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Illegal Immigration Reform to Get Some Time for Debate

Wendy60 Wrote: Apr 11, 2013 12:58 AM
There is absolutely no duty of Americans to self-sacrifice for the freedom of foreigners. Yes, it would be great if we could open up everything, but we simply cannot at this time. 139 million people want to come here, including 5 million from Mexico and 19 million Chinese. Figure that >60% will vote Democrat. It would be a catastrophe if we took the unconditional open borders principle to its logical conclusion; instant decline. People preaching that have an evil, nihilistic, anti-self-interest morality whether they realize it or not. Lawmakers need to respect this reality and start freeing up the *American* economy, including abolishing the welfare/entitlement state, before they look to grant more freedom to foreigners. Then we talk.

According to POLITICO, the Gang of 8 is expected to release their illegal immigration reform plan as soon as Thursday with mark-ups beginning the first week of May. This gives at least some time for debate on the issue, which has been in question since Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy has indicated no plans to slow down the process. Regardless, Leahy plans to hold just one hearing on the new legislation.

The Senate’s immigration Gang of Eight plans to announce a deal within a week but a committee markup is not expected until at least...