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Gov. Walker backs citizenship pathway for illegal immigrants
The Hill ^ | July 03, 2013 | Daniel Strauss

Posted on 11/17/2013 2:52:55 PM PST by SoConPubbie

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) says he supports a pathway to citizenship for immigrants living in the country illegally as part of an overhaul of the nation's immigration system.

"If people want to come here and work hard and benefit, I don't care whether they come from Mexico or Ireland or Germany or Canada or South Africa or anywhere else," Walker said Tuesday during an interview with the Daily Herald Media Editorial Board of Wisconsin. "I want them here."

Walker was then asked about the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally. The editorial board asked if he could "envision a world where with the right penalties and waiting periods and meet the requirements where those people could get citizenship?"

"Sure," Walker responded. "I mean I think it makes sense."

Walker's comments came roughly a week after the Democratic-controlled Senate passed a bipartisan immigration reform proposal that includes a pathway to citizenship.

The proposal strengthens border security along the U.S.-Mexico border by doubling the length of fencing across the border and also doubling the number of border patrol agents. Walker said he had not fully reviewed the Senate bill and has not taken a position on the legislation.

Walker's comments separate him from some conservative House lawmakers who have said they cannot support the Senate immigration reform bill because it includes a pathway to citizenship.

"Not only do they need to fix things for people already here, or find some way to do it, there's got to be a larger way to fix the system in the first place," Walker said. "Because if it wasn't so cumbersome, if there wasn't such a long wait, if it wasn't so difficult to get in, we wouldn't have the other problems that we have" of immigrants living in the country illegally.

Walker is not the only prominent Wisconsin Republican to support immigration reform. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has also called for his chamber to pass an immigration overhaul. Ryan recently said the Senate bill's enhanced border security measures make the proposal more likely to pass the House.

"I think that, that passing makes this final passage more likely," Ryan said in late June.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: amnesty; karlroverino; lameduckamnesty; no2lameduckamnesty; nolameduckamnesty; rinos4amnesty; rnc4amnesty; walker; walker4amnesty
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1 posted on 11/17/2013 2:52:55 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Sorry Walker............NEXT!


2 posted on 11/17/2013 2:54:21 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: SoConPubbie

Off my short list


3 posted on 11/17/2013 2:54:43 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Defunding does work!! Anyone remember fate of the border fence????)
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To: SoConPubbie
He's noted as having made himself not worthy of my vote.

/johnny

4 posted on 11/17/2013 2:55:04 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SoConPubbie

No wonder he loves Paul Ryan.


5 posted on 11/17/2013 2:55:21 PM PST by MUDDOG
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To: SoConPubbie

Where is the fence to the north Scott?
Who’s paying for the fence to the south Scott?

Shut up and sit down.


6 posted on 11/17/2013 3:00:20 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: MUDDOG

Double the border fence.
Double patrols.
Try to figure out a way to handle fines and illegals already here.
Hasn’t read Senate bill.

Yeah, let’s him away.


7 posted on 11/17/2013 3:02:15 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Senator Cruz basically made the Democrats fight for a whole bunch of things that they already had.")
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To: SoConPubbie

Well Scott, the very first thing they will do is vote you out of office.


8 posted on 11/17/2013 3:02:54 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: SoConPubbie

“doubling the length of fencing”

No. A 25 foot high hardened concrete wall, with lots and lots of razor wire and sensors. From the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.


9 posted on 11/17/2013 3:03:37 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Where’s the (patrolled) Fence?


10 posted on 11/17/2013 3:04:55 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: SoConPubbie

I sent this guy money. I was happy until now. I’m glad I have put off donating again.


11 posted on 11/17/2013 3:05:14 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Why would he alienate his only supporters!? Sold his soul to GOPe?


12 posted on 11/17/2013 3:05:56 PM PST by Patriot95
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

If they used all the money the 0bam’s have spent on themselves, we could have had a big ass fence by now.


13 posted on 11/17/2013 3:07:05 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Why is this asshat even talking about this crap?

Obama wants to trot out immigration reform right now and he cant do it because we have him buried with Obamacare, and here comes Walker...

“Say.. let’s discuss Immigration reform”

Bite me Scott.


14 posted on 11/17/2013 3:09:09 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Sybeck1

“Off my short list”
******
Ditto from here.


15 posted on 11/17/2013 3:09:20 PM PST by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Try to figure out a way to handle fines and illegals already here.

Have them build high capacity, minimum-comfort prisons in rural North Dakota. Place them in said prisons.

16 posted on 11/17/2013 3:10:00 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ("The government" is nothing but a RAT jobs program)
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To: Bigtigermike

The point of running a midwest governor is to get white turnout in the midwest not for him to shoot his mouth off about issues he has less experience in.

Why do Luis Guiterrez’s constituents love big government and gun control?

I dont think his union busting is a big plus or minus for the presidential election. It is just an adequate job like Christie has done on some issues. Because Christie is handsome and fat; and Walker is hated on by horrible liberals they become giants.

Id like to see Grassley and King as Senate Leader and Speaker to get the Iowa vote.

If McConnell is gone Sessions or Grassley should be the leader.


17 posted on 11/17/2013 3:10:58 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: SoConPubbie

Reagan made the same blunder (sigh).


18 posted on 11/17/2013 3:11:50 PM PST by VR-21 (Next Stop, Willoughby.)
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To: SoConPubbie

If he hasnt already he needs to walk that statment back or he can forget about my vote. I thought he would be my no. 1 pick.


19 posted on 11/17/2013 3:12:32 PM PST by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing Corksucker.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Scott Walker for President Woo! Woo!

That should do it, kiss of death for everyone that was posted last time.

" In church I heard a sweet elderly lady in the pew next to me saying a prayer. It was so innocent and sincere that I just have to share it with you:

"Dear Lord,

This has been a tough four to five years. You have taken my favorite actor Patrick Swayze. My favorite musician Michael Jackson. My favorite Blues Singer Amy Winehouse. My favorite actress Elizabeth Taylor. My favorite singer Whitney Houston. And now my favorite author Tom Clancy!

I just wanted you to know that my favorite politicians are Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid.

Amen”."


20 posted on 11/17/2013 3:13:51 PM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: VR-21

Reagan opened Pandoras box with this shit.


21 posted on 11/17/2013 3:14:18 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: VR-21

There was no internet news or Talk Radio for Reagan to become more informed on the issue.

By the 1990s members of the GOP were well aware of the mistake.

These idiots are proposing a disaster they have seen before and would take them 5 minutes of internet research to understand.


22 posted on 11/17/2013 3:15:10 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Bigtigermike

The list is getting shorter and shorter.

What is it with politicians?

There was a time when a pol who went against his electorate would face an old fashioned tar and feathering.


23 posted on 11/17/2013 3:16:06 PM PST by TomGuy (.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I think when he talks about illegal immigrants, he actually means us people trying to escape the Peoples Republic of Illinois.


24 posted on 11/17/2013 3:17:34 PM PST by bushbuddy
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To: VR-21
Reagan made the same blunder (sigh).

Incomplete facts on your part. Reagan's law actually included strict enforcement which none of the current plans include. Add in the fact that Reagan stated, both to his Chief of Staff and his son Michael, that this was possibly his greatest political mistake, and it put's his actions into context.

Now, given that the previous Amnesty was such a failure, why would anyone who is supposed to be a conservative leader pursue such a wrong-headed policy position?
25 posted on 11/17/2013 3:20:09 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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Reagan really opened it up.
Ronnies heart was in the right place but it is FUBAR. Ronnie said it was to be ONE Time, well now it is ALL the time!

Look, we ALL abide by the same laws.

Amnesty or giving one group different laws than the others results in a break down of law.

It is legal chaos.
Social breakdown.


26 posted on 11/17/2013 3:21:31 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: SoConPubbie
I don't blame Walker for taking a position like he has...

The editorial board asked if he could "envision a world where with the right penalties and waiting periods and meet the requirements where those people could get citizenship?"

"Sure," Walker responded. "I mean I think it makes sense."

Seriously, what is the alternative...?

Deport all of them...Huh, that's not going to happen, even if we could it's not feasible...

It's easy to rant and rave about illegals. I'm one of them...but that doesn't solve the problem...

A form of pathway makes sense if done right, but first build a real fence, cut off all benefits, deport the scumbags and criminals...

Do that and many will self deport...the rest who are here to work and make this place a better place, give them a green card for three years...become a citizen by regular means or out the door you go...

27 posted on 11/17/2013 3:22:31 PM PST by Popman
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To: SoConPubbie

You can not deny that Reagan opened that door, and he did not have a contingency plan.


28 posted on 11/17/2013 3:23:09 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Bigtigermike

“If people want to come here and work hard and benefit, I don’t care whether they come from Mexico or Ireland or Germany or Canada or South Africa or anywhere else,”
..........................................................
Me too Governor-—as long as they come here legally.

If they sneak in they should be sent back to where they came from.


29 posted on 11/17/2013 3:26:37 PM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Popman
Seriously, what is the alternative...?

Capitulation isn't the answer.

1. E-Verify for all employment.
2. E-Verify for all forms of social services at the Federal Level
3. E-Verify for all forms of social services at the State, County, and City level and no funding for anything from the Federal Government if they refuse.
4. Enforce all Immigration laws on the books.
5. Jail time for those who hire illegal aliens.

Just by implementing/enforcing these laws, you make it impossible for Illegal Aliens to stay in the US.

They will deport themselves.

Don't by into the left-wing media and corporate controlled GOP-E spin. It's not true.
30 posted on 11/17/2013 3:27:00 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: mylife

The dam pubes do this repeatedly, and never learn that it does nothing for A-N-Y-O-N-E, especially the pubes party!


31 posted on 11/17/2013 3:27:49 PM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: Bigtigermike

The article is bunk from the Hill. And why is this article dated from July being posted now??

http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/scott-walker-clarifies-his-stance-in-illegal-immigration-debate-lm8vluj-194096481.html

“But Walker’s actual comments - made in a webcast with Politico in D.C. - were ambiguous on what has been the most contentious question in the broad immigration debate: the status of millions of people living in the U.S. illegally. Walker never mentioned citizenship in his comments.

Read more from Journal Sentinel: http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/scott-walker-clarifies-his-stance-in-illegal-immigration-debate-lm8vluj-194096481.html#ixzz2kwrKvYkA
Follow us: @NewsHub on Twitter”


Is it any different than Ted Cruz’s legislation??


Sen. Ted Cruz also supports temporary legalization status in the immigration bill”

http://therightscoop.com/sen-ted-cruz-also-supports-temporary-legalization-status-in-the-immigration-bill/


32 posted on 11/17/2013 3:28:09 PM PST by BeadCounter (The night they drove O'BamaCare down...)
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To: mylife
You can not deny that Reagan opened that door, and he did not have a contingency plan.

He opened that door for what was estimated to be 2 million or so Illegal Aliens with Amnesty, coupled with strict enforcement laws that would have shut the door forever if enforced.

The Democrats agreed with these laws, voted for these laws, and then refused to enforce, or even fund those laws.

By making that kind of statement you are leaving out half of the story.
33 posted on 11/17/2013 3:29:02 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie
Now, given that the previous Amnesty was such a failure, why would anyone who is supposed to be a conservative leader pursue such a wrong-headed policy position?

Because "you" didn't produce enough future workers to pay for all of the benefits that "you" expect to collect. They can either cut "your" benefits after which "you" will replace them with leaders who will restore "your" benefits, or they can import a workforce to pay for "your" benefits.

I'm not saying it's right, but that's how it is.

34 posted on 11/17/2013 3:29:43 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Congrats on spreading a false story!

“Walker never mentioned citizenship in his comments.”

http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/scott-walker-clarifies-his-stance-in-illegal-immigration-debate-lm8vluj-194096481.html


Perhaps you should read up on how similar the legislation Ted Cruz introduced to congress is.

http://therightscoop.com/sen-ted-cruz-also-supports-temporary-legalization-status-in-the-immigration-bill/


35 posted on 11/17/2013 3:30:18 PM PST by BeadCounter (The night they drove O'BamaCare down...)
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To: SoConPubbie

First time I felt like the governor thing was the way to go, we got that POS from Georgia. That was the expensive cost of tuition for my political education. In my view, the next governor elected POTUS did much better. Scott leans more to the former than the later. Next...


36 posted on 11/17/2013 3:30:27 PM PST by pack29172 (Just remember, when seconds count, the cops are only minutes away...)
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To: SoConPubbie

I understand that Reagan had failsafes, but thy have NEVER been implemented!

NEVER!!


37 posted on 11/17/2013 3:32:34 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: BeadCounter; Bigtigermike
Sen. Ted Cruz also supports temporary legalization status in the immigration bill”

If you had actually taken the time to listen to the YouTube embedded in that link, you would have found that Ted Cruz's position has always been, and still is, that there should never be a pathway to citizenship for those who came here illegally.

Gov. Walker wants to give them Citizenship, a sure Republic killer.

Apples and Oranges comparison.

That's the point that needs to be made over and over again.
38 posted on 11/17/2013 3:34:05 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: pack29172

If you want to buy into false stories, that’s up to you.

The story is a joke and SoCon has to go back to July but enjoy your name calling. Walker has enough integrity, I don’t think he needs any voters that engage in 3rd grade name calling.

Next.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/scott-walker-clarifies-his-stance-in-illegal-immigration-debate-lm8vluj-194096481.html


39 posted on 11/17/2013 3:34:49 PM PST by BeadCounter (The night they drove O'BamaCare down...)
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To: BeadCounter
Congrats on spreading a false story!

Congrats on lying to everyone here.

Sure, he didn't say the words citizenship, but when asked a direct question about Citizenship for Illegals, Walker answered in the affirmative.

Walker was then asked about the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally. The editorial board asked if he could "envision a world where with the right penalties and waiting periods and meet the requirements where those people could get citizenship?"

"Sure," Walker responded. "I mean I think it makes sense."
40 posted on 11/17/2013 3:35:57 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

The 6 month article that you are posting has been refuted.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/scott-walker-clarifies-his-stance-in-illegal-immigration-debate-lm8vluj-194096481.html

His views are no different than Cruz’ legislation that would offer permanent residency.

http://therightscoop.com/sen-ted-cruz-also-supports-temporary-legalization-status-in-the-immigration-bill/

If SoConPubbie wishes to be dishonest, then so be it.

The Journal Sentinel states:

” Walker never mentioned citizenship in his comments.”


41 posted on 11/17/2013 3:37:04 PM PST by BeadCounter (The night they drove O'BamaCare down...)
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To: SoConPubbie

Since that original “Amnesty”

Immigration reform has become the equivalent of Amnesty.

Every freekin time.


42 posted on 11/17/2013 3:37:40 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: SoConPubbie

The illegals are here to stay and there should be no doubt about that. So what do we do with them? And lets quit this simple minded crap about sending them back, it cannot be done! So grow up and lets come up with practical real solutions. The border should have been closed but over the years those we trusted both Democrats and Republicans screwed us.


43 posted on 11/17/2013 3:40:06 PM PST by Logical me
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To: SoConPubbie

I got no issue with immigration.
We are a nation of immigrants.

I just hate this grey/gray mumbo jumbo

Immigration reform does not equate to Amnesty for one group.


44 posted on 11/17/2013 3:40:37 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: SoConPubbie
We have no disagreement...

How feasible do you think those points are?...they look great on paper, but politically speaking, pretty tough to implement even with a majority in the both houses of Congress...

Big business wants illegals to keep wages down...they own many congress critters on the right

Don't by into the left-wing media and corporate controlled GOP-E spin. It's not true.

LOL...Seriously, you think I do?

45 posted on 11/17/2013 3:43:46 PM PST by Popman
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To: SoConPubbie

Incomplete facts perhaps, but should Reagan not have known that the law enforcement provisions would be ignored? There was no dearth of evidence back then that the Democrat party of Henry Jackson and Hubert Humphrey had been vanquished by the Democrat party of Ted Kennedy and Tip O’Neil. I have the same reverence for Reagan that most conservatives do, but I do wish that he had the same wariness of the homegrown left that he did of the international left. There are also times that I wonder If he really understood the level of duplicity and cravenness that existed in his own party.


46 posted on 11/17/2013 3:44:19 PM PST by VR-21 (Next Stop, Willoughby.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Yo Scotty! They aren’t after “citizenship.” They’re after U.S. dollars and government handouts. Comprende?


47 posted on 11/17/2013 3:44:26 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Repeal ObamaScam NOW!!!)
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To: BeadCounter; Bigtigermike; pack29172
If you want to buy into false stories, that’s up to you.

The story is a joke and SoCon has to go back to July but enjoy your name calling. Walker has enough integrity, I don’t think he needs any voters that engage in 3rd grade name calling.


BeadCounter is either ignorant of Governor Walker's actual positions on this issue or he is lying. Following is a YouTube video of Governor Walker, speaking to an editorial board, of not only saying he favors a path to Citizenship, but that if we made it easier for people to come here, there would be no need for more Border Security.

I will be posting this shortly to remove all doubt and pinging BeadCounter to that post as well, so that he can inform himself on this subject, if he so desires.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker endorses path to citizenship
48 posted on 11/17/2013 3:48:05 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Logical me

You can not seal the border via the Fed

1% of land in Texas is federal land.
That means 99%of Texas is PRIVATE land.

Now here come some asshats in Virginia telling us what to do.

That aint gonna wash.

Texas would be happy to patrol its own fence line and we do.
But her comes some jackass in DC that say we can’t deport the “Guest worker”

It Is Maddening! let the states have rights!
Give CITIZENS rights over Illegals.


49 posted on 11/17/2013 3:48:06 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: VR-21
Incomplete facts perhaps, but should Reagan not have known that the law enforcement provisions would be ignored? There was no dearth of evidence back then that the Democrat party of Henry Jackson and Hubert Humphrey had been vanquished by the Democrat party of Ted Kennedy and Tip O’Neil. I have the same reverence for Reagan that most conservatives do, but I do wish that he had the same wariness of the homegrown left that he did of the international left. There are also times that I wonder If he really understood the level of duplicity and cravenness that existed in his own party.

Probably, but his statement to his son was that he actually expected them to obey/enforce the law. They didn't.
50 posted on 11/17/2013 3:48:59 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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