Reagan (the greatest conservative president ever!) had an amnesty program.
He unfortunately trusted Congress that they would couple it with border control, and got screwed.....
This is an issue that must be dealt with in a thoughtful, compassionate manner without rhetoric or hyperbole.... Screaming about 20 foot fences and moats with alligators doesn't cut it....
How to handle it is subject to debate.
However, the Hispanic vote is NOT locked to Democrats. Hispanic voters values are more aligned with conservative values than liberal.
There are ways to address the issue, adhere to our principle, resolve the problem and win the Hispanic vote for all time....
During the primary, Newt articulated one of them....
Could be...until the GOP-E gives all the illegal aliens the vote.
You see the problem?
Absolute NONSENSE! Biggest political myth of the past 30 years. "Hispanic values" = WELFARE STATE. Period. Hispanic immigrants receive welfare 4 times as often as other immigrants. 71% of illegal aliens in TX receive at least one form of welfare. They get freebies and they want more. MUCH more. And Democrats are the pushers. You can't beat Santa Claus.
Also, if Reagan's amnesty was so "compassionate" and popular with Hispanics, then why did George H.W. Bush get a horrid 30% of their vote just 2 years later?
100% complete and total bunk and BS .....go spend a little time in El Paso or what’s left of small towns in the Texas Panhandle and tell me these illegals have conservative values .....
Since most were motivated by money -earned or otherwise- to come here in the first place, it's logical they'd flock to whoever is promising them easier access to it. I doubt the GOP will be adding 'more free stuff' to the plank anytime soon.
Illegal Alien Amnesty is Anti-American Bigotry
We do not need Illegals. We have enough Americans out of work...and we do not have the revenue to keep Illegals, and their families, on their welfare rolls
And, it is political suicide for the GOP to bring in voters for the Democrats.
100% Deportation is not an extreme view. it is the proper solution to the Illegal Alien problem
And, Newt Gingrich’s “Guest Worker” program is just Amnesty rapped up in a different package. Whether it is Guest Worker Amnesty, or DREAM ACT Amnesty...it is still Amnesty if you do not 100% Deport all Illegals
Our National Security begins at the border. We fail in all security when we compromise our borders
Facts are stubborn things. The idea of the social issues Hispanic voter is also a mirage. A majority of Hispanics now support gay marriage, a Pew Research Center poll from last month found. The Hispanic out-of-wedlock birth rate is 53 percent, about twice that of whites.
Hispanics have the highest school drop out rate of any group. Educational attainment among Hispanics remains very low. Just 10% of foreign-born and 13.5% of native Latinos have finished college, placing the group's completion rate at about a third of the national average.
Hispanics, immigrant and native, are major users of welfare programs.
Hispanics are a natural constituency for Democrats. They will, along with blacks, become part of the permanent underclass in this society. They will vote Democrat.
You are completely wrong. It is absolutely wishful thinking to think that within 100 years we could ever get more than 35% of the Hispanic vote.
I suggest you read Heather McDonald's piece of the utter futility of amnesty.
Election returns year after year show that this statement is a myth.
I grew up in southern California and heard Spanish spoken everywhere. One of my dearest friends was born in Mexico and naturalized as a U.S.citizen. She was extraordinary in that she did not resent gringoes.
You are correct when you say that the Hispanic vote isn’t monolithic. But the illegal alien numbers are very large now, as is the numbers of Marxist activists pushing the issue of amnesty.
I stand with the rule of law. This isn’t about race or ethnicity. Without it, we will be a totally lawless land. We’re already trending that direction, and quickly.
“The author is full of BS.”
It’s you, not the author, that has the excrement problem.
So we should try it again?
Tax increases now?
Serious, significant spending reductions NOW.
If they both don't apply simultaneously, it's not a compromise. It's capitulation. Compromises MUST track.
Otherwise I'm not even discussing it.
Problem is, we have people like you who can’t tell the difference between Conservative values and Tribal values.
Yes, the invading barbarians may be very careful with their resources, but they’re more than willing to grab everything they can from their victims. Same thing with women; they might take care their own, but the outsider’s women are just there for taking...
Some illegal aliens may have conservative values; most of them are tribal and consider outsiders like you and me to be potential victims.