As an immigrant, married to a fellow immigrant, I have to say I am puzzled that some conservatives are urging the Republican Party to embrace amnesty for illegal immigration in the wake of Tuesday's election--even those who otherwise think the GOP should reaffirm its commitment to conservative principles. Doing so would gain few Hispanic votes while sacrificing more of the core supporters Republicans left at home. Yes, Democrats did better among Hispanics. They were the only ethnic group among whom Obama and his party netted more votes in 2012 than they did in 2008
Comments: Even Sean Hannity just said those here should be granted amnesty. I dread the next four years even more than the last four.
Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. Reagan agreed to an amnesty with the libtards and look what happened. I do wish 'conservatives' would learn from experience and their mistakes - the libtards DO NOT have the Republic's best interests in mind. They DO have the Republic's destruction as a goal. Let's keep that in mind.
Actually, if in turn Mexico would grant amnesty and voting rights to people sneaking into Mexico from the US we might be on to something. I am beginning to think conservatives' best hope is to all immigrate to a fixer up country and get to work.
Sometimes the Stupid Party makes very simple things very complicated. Amnesty = permanently blue AZ, NM, CO, and FL = game over. All the anecdotal shinola about Latinos being for families and hard work is easily debunked if you look at the people governing Latin American countries. See any Reagans down there? Only a complete idiot would think that Latinos will reward the GOP for amnesty. They want Santa Claus. Not merely amnesty. If you want to cave on something make it taxes. Let Dear Leader own his economy.
NO to amnesty. Double down on deportation. Latinos are the LARGEST consumer of gov't services in the USA. They vote democrat for the free stuff. Sadly, the hard working ones are outnumbered by the gimmee ones. Churches and other human rights groups should be encouraging people from Ukraine, Estonia and Poland etc. to come to America. Just because one group can walk over the border (and our flag) doesn't mean that they get to suck up all the resources of this country. Open Immigration WIDE and Far for other countries. In Obama speak, for people who look like us. Let them have families and grow here too.
I have the solution. Announce an amnesty to all illegals living in California. But first build a wall around California. Allow all illegals to enter California but not leave California and then expel California from the USA.
Simple isn't it. We fix the illegal issue and get6 rid of the idiots in California. After all, only idiots would vote to raise their taxes.
How many times of Lucianne do we see comments that the democrats can give lip service to the blacks and hispanics yet not do anything that will enhance their quality of life significantly? Yet, they retain the black and hispanic vote.
I am starting to see that this is how conservatives are viewed by the republicans. Ignore us, and we still come around to jump on the "team" bandwagon.
No one gets amnesty, but we can legally increase the immigration quota.
We can then have anyone looking to become a U.S. citizen to sign up, pay a non-refundable application fee (I recommend $3000-5000 which is about what the coyotes charge to smuggle someone here), and process them in a humane, legal manner.
The process will take years to complete, and they'll all need to remain good citizens during the process.
This increase in the quota would apply ANYONE looking to become a U.S. citizen, so open to India, China, Russia, Vietnam, etc... not just the current illegals.
They would bring a new enthusiasm and desire to achieve the American Dream.
If you don't demonize the Mexicans by demanding deportation you take the sting away from the Dem attack of "mean-spirited" Republicans who hate you.
And, with this increased quota would be a legislative change to the 14th amendment.
Once they're signed-up, we'll know who's who, and where people are. And the extent of the issue.
You can be sure that it is 11 million now, and unlimited millions later! There is no end to this as most Hispanic activist groups have no allegiance to the USA and only want to inundate this country with more Hispanics to change the demographics forever in their favor. The problem is that these people have no intention whatsoever in becoming Americans; on the contrary, they want America to become Mexico! Implement amnesty at your own peril America!
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