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McCain: Immigration reform 'difficult, but achievable'

What is going on now is not acceptable. In reality, what has been created is a defacto amnesty. We, the American people, have been too content for too long to allow individuals to mow our lawn, serve us food, clean our homes and even watch our children while not affording them any of the benefits that make our country so great.

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Jan 28, 2013, 2:33 pm
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...we do not repeat the mistakes of 1986 immigration reform…

I think everyone here agrees that it is not beneficial for our country to have these people here hidden in the shadows. Let’s create a system to bring them forward, allow them to settle their debt to society and fulfill the necessary requirements to become law abiding citizens of this country.

The second quote sounds dangerously like the spin that was crammed down our throat back in ‘86 to sell to us the amnesty that happened back then. But, we’re not going to repeat the mistakes of ‘86, huh? This is what happens when the dumbocrats can’t find a better candidate to oppose McCain then Rodney Glassman.

So, what’s the plan, then? An amnesty every 26 years? We send a message to border jumpers that if you just hold out long enough that an amnesty will eventually come through? How exactly does this “shut off the magnet”?

Jan 28, 2013, 2:38 pm
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Q. But won’t the program still reward people who have broken the law at the expense of those who have followed the rules and waited their turn outside the country?

A. No. Individuals who are present without lawful status will only receive a green card after every individual who is already waiting in line for a green card, at the time this legislation is enacted, has received their green card. No one who has violated America’s immigration laws will receive preferential treatment as they relate to those individuals who have complied with the law.

Ummm…a path to citizenship into what is supposed to be the greatest country in the world…how exactly is this not rewarding people who have broken the law?

Wow, my reading comprehension skills must be diminishing in my old age or something…

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