Here we go again – amnesty for illegal invaders

Congress and the White House are about to take up yet another thorny issue – immigration “reform.” In other words, amnesty for illegal invaders. Some of you may object to the terms “illegal” and “invaders” but that it precisely what they are. (Story here)

The basis of a bill would include a path toward citizenship for the 10.8 million people living in the U.S. illegally. Citizenship would not be granted lightly, the White House said. Undocumented workers would need to register, pay taxes and pay a penalty for violating the law. Failure to comply might result in deportation.

Nick Shapiro, a White House spokesman, said the president’s support for an immigration bill, which would also include improved border security, was “unwavering.”

No details yet but you can expect this to meet with the same fierce opposition that helped kill the last amnesty effort. And rightly so.

It’s no surprise that republican dolt Lindsey “Grahamnesty” is right in the thick of things. For some reason he’s just as clueless on this as most democrats are. (more here)

Perhaps I am a bit biased because my wife is from Russia. It took 29 agonizing and frustrating months just to get her green card. She missed her mother’s funeral because she couldn’t leave the country. After spending thousands of dollars and thousands of hours navigating mind-numbing bureaucracy, she finally became a citizen – seven years after arriving. That’s the process and we dealt with it.

I believe we do need immigration reform but it should not include a free pass for people who came here illegally and broke the law by staying. Those people should be repatriated. For those who bleat that we can’t simply round them all up and send them back home, I say we don’t have to. Simply enforce the laws already in place. If these people can’t get a job, find a place to live, or get free medical care and social services, they’ll go back home. We indeed are a nation of immigrants – legal ones…

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