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RE ”;A good place to start is with the kids,” Cantor said. “One of the great founding principles of our country was that children would not be punished for the mistakes of their parents. It is time to provide an opportunity for legal residence and citizenship for those who were brought to this country as children and who know no other home
...also at the link ...at a House hearing:
“But one of the clearest points of contention on immigration reform came between Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the chairman of the committee, and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro (D), who testified at the hearing as an expert.
“Are there options that we should consider between the extremes of mass deportation and a pathway to citizenship for those not lawfully present in the United States?” Goodlatte asked Castro.
“Well, let me say this. I do believe that a pathway to citizenship should be the option for Congress,” Castro said. “I don’t see that as an extreme option.”
Castro continued: “I would disagree with the categorization of that as the extreme. The extreme, I would say, just to fill that out, would be open borders.”
Impossible to say if Cantor is really serious about citizenship or if this is just part of the GOPs’ new tone to ‘talk compassionate’ wo changing policies.
Guest worker program???
How about tapping those ~ 900 thousand on SS disability as guest workers instead? A record high are getting those benefits.
posted on 02/06/2013 5:43:09 AM PST
(Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
If they would eliminate the guest worker program, a lot of skilled Americans would have jobs again.
posted on 02/06/2013 5:59:14 AM PST
One of the great founding principles of our country was that children would not be punished for the mistakes of their parents. It is time to provide an opportunity for legal residence and citizenship for those who were brought to this country as children and who know no other home
Eric you siad youirself “those who were brought to this country as children” so they came from some other home meaning THEY DO HAVE ANOTHER HOME THAT THEY KNEW AT SOME TIME
as for punishing them “for the mistakes of their parents” do you really dismiss the criminal action of crossing our borders illegally and then just staying here as a mistake ???
Anyhoo when the children reach 18 they are not connected to their parents crimes AKA “misttakes” If they are still in our country as adults they are now illegal aliens in their own right so to speak, they are causing their own crime of illegally being here errr again “mistakes”
Gosh those bank robbers just made a mistake yer oner sir...
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