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Botching Immigration Again
National Review Online, by Gov. Bobby Jindal

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Posted By:tisHimself, 7/10/2013 12:38:57 AM

As the son of immigrants to this country, and as a student of American history, I’m an unapologetic advocate for immigration. I believe immigration is crucial for the health and growth of our nation. That’s why it’s so troublesome to see Washington in the process of botching immigration reform for the umpteenth time. Across the country, we see the ramifications of the broken status quo. Reform is necessary for the future health of the economy and to ensure our border’s security. Business owners are sick and tired of struggling under the current system to make ends meet

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Reply 1 - Posted by: miceal, 7/10/2013 12:53:54 AM     (No. 9416630)

Every American supports "LEGAL Immigration!" And Bobby, you and every other American who´s parents WERE NOT born in the USA are NOT eligible to be our President. Please the current pResident of OUR White House.....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/10/2013 2:00:32 AM     (No. 9416653)

If no immigrant were ever allowed to vote, would any politician care ?

Many of those here and coming here only want welfare, not jobs. How many parents of anchor babies get married and eliminate the gravy train ?

With so many foreigners hating US, why do they keep coming here ? Everyone cannot live in this country because too few work and pay taxes.

Remember how France got into such a mess ?
They wanted workers to pay into their pension fund. How´s that working out ?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 7/10/2013 2:49:02 AM     (No. 9416670)

I agree with Jindal that it is being botched again.

But, one thing bothers me. It seems every politian has to declare himself in favor of legal immigration. Why? Does a nation of more than 300 million need more people?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 7/10/2013 3:16:36 AM     (No. 9416676)

What #3 said. I would prefer a ten year hiatus on legal immigration and then clearly-demarcated criteria for quality immigrants once it resumes.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Dragonslayer2, 7/10/2013 9:06:46 AM     (No. 9416969)

Only a dweeb would regard legalizing illegal immigration by the poorest, least productive and least educated segment of a neighboring country as productive and good for our country.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/10/2013 9:16:48 AM     (No. 9416988)

Some of you apparently didn´t read the complete article. Jindal separates "legalization", meaning a green card, naturalization, guest worker, granting a legal permit to be here, but well short of citizenship. Then he addresses citizenship in a way most of us can agree, only applying after meeting stringent requirements and with no jump ahead of those already having applied.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bighambone, 7/10/2013 11:45:25 AM     (No. 9417286)

Former President Vicente Fox of Mexico, back during the second Bush era, used to visit the USA and propose a solution to the dilemma of Mexican irregular migrants (illegal aliens) who are working in the USA. Fox used to say that those Mexicans are happy being Mexicans and are not asking to be made US citizens, and that all they want is to be given a legal immigration status so that they can live and work in the USA with dignity, and be able to travel back and forth between Mexico and the USA. It is only the liberal Democrats who want to make them all US citizens, as they know that the vast majority of those poor and generally uneducated Mexicans can easily be made Democrat voters by promises of all sorts of new rights, "free" healthcare, and access to an expanded US social welfare network.

The most important enforcement aspect of immigration reform, before any illegal alien is granted amnesty, is an up and running effective mandatory electronic e-verify type employee verification system that employers must use when they hire anyone, unpinned by a modern high-tech social security card bearing a digitized photograph, and having instant electronic verification ability. Then employers will know that the card is not being used by an imposter, and that the card is valid. Such a system, along with effective enforcement, would keep most illegal aliens out of US jobs. Without the possibility of getting a US job, most future potential illegal aliens would not come here.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: saguni, 7/10/2013 2:30:58 PM     (No. 9417621)

Legal immigrants improve this country and have been doing so since before we became an independent country.

I would agree with all that Gov. Bobby Jindal suggests, with just two small additional requirements.

1) Every one must refer to all persons in this country without prior permission (immigrant visa) a criminal alien...not some wishy-washy phrase to deny they are acting against the law.

2) Have every person already waiting for a visa be in this country, with no backlog in the official immigration system whatsoever before a single criminal alien is given the gift of amnesty.

Any "path to citizenship" that does not include a) starting (signing up) in their home country and/or b) serious jail time for breaking any of our laws is a form of amnesty!

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