Deportation has always been the preferred legal method of dealing with the problem of innumerable undocumented citizens currently residing here in the United States. However, it continues to be a very poor resolution. In many cases, it actually compounds the problem due to the persistent and frequent return of deported immigrants.
Versions of immigration reform proposals:
President Barack Obama: *Comprehensive Immigration Reform – Offering a pathway to citizenship.
Government Mitt Romney: Self Deportation – “I believe people make their own choices as to whether they want to go home and that’s what I mean by self-deportation. People decide if they want to go back to the country of their origin and get in line legally to be able to come to this country. Look, legal immigration is critical for America. I love legal immigration. But at the same time, to protect legal immigration we have to secure our borders and what I like about the Arizona law was the employment verification system.”
Strategists agree that the Republican Party lost the election, due to the Mitt Romney campaign evading immigration issues; and not reaching out to the Latino constituents.
Post publication of Legacy…
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL): Just as Sen. Rubio was about to introduce his own new immigration reform proposal attempting to “take on” the issue pertaining to undocumented immigrants, a new bill was announced – DACA.
Pres. Barack Obama: Announced his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) bill. Therefore, Rubio’s bill was never voted upon and today is seldom mentioned; however, he occasionally makes an attempt to revive (or resurrect) his immigration bill.
What is your opinion?
See Chapter 32, Legacy of the Tall, Black & White Donkey of the White House for comments, plus the full, unedited presidential speech on Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
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