaking our laws..Illegal is illegal which means illegal
LAPhil Wrote: Apr 27, 2012 9:44 AM
I agree, Troy. They need to get in line like those who are playing by the rules and want to come here legally without jumping the line. When you reward people for breaking the law you just encourage more people to do so. It's not a matter of waiting until the borders are secured first. The status of those who are already here illegally needs to be dealt with now, not later.

As the U.S. Supreme Court wrestles with the Obama administration's challenge of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigration, the overall issue of immigration remains misunderstood by both political parties in Washington.

Many Washington Republicans confuse voter opposition to illegal immigration with opposition to all immigration. Their remarks often contain an ugly tone toward those who want to come to America.

Many Washington Democrats confuse public respect for hardworking immigrants with a belief that borders and immigration laws don't matter. Their remarks often contain an ugly tone toward those who believe the nation's immigration laws should be enforced.

On the issues before the...