A Splash of Immigration Reality for the GOP

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Myron Magnet

Dallas, TX

#1 Jun 14, 2014
Myron Magnet

A Splash of Immigration Reality for the GOP

And an immigration policy that Republican voters would embrace

13 June 2014

In the wake of David Bratís defeat of Virginia Congressman and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, chiefly because of the Republican primary candidatesí different views on immigration, itís important for Republicans and conservatives to remember that opposing amnesty for illegal aliens, or resisting the legal immigration of low-skilled and ill-educated distant relatives of citizens, is not the same thing as being anti-immigration or anti-immigrant. Itís worth reemphasizing an argument City Journal writers Victor Davis Hanson, Heather Mac Donald, and Steven Malanga made eloquently in their book, The Immigration Solution, some years ago: Since the United States canít take in every person in the world who would like to live here, it should admit immigrants based on whether they can enhance the wealth and well-being of the nation. A reasonable pro-immigration position would enthusiastically celebrate the immense contribution that immigrants have made to this country since its settlement by immigrants four centuries ago, and it would go on to urge a liberal admission policy for those likely to make similar positive contributions. Not every immigrant has to be a Nikola Tesla, Albert Einstein, or Andrew Grove, but he and his children should make the country richer than they found it, if only by a sliver, and certainly should not become a burden to its already burdened taxpayers.

UDontKnowShytFro mFatMeat

Spring Hill, FL

#2 Jun 15, 2014
Send the kids from whence they came, the rest, drop from 747s with
1/2 parachutes. That'll teach'em.
UDontKnowShytFro mFatMeat

Spring Hill, FL

#3 Jun 22, 2014
Send the kids from whence they came, the rest, drop from 747s with
1/2 size parachutes. That'll teach'em, with broken legs and ankles.

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