Arizona is GOP's immigration model

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  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    April 4, 2013 10:01 p.m.

    See 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 didn't advance.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    April 4, 2013 1:15 p.m.

    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?

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    April 4, 2013 12:31 p.m.

    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.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    April 4, 2013 9:06 a.m.

    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 and refreshing.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    April 4, 2013 8:17 a.m.

    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.

  • tabuno Clearfield, UT
    April 3, 2013 8:56 p.m.

    This article seems to confuse the distinction being made between legalizing those undocumented residents and also offering them to eventual pathway to citizenship.