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A Losing Immigration Strategy

Words Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 8:02 AM
Let's just hope the walls around the country don't get so high, that we can't get out.
RickeyB Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 12:17 PM
I think that has already happened. I'm pretty sure it is a Federal offense to leave the country without a Passport, and I believe you also have to have authorization to leave (an Exit Visa???). Don't other countries require that you have a visa (they grant) to enter their country? If you just walk across the border into Mexico, you are an Illegal Alien in Mexico and they will arrest you!
Everyone in Washington is showing new interest in immigration reform. President Barack Obama needs to do something to cement the loyalty of Hispanics, who did so much to re-elect him. Republicans seem to grasp that they had better soften their hard line unless they want to forfeit any hope with Latinos and Asian-Americans.

Both sides also agree that a balanced, two-part approach is in order: stricter enforcement and improved border security on one hand and a pathway to legalization on the other. It's an excellent plan -- except for that first part.

To say we need more enforcement to seal the border is...