Immigration reform should begin with a single step: securing the border

Is it fair for millions to sneak across the border to reap the rewards of living in the U.S. for ten years, while at the same time, law abiders are kept out?

On the other hand, immigration officials looked the other way in the 1970s as cheap labor flooded across the border and took up residence in our cities. In essence, we diluted the rule of law because at that time, businesses were benefitting from cheap Mexican labor.

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“Read my lips: no illegal immigrants”

George H.W. Bush reneged on a foundational promise and lost.

You remember the 1988 presidential campaign. Vice President George Bush the First built his presidential run on continuing the Reagan legacy. His promise: “Read my lips, no new taxes.”

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Ready, set, amnesty!

It’s coming tomorrow.

The man who once said…

“I take the Constitution very seriously. The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with the president trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all. And that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m President of the United States of America.”

…didn’t mean it.

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Kudos to Marco Rubio for doing the right thing

Senator Rubio’s effort is right politically; if the GOP loses the Hispanic vote it won’t win another national election for a century. It is right philosophically; if the United States, if “America,” stands for anything it is the willingness to receive, if not to always welcome, the immigrant (more on this later).

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