Reader comment on: Obama's Immigration Angle
Submitted by Fast Eddie (United States), Oct 20, 2011 11:32
I hope the Politico story is correct. Immigration has become, like
Social Security, a third-rail in politics. There will be no 'comprehensive'
immigration legislation because 'comprehensive' is a code word for
giving amnesty to the 12 million illegals already here and the majority of
voters oppose it. Indeed, some polls even show a majority of legal immigrants
opposing amnesty for their illegal brethen. Immigration reform cannot happen
without Republican support and Republican voters learned their lesson when
Reagan, in 1986, gave amnesty to 3 million illegals in exchange for closing the
borders to further illegals, which, of course, never happened. Even McCain, once
a strong supporter of amnesty, is now against it until the border is closed to illegals.
All of the legislation in coming years will be at the state level, with states enacting
laws that make life uncomfortable for anyone here illegally. Irrespective of court
challenges funded by immigrant groups, the courts won't be able to hold back the
tide at the state level of anti-illegal laws. If Obama is silly enough to push for laws
favorable to illegals he will only add to the reasons for people to vote against him.
He's made a mess of everything else he's touched, so why not immigration ! What
he should be doing is pushing for much higher quotas for legal immigrants with
advanced degrees in engineering and the sciences who have become essential to
the growth of the high tech industry.
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|The pitch [49 words]||ben||Oct 20, 2011 14:05|
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|⇒ Immigration [242 words]||Fast Eddie||Oct 20, 2011 11:32|
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