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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

REPUBLICAN PLATFORM OPPOSES COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM

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As the McCain-Palin ticket is introduced to the country at the GOP national convention in St. Paul, it pays to discuss what the Republican platform has to say about immigration.



Despite the fact that the platform starts out with the promising statement that the US can have a strong immigration system without sacrificing the rule of law, the text focuses almost entirely on enforcement.



Here are the major concepts outlined in the immigration plank:



- illegal immigration threatens the sovereignty of the United States
- more border agents are needed
- finish the border fence
- more work site enforcement
- make E-Verify mandatory for all employers
- more enforcement against visa overstays and
- more police departments signing enforcement agreements with ICE 
- no drivers licenses for illegally present immigrants
- no in-state college tuition rates for illegally present immigrants
- no social security or other benefits for illegally present immigrants
- No AMNESTY
- English should be the official language of the US
- no refugee status for "lifestyle" or other "non-political" factors (sounds like the target are claims by gays and lesbians)



There are a single provision that will be welcome by the pro-immigration community:



- no tolerance of delay and confusion at USCIS








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  1. The Avenger's Avatar
    Way to go, keep alienating the Hispanics by continuing with the same old rhetoric. I was also impressed by the diversity of the audience in the RNC. I have respect for McCain, he's a moderate republican, unfortunately the party seems to be dominated by the ultra conservatives, some of who are white supremacists in disguise, and they don't want any change, especially with regard to minorities. I hope not only McCain loses in November but the Dems get a filibuster-proof majority in Congress.
  2. George Chell's Avatar
    If the people elect more Democrats to congress it should be read as the rejection of these proposals whether racists at CIS and FAIR like it or not.
  3. Peter's Avatar
    Hey Greg, maybe we were all wrong about diversity being a "good" thing.

    Read this Financial Times article http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c4ac4a74-570f-11db-9110-0000779e2340.html

    Just becuase you want a thing to be true, doesn't make it true.

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