@JoeBlowSee HB4437, passed the House in 2005. Ignored by the Senate.GW Bush/Rove courted the Latino vote throughout both terms. 9/11 derailed his
amnesty plan efforts. Bush lobbied hard but lost. (Thank goodness.)The
Senate was under GOP control for 4 Bush years and had razor thin majorities.
The House was GOP for 6 Bush years and passed a good ENFORCEMENT bill that
would anyone care to provide details of what the GOP did concerning immigration
in the years under Bush when they also controlled the house and the senate?I seem to remember them doing absolutely NOTHING. And they could have
passed virtually anything that they wanted.Anyone? Anything?
The Republican party has historically had a rule-of-law principle as one of the
centerpieces of it's party platform. That's the reason so many
Republicans are so enthusiastically supportive of the party and for what it
stands (or stood) for.It's difficult to see party leaders
contemplating selling out one of their core principles for potential votes. In
the long run, any individual or organization who is willing to compromise their
principles for popularity (votes) will eventually lose much more than they might
gain in the short term. They will also lose much of the support and respect of
it's core constituency and even some of it's own self respect.
It's a difficult lesson to learn, but is appearing to be one that the
Republican party might have to learn the hard way.
Arizona has shown leadership here, standing up to Obama and his deliberate lack
of enforcement.Governor Brewer has been fearless in calling for Federal
enforcement or allowing the state to defend itself.Her path has been
blocked every step of he way.She stands in stark contrast to the long list
of politicians who are apologists for illegal aliens rather than insisting on
upholding the law of the land, laws they are sworn to uphold. Jan Brewer
lives her oath of office. In that regard at least, the Arizona model is unique
Illegal immigrants are criminals. They should be treated like criminals.That is the immigration model to follow.Why does an illegal
immigrant criminal get to decide they are more deserving of being in this
country than someone who waits in line lawfully. I'd rather
have the person obeying the laws of my country living in my country.
This article seems to confuse the distinction being made between legalizing
those undocumented residents and also offering them to eventual pathway to