Sandi wrote: Illegal immigration is not ever good.
It's not ideal, but I would argue that illegal immigration has been a net benefit to our country, and it's not even close.
I agree that not many people on the right want to round-up and deport 11 million people. But they aren't exactly opposed to it either. Many think "self deportation" might just do the job over time if things are miserable enough for immigrants.
I only mention the deportation reality in response to the "just enforce the laws" bumper sticker thinking from your comrade.
Sandi wrote:The democrats, assume most Hispanic vote democrat and want them here a prospective future votes.
Not really. I mean, illegal immigrants don't vote. I don't want people coming here illegally. I want more realist limits on legal immigration, and amnesty for the 11 million who are here.
BTW, I was listening to Republican Congressman Labrador on Sunday. He is angry that the guest worker program is too small in the current bill. He said we will never be able to stop the flow of illegals unless we radically expand the number of guests.
Think about that for a second! It is an open admission that Republican are anti-legal immigration. If there is demand for more people to work, why don't we just open our doors to more new Americans?
Sandi wrote:That is why Shumer/Rubio only pays lip service to border security. It will add 11 to 30 million to the workforce over the next ten years will hurt an already struggling job market: especially unskilled lower paying jobs. While doing nothing to stop the flow of more illegal entry.
Honestly, border security is a red herring. Everybody is fine with border security, Democrats are just more realistic in admitting that it will do little to control overall flow in people into country.