REACHING ACROSS THE AISLE: AN OFFER TO HAVE AN OPEN AND REFRESHING DEBATE ABOUT IMMIGRATION REFORM


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I personally think that immigration reform is one of the most pressing issues facing the American people as well as their government today. The commenters over at Blogs4Victory are looking for “topics of substance” to discuss with Progressives today and I think giving everyone an open, censorship and political correctness free zone to debate both in comments and in the content body can only open the door to bipartisan grassroots solutions.

Have at it!

Cluster from B4V gets us started:

Cluster
June 2, 2013 at 9:09 am
Sara,

That is good topic to discuss and personally I wish I had the answer to it but since I don’t, here are my thoughts.

First we do have to secure the border to prevent future bleeding. Secondly, I agree with Newt Gingrich’s position in that we can’t deport good standing, law abiding, hard working folks who have been here a long time, but we can identify and deport those who have committed crimes. Lastly I would put in place a path to a permanent status for those who belong to first group I mentioned but I would not give them restricted citizenship status and certainly not the right to vote.

I will also say that it is a shame that the President who campaigned on this issue in 2008 and 2012 has yet to put forth any plan, or lead on this issue in any substantive way. All talk, no walk.

I agree fully that people who have been in the United States that have been working and have no criminal record should not be deported. Those that have been here for seven years or longer and meet these employment and criminal history criteria should be, by their hard work, which I hear conservatives value as much as the rule of law, granted temporary citizenship status pending naturalization. With that temp citizen status should come the right to vote and to serve on juries. To do anything less would be to deny all the effort they have put into being many times a better citizen than someone born with all the privileges of being an American. And for the record, President Obama has put forth a plan for immigration reform.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Sarah Bloch, D.S.V.J., J.F., O.Q.H [Jur.]
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