Obama to Push Immigration Bill Despite the Risks
While acknowledging that the recession makes the political battle more difficult, President Obama plans to begin addressing the country’s immigration system this year, including looking for a path for illegal immigrants to become legal, a senior administration official said on Wednesday.
He said [during the campaign[ that comprehensive immigration legislation, including a plan to make legal status possible for an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants, would be a priority in his first year in office. Latino voters turned out strongly for Mr. Obama in the election.
The president wants to give mass pardons to people who:
1. broke our immigration laws
2. broke our labor laws
3. broke our tax laws
4. broke our perjury laws
5. and did I mention that by "broke" I mean "are continuing to break up until the day they get this mass pardon."
We will fight this again and we will stop it because Americans don't want this. The elite want it but we do not.
Our immigration system is not "broken." Our laws are just not being enforced. Remove the incentive to break into our country, strengthen security at the border and this problem is solved.
Legalizing what is currently illegal does not solve any problem. You can stop the high rate of arrest for unathorized use of a motor vehicle if you make car theft legal... but the people whose cars are stolen won't be any happier.