I am not advocating a two-tiered immigration system or second-class status — those who can become citizens and those who can never become citizens. Anyone who wants to become a naturalized citizen of the United States is welcome to apply. But Congress must not make it any easier for those who entered our country illegally to obtain citizenship. Those who qualify for the new guest worker and visa programs and desire citizenship would be placed at the end of the line behind others immigrating legally. It would be a travesty to treat those who violated our laws better than those who have patiently waited their turn to come to the United States the right way.
America’s freedoms and opportunities draw people from every nation. Though we are under no obligation to accept everyone seeking to make a future for themselves here, to those who wish to come legally, we can provide a fair path.
To those who are here illegally, we can offer a fair chance to redeem themselves. And to the American people we can offer a modern immigration system that will keep the United States strong, safe and free.
Rep. Raúl Labrador, a Republican congressman representing Idaho’s 1st District, has been pursuing immigration reform since his election to Congress.
2 Of course they showed up. Give Rush, Hannity, etc credit there. They were right when they said they were seeing unprecedented enthusiasm among “the base”. That wasn’t the problem. The problem was that the base isn’t big enough anymore and pandering to that base scares off literally everyone else in the country.
“If any of the more junior Senators need time to get up to speed, I will look forward to them discussing their specific readiness problems with me directly and I will look forward to working with them as well,” Leahy wrote.
3. A grand bargain is reached on the budget: 30% chance
4. Odds that the following smartphones will do the most for their respective company’s long-term growth…
… (A) the Apple 5S – 20%
… (B) The Samsung Galaxy s4 – 20%
… (C) Facebook Home – 60%
5. Odds that Sarah Palin runs for president: 50/50. She won’t be able to play the role she wants to play in the national conversation without formally re-affiliating with the Republican Party, and my guess is she tests the waters, at the very least
All seem right on the money
I think more than less want to see immigration on the table for the 2014 House races (especially Bam) and even through 2016 (especially the Klinton Klan)
Rombot, Thomas is right. Overall, Huckabee is to the left of Mitt. That is why talk radio went nuts in 2007 when Huck got a little traction. Back then, conservatives preferred Mitt over Huck. (Except for the some of the religious right, and we know what they were thinking.)
Re Huckabee, Santorum, and the claim that Romney lost because he did not sufficiently animate Evangelicals reminds me of the claim by Robert Welch (founder of the John Birch Society) that Goldwater lost in ’64 because he was not conservative enough. Quasi single-issue “niche” ideologues, be they on the Left or the Right, usually claim that an election is lost because the candidate in question was not sufficiently devoted to the preferred niche ideology—objective data and analyses not withstanding.