Jim Oberweis on Immigration
Oberweis said he would propose a different approach: visas for immigrants here illegally, but no special path to citizenship. Those immigrants would pay taxes and have the freedom to cross in and out of the U.S. but would not be allowed to vote or participate in entitlement programs, Oberweis said.
Truax said Congress should focus first on securing the border. He said he would resist a comprehensive reform bill because Obama can't be trusted to implement complex legislation. "We've got to get down to specific pieces, and then if the president sticks to that, then we can move on to the second piece," Truax said
No nation can long survive that cannot--or will not--protect its borders. In a world where the greatest threats to our security come not from camouflage-fatigued armies on distant battlefields, nor even from nuclear missiles launched from other continents--but instead from chemical or biological or even nuclear weapons smuggled in across a border by a few terrorists bent on killing innocent Americans--immigration control is no longer a simple question of who gets to enjoy the bounty of America; it is now, in a very real sense, a matter of life and death. We must end this flow of illegal immigrants immediately.
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