@I M LDS 2 - Provo, UTMarch 20, 2019 6:32 a.m."Conservatives are
really paranoid, aren't they!"No, we just understand the
difference between legal and illegal immigration. Democrats don't.
We're all for *legal* immigration. Not border jumping. That's not
paranoia. That's obeying the law.
The same bush that yelled, “The Constitution is just a piece of ( cough
)....bleep bleep piece of paper.. Immigrants Do bring great harm to legal
citizens... there, I said it.
Conservatives are really paranoid, aren't they!
If the Bush family had enforced our laws, we wouldn't be in this position
now. Giving amnesty to 11-22 million people now would change this
country for decades. I think both Bush Presidents, Clinton and Obama
were open border. Clinton gave out six amnesties.
Another Texan, Barbara Jordan, told congress that one key measurement of good
immigration policy was that it served the national interest.Done
right, immigration is a blessing to our nation. That would mean bringing in
people with special skills who assimilate to naturalization.We
don't have that, and haven't since 1965.Chain migration
serves the families (overwhelming low-skilled, but do nothing to serve our
national interest of full employment and living wage for our own. In fact, high
immigration levels serve to hinder our own working poor through labor
competition.The trouble is, the lack of financial responsibility
from our foreign-born (car and health insurance, retirement savings) will
continue to haunt us all. It is a train wreck in slow motion, and all we get is
I couldn't agree more with the Bushes. Well said. I never understood the
outcry against immigration reform back with Bush, and I still don't
understand it. We need immigrants, and we should make it easy for them to come.
Many, if not most, of our industries rely almost completely on immigrants. For
instance, the agriculture industry would wither and die without them. How much
do you want to pay for dairy products? The reality is that we can't sustain
our economy without immigrants. Another fact is that immigrants start way more
small businesses that create jobs than our own citizens.The
anti-immigrant strain in the GOP is (much) less about the rule of law, and more
about the the fear that this country will not remain primarily white. That
distresses me, and it's one of the main reasons I left the GOP.The families coming from central America, are no different that Elder
Uchtdorf's family, who fled separately from East Germany, and made it
safely to West Germany and reunited. They needed safety. So do these families
seeking asylum at the border - which is 100% legal, BTW. They need a fair
hearing. They are coming to protect their children.
@breitbarts ghost"When Bush has a child or grandchild at a hospital
that have care delayed because a bus full of illegal aliens had an accident on
the highway, he can preach to me from behind his walled compound."Did you even read the article? Or at least the title of the article?Bush was speaking at a naturalization ceremony, meaning the audience was made
up of legal immigrants.The article also specifically mentions the
Bush Center policy recommendations to Congress, which include more enforcement
of existing laws.Literally nothing about your 'bus full of
illegals' scenario applies to the content of the article nor to Bush's
position on the topic.
I believe that most Americans welcome legal immigration with the intention that
the immigrants assimilate into the extant culture. There has been far too much
verbal virtuosity from the progressives in both political parties without
consideration for American citizens. We should continue to demand representation
from our political leaders to protect our borders and stem the tide of the sick,
the low-skilled, and the violent before we open our doors for the truly needy.
We all welcome "legal" immigration
Yes, immigration is a blessing and is great. Legal immigration. Illegal immigration is illegal and needs to be stopped. But there are those
that cannot, or will not, distinguish between the two. If you want
to immigrate to this great nation, then by all means do so. But only if it is
“So many of us can draw a line somewhere back to a man or woman who had
the idea that life could be better — and that hope led them
here,”When mine came, there was no welfare state. They had to
make it on their own, or with the help of family or church. They were then
expected to help out with the next group that came.Conditions are
vastly different. It is much cheaper if we buy them a ticket from Mexico City
to Canada, and let the Canooks welfare state take care of them.When
Bush has a child or grandchild at a hospital that have care delayed because a
bus full of illegal aliens had an accident on the highway, he can preach to me
from behind his walled compound.
Right, immigration can be a blessing and a strength when it's done legally,
when immigrants come to work, obey the law, and make positive contributions to
America.The attempt to impute the same benefits to both legal and
illegal immigration has not gone unnoticed.
I don't see George W Bush paying for all those invaders, or allowing his
grandchildren to be in the same schools.He wants a wall around his
country club, but not around his country.
Candidate GWB was pro-amnesty from 2000 on. His position was astounding, given
that the platform never supported that.He was well on his way to
amnesty when 9/11 happened, which set him back.In his second term,
he picked up the cause again, even sending his (get this) Homeland Security
Secretary to The Hill to lobby for amnesty. "Hi. I'm supposed to
protect the border and enforce immigration laws, and I'd like you to grant
amnesty to 10 million illegals." It didn't make any sense then, and it
doesn't make sense now.Bush/Rove did very well in getting
Hispanic votes when he ran for Texas governor. This campaign was just an
extension of that ID politics.The GWB plan was very popular south of
the border. See Border Patrol Amnesty Report 2005.It was a sad time
for conservatives in America.