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New law is not the answer

Posted: Friday, July 1, 2011 5:51 pm

Illegal immigration is a serious issue. It’s an issue that most states in our union are facing, and it’s a shame federal inaction has forced states to take matters into their own hands. 

Illegal immigrants use or the health care system contributes heavily to skyrocketing costs. Many utilize other entitlement programs that play a huge role in our budgetary woes. 

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  • LibbyH posted at 4:10 pm on Wed, Aug 10, 2011.

    LibbyH Posts: 92

    Apparently you enjoy high debt and unemployment. If these 'people'
    are so great for the economy it should be booming as we have tens of millions of third world invaders.

    You must be scared of losing your gardener and maid.

  • LibbyH posted at 3:34 pm on Thu, Aug 4, 2011.

    LibbyH Posts: 92

    No surprise there you pinko commie liberal. But us working taxpayers want the criminals removed - yesterday!!!

  • Publisher posted at 12:47 pm on Mon, Jul 11, 2011.

    Publisher Posts: 11 Staff

    On the source issue, here's a couple:,0,1001498.story

    I must say I've never been accused of, "skewering Republicans." That's a first for me. Normally I catch flack for being too conservative. What other columns I've written would you consider to be "skewering" of Republicans?

  • LibbyH posted at 11:09 am on Mon, Jul 11, 2011.

    LibbyH Posts: 92

    I would like to see a source on the Mo Brooks comment - especially since every one of your columns skewers Republicans.

    I'm all for another Operation Wetback but the feds won't do it.

    Just talk of the law makes them scurry away like cockroaches - that works for me.

  • marine posted at 5:21 pm on Tue, Jul 5, 2011.

    marine Posts: 233

    America is the land of the brave and home of the free. Myself and many others have fought for it over the years. I welcome those who wish to become Americans (LEGALLY). There is a lot of red tape to cut through to gain citizenship, but isn't it worth the trouble to be free and provide a future for an immigrants family. It's what America is about. You're welcome here, but do it legally. All the illegals that sneak over here cost the U.S. citizens their jobs and dollars.

  • JScullyClemmons posted at 10:06 am on Sat, Jul 2, 2011.

    JScullyClemmons Posts: 1

    It's time for policy options that deal realistically with the problem for the good of the whole country instead of demagoguing it for the extremists and dogmatic ideologues of the right and left. Thanks for this very thoughtful and rational column, Brad.

  • Mike in McD posted at 6:17 am on Sat, Jul 2, 2011.

    Mike in McD Posts: 26

    I'm pretty sure that the only taxes an illegal immigrant pays are sales taxes when they buy goods ad services. If they are truly "illegal," they wouldn't have SSANs and, therefore, no way to ID them for tax purposes. Employers tend to pay them in cash under the table most of which goes back to the home country.

    Are all of these laws being passed by the states the answer? No, but they are an answer, and perhaps someday in the near future the melon heads in DC will get the message and do one of the jobs we elected them to do, protect out sovereignty by sealing our borders. Nothing at all wrong with immigration if it is done legally, but with organizations like the ACLU, we'll probably never get to see if any of the laws will actually work.