Path to more votes through immigrants

Published: Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

The push for immigration reform is back on the front burner. According to a Jan. 24 Washington Post article, there’s a compromise in the making. Citizenship and what to do about those who violated the immigration law are the main issues. 

“The crux of the issue for Democrats is how many of those immigrants would be able to earn citizenship. The Senate plan would put undocumented immigrants on a path to achieving legal status, known as a green card, within 10 years and citizenship 3 years later. Federal agencies have estimated that seven [million] to eight million immigrants would reach that goal.”

The Post quotes Alfonso Aguilar, executive director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, “A Pew Hispanic Center poll last month … found 61 percent of immigrant Latinos believe ending deportations is more important than a path to citizenship.”

Amnesty by any other name is amnesty. If the poll is anywhere near correct, why can’t the 61 percent connect the dots? Obama deported more than two million workers during his term of office. Deported. Those aren’t voluntary exits. Why can’t people call a spade a spade?The Democrats courted the Hispanic vote, then stabbed them in the back.

The truth is, immigration is dwindling, part of the ebb and flow of reality. International corporations and other major employers are taking their business elsewhere in search of cheap labor. The market for labor from Mexico is drying up.

The path to citizenship, to the Democrats, means more votes for their party. It’s not borne of compassion for the poor, illegal alien. Republicans think the 27 percent Hispanic vote will be quelled, pacified by going along with the Democrats.

Both are sadly wrong; another phenomenon like the terrorists coming through Canada. Let us build a wall along the Mexican border for security of our nation.

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