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  •  It also makes no sense (2+ / 0-)
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    inclusiveheart, artmartin

    How are the 'secure' border and a path to citizenship connected at all?

    Even in an attempt at backwards logic even assuming we could somehow make the border 100% secure, all I came up with was the following incoherent nonsense:

    If we don't secure our border, then we won't need a path to citizenship for the people who are already here, or those continue to arrive through the unsecure border.

    If we DO secure our border, it will (somehow) allow us to sensibly deal with those who are already here and forced to live in the legal shadows.

    Maybe if the people living undocumented get all of their friends to stop entering our country illegally, then and only then will we give them a way out of their 2nd class status?

    Seriously, I'm lost.

    If you want a discussion, please stick to arguing the point. If you wanted something else...please exit the vehicle.

    by robizio on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 09:30:47 AM PST

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    •  Illogical nonsense designed to deceive. (3+ / 0-)
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      papa monzano, artmartin, drmah

      Typical Republican junk legislation.

      I hope people understand how many decades it would take to completely secure the border between the United States and Mexico which is about 2,000 miles long.

      •  I heard a comic routine one time (0+ / 0-)

        that addressed how to properly secure the border and also fix another huge problem.  He said let's take a wide strip of land along our south border and give it to the Palestinians as their new nation but their job would be to control the flow of immigrants across the border.  It's so wrong on so many counts but I have to admit I laughed hard.  Think the Republicans would sign on to that?

        "A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism." -- Carl Sagan

        by artmartin on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 10:37:52 AM PST

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    •  News flash to Republicans (1+ / 0-)
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      artmartin

      Illegal immigrants don't just come through our Southwest borders--they come through ports and on airplanes, too.
      They're not just Hispanics.
      So why should Southwest governors, law-enforcement, and other "concerned persons" from one area be the final arbiters of immigration policy?
      We need a clear and coherent policy for the whole U.S., based on good sense--not on whether Jan Brewer and her ilk in one region of the U.S. feel that things are secure.

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