The Conservative Case Against Enforcing Immigration Law

  • metta

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    Mar 07, 2015 5:16 AM GMT

    The Conservative Case Against Enforcing Immigration Law

    The right-leaning American Action Forum calculated the cost of deporting 11 million people. It hopes the answer will change the debate.

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  • tj85016

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    Mar 07, 2015 6:02 AM GMT
    why not? Mexico, Canada, Australia and most of Europe deport everyone without a work or student visa
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    Mar 07, 2015 7:45 PM GMT
    The cost argument is fallacious. The illegals' presence is so "open and obvious" - and downright hostile at times - that they are easy to spot and would be just as easy to deport. What's needed is a president who will enforce the law, not his own version of it. We don't have that now and won't until January 2017 at the earliest. Shameful!
  • musclmed

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    Mar 07, 2015 8:12 PM GMT
    Bush's immigration bill that gave blanket amnesty was opposed by 15 democratic Senators.

    If they had voted for it , it would have advanced as the Democratic House voted for it.

    The problem with Obama's action is not the concept of immigration . But how he went about it . In an executive order.

    Therefore the "conservative case against enforcement" is irrelevant.

    No one is deporting 11 million people.

    This is about an executive unconstitutional action.