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Immigration reform without secure borders won’t work

Amnesty: A lesson learned? part 1

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In 1986, Congress passed a large immigration bill based on a simple deal: amnesty for settled illegal aliens in exchange for stricter enforcement of the law in the future, to minimize new illegal immigration. The deal was not honored. The illegal aliens got their amnesty, all right, but the promised future enforcement never materialized. That’s because once the amnesty was out of the way, there was no longer any political incentive to push for enforcement, ...

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April 28, 2013
8:26 p.m.

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Mark states what we all know this is about and it isn't securing our borders. Plain and simple its about buying votes for the Democrats. They put their damn politics first. If they allow everyone to crap on our borders and laws, they figure they'll be rewarded at the polls. This is no secret. More people like Mark need to inform the low information voter in this country. He's in deep trouble and doesn't even know it.