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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Heritage Foundation On Amnesty

Source: CSM
The cure for illegal immigration is “not difficult,” says Robert Rector, a senior research fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation in Washington. The government simply has to sternly enforce the laws against hiring illegals. If jobs for these foreign-born workers dry up, he says, so will their flow into the US.

As he and Mr. Krikorian see it, the plant raids are primarily meant to persuade Congress to act on President Bush’s proposed law to create a large guest-worker program and a route for illegal immigrants to gain citizenship. “A few cosmetic [enforcement] items,” says Mr. Rector, who regards the Bush proposal as an “amnesty” for illegal immigrants. Once the plan was in place, enforcement of immigration law would practically cease, he says, as happened after the last amnesty in 1986. That law wasn’t enforced, Rector says, because of a “bizarre coalition” of Democrats, who hoped to “import” future Democratic voters, and business and industrial groups who wanted cheap, flexible employees.
The irony is simply this, as the president attempts to "save" the Republican Party by utterly rejecting every tenet of conservatism he is simply hastening its downfall. When the Heritage Center is this opposed to you, a "Republican" president?

Might be time to reconsider.

Oh, and 'flexible' = slave.

H/T Polipundit

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