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Will Weak GOP Leadership Bring Immigration Compromise?

In Bowling for Dollars, Civil Lefts on 24/12/2010 at 19:11

Wondering where the Christmas money went this year? A per-household average of $1,117 went to the cost of subsidizing illegal aliens, $113 billion annually.

But while the costs attributed to the care and feeding of illegal immigrants soar ever upward, Barack Obama wants the American public to know it is not the illegals’ children’s fault that their parents dragged them kicking and screaming over the border.

After all, “through no fault of their own,” the kids now have to put up with living in government subsidized housing, free visits to the doctor, public schools and slaving day and night to learn English at the local MS 13 chapter.

Okay, that was cruel. But, honestly, who cares? Whether an illegal was brought here on some mother’s back or came voluntarily the issue is the same, and lowering the bar for citizenship will only increase the flow of illegals into the United States.

As you read this post, conservatively, 92 illegal aliens are crossing a border somewhere—more than 2,000 a day—into the United States, many with 75-lb. bags of cocaine strapped to their backs.

“My biggest disappointment was this DREAM Act vote … I want to do right by those kids,” Obama told a press conference on Wednesday. … And think of all the little Indonesian kids … Strike that.

The President is determined to pass a revamp of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act—don’t you just love a good government acronym?—in some form during the next Congress.

Wanna bet he gets it?

With a new Congress still led by gutless old-school Republicans, Obama and whatever is left of the Democratic Party in the House and Senate will pass a rendition of immigration reform in the next session.

The problem as we see it here at LCL is in the Senate, where the GOP did not win a majority in November, and where Tea Party inroads were shallower than in the House. Mitch McConnell is a good man and a true conservative, but—as with anyone who spends two and a half decades in Washington—he has become so awed with the hollowed traditions of the institution that he can no longer hear the voices of the people who sent him there.

The DREAM Act—any immigration reform bill—is wrong, not because America should not have a robust immigration policy, but for exactly the same reason that the U.S. war on drugs is ineffective: we have no intention of sealing our porous borders.

The two are inextricably linked. Both the U.S. Border Patrol and the DEA know that illegal immigrants are a primary means of transporting illicit narcotics into this country, and one problem cannot be corrected without fixing the other.

Liberals who would have us guilt-ridden for U.S. drug consumption—most of which are consumed by them—are plopping out another guilt trip to create gateway citizenship for illegals—the children. Activists on the radical left and liberal Democrats are trying to hijack the civil rights movement of the 1960s to advance their un-American agenda.

Not only must Republicans in Congress refuse to pass immigration reform until the government stops traffic at points of entry, but they must move immediately to force Obama to either sign or veto laws that prevent automatic citizenship.

U.S. citizenship is a precious thing, and it must not be cheapened by providing an easy path to those who neither understand it nor respect our laws. The key here is that the Republican leadership in Congress forget the traditions of the past and refuse any pressure to compromise on immigration, until the wishes of the American people are carried out.

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