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Conservatives Need to Fix the Broken U.S. Immigration System [Russo Sellout]
Roll Call ^ | May 15, 2014 | Sal Russo

Posted on 05/15/2014 1:41:23 AM PDT by Timber Rattler

The U.S. immigration system is flawed and broken. Conservatives should be at the forefront of reform so the law reflects the just interests of the United States, not misty-eyed ideals of some of the liberal do-gooder reformers. What is good for America should be the sole criteria for immigration reform.

Our laws today are unenforced and citizens and companies who play by the rules are undermined by bad actors who do not. This undermines our rule of law and slows our economic growth. In today’s global economy, we cannot afford the status quo.

Congress must pass legislation that will fix our broken system. We have the strongest economy in the world, the most innovative businesses and a history replete with examples of how legal immigration has made us stronger. Conservatives need to seize on immigration reform as an opportunity for growth, to reaffirm who we are and what makes our country great.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; russo; teapartyexpress
Out of the blue pro-amnesty drivel from Sal Russo, Tea Party Express co-founder and now amnesty sell-out.
1 posted on 05/15/2014 1:41:23 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

We have to turn the page,” says Simon campaign strategist Sal Russo.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1020387913752951040

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_gubernatorial_election,_2002


2 posted on 05/15/2014 1:44:19 AM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Timber Rattler

It is not BROKEN because of a structural flaw with respect to established, legislated law; it is broken because the Obama Cartel refuses to enforce the laws, period.

Because a so-called leader refuses to enforce the law is no reason to invalidate the laws and replace them, and our sovereignty with a system that will invite the entirety of the 3rd and 4th world’s economic orphans into our midst.


3 posted on 05/15/2014 1:47:44 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Timber Rattler

It happened in 1986. It was called the Simpson-Mazzoli Act.

Time for Border Security funding only.


4 posted on 05/15/2014 1:55:36 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: Timber Rattler

It doesn’t need reform, you lying liar.

Only proper enforcement of existing laws.


5 posted on 05/15/2014 2:05:32 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Timber Rattler

The key, which seems to escape Russo WHILE he utters the words, is that the law TODAY is unenforced... Newer shiny laws WILL be enforced? Only if they continue to promote mass migration methinks.


6 posted on 05/15/2014 2:26:07 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: Timber Rattler

The key, which seems to escape Russo WHILE he utters the words, is that the law TODAY is unenforced... Newer shiny laws WILL be enforced? Only if they continue to promote mass migration methinks.


7 posted on 05/15/2014 2:26:22 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: Timber Rattler

“Our laws today are unenforced and citizens and companies who play by the rules are undermined by bad actors who do not.”

Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winnah!

And, there is the solution...enforce the current laws.

The rest of that drivel is just BS.


8 posted on 05/15/2014 3:12:58 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Immigration Law, like so many regulations passed in our midst over the years, may also present an onerous burden when it comes to enforcement. “Fixing” the system may indeed include additional work toward stricter enforcement, greater security at the border, etc. But it would not be surprising at all if existing law ties our hands.

Unless we want the status quo, I suggest we take a good long look at current practice and refrain knee jerk sound bytes. It is not as simple as “just enforce the current laws.” That may be a sorry path to take in view of how the Feds create and enforce laws in the first place.


9 posted on 05/15/2014 4:01:29 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Timber Rattler

Sal isn’t selling out, it is what he believed all along, he is just coming out of the closet showing that he is really a liberal/fascist..


10 posted on 05/15/2014 4:33:27 AM PDT by stockpirate (Only a tidal wave of tyrants blood will return our tree of liberty......)
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To: Timber Rattler

Our laws today are unenforced and citizens and companies who play by the rules are undermined by bad actors who do not. ......
Congress must pass legislation ....

The Author is drunk, demented, or both


11 posted on 05/15/2014 4:40:41 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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No, we do not need legislaton, we need a President and an attorney General.

The border crossings could be stopped in one month with vigorous enforcement and punishment.

A tent jail with bread and water rations would go a long way towards solving the problem


12 posted on 05/15/2014 4:43:25 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Timber Rattler

There are about a dozen major things that need correcting before serious immigration reform should take place, chief among them being the enforcement of existing laws, but equally pressing is reforming our welfare and social services systems to reduce the impact of immigrants, legal and illegal. Honorable mention should be given to the dismal job market, including job creation and job quality. Job murdering aspects of Obamacare are still lingering around the corner, and Tea Party leaders are burning political capital on immigration reform. It is stupid.


13 posted on 05/15/2014 5:50:00 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Timber Rattler

The only part that’s broken is the enforcement part. The only ‘fix’ they offer is to make enforcement even slacker.


14 posted on 05/15/2014 6:05:21 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: Timber Rattler

In a way, I agree that conservatives need to do something on immigration.

First, enforce the existent laws. If there are specific laws on the books that are unenforceable (as in, self-contradictory, not just that they are difficult), repeal them through legislative action.

Then, finish the danged border fence (that is already provided for in law).

Then, observe the results. Based on any problems created for citizens of the US, make adjustments after 5-10 years. Issues created for illegals should be ignored.


15 posted on 05/15/2014 6:12:31 AM PDT by MortMan (Avoid temporary variables and strange women.)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

There may very well be specific immigration laws that are not enforceable. But the federal government has chosen to ignore them (and many others that ARE enforceable) rather than reform or rescind those that cannot be enforced.

First, enforce existing laws. That is not a sound bite or a knee jerk - it is a necessary step to identify the specific problems that make specific laws unenforceable. After that, you can assess the problems and determine if they can be resolved through different enforcement techniques, through modification of the law, or whether the law itself is so flawed it has to be rescinded.

Ignoring existing law only promotes breaking the laws. When politicians start talking about overhauling the immigration system, they are not looking to weed out any specific issues, but are rather looking to layer on a new coating of paint over the ignored, rusted surface of this nation’s putative requirements for entry and residency.


16 posted on 05/15/2014 6:22:14 AM PDT by MortMan (Avoid temporary variables and strange women.)
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To: MortMan
When politicians start talking about overhauling the immigration system, they are not looking to weed out any specific issues . . .

We need to ask them about that. I do not think in every case it means unconditional amnesty, but I could see conditional amnesty as part of a comprehensive overhaul. Much as I would like to live in a black and white world where every principle could be applied to full effect and without compromise, I am old enough to know that is an unrealistic expectation, and that the law of unintended consequences is without partiality.

17 posted on 05/15/2014 6:47:17 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Fester Chugabrew

I think the politicians have implicitly already stated (loudly) that any “comprehensive” immigration changes will include a wide-ranging amnesty. Even if it is “conditional”, even with strong conditions attached, the current state of determined non-enforcement telegraphs the non-enforcement of any conditions.

Consider that Obama just ordered the release of many convicted murderers and rapists by ICE. Because they were illegal aliens, they were scheduled for deportation. Now, they are allowed to stay, but not required to go to prison (as a citizen would be).

“It’s broken” is political-speak for “we’re gonna make it worse” (but only for citizens).


18 posted on 05/15/2014 6:55:58 AM PDT by MortMan (Avoid temporary variables and strange women.)
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To: MortMan

Definitely bad news with our current situation. I would make citizenship contingent upon productivity, fidelity to conservative principles, participation in private sector, education via private schools only, and regular testing on civic affairs. But yes, enforcement of current law would go a long way. The question is how unwieldy such enforcement might prove to be. We cannot even tell these days how big the can of worms is in the first place. All we get are lies and obfuscation from “above.”


19 posted on 05/15/2014 7:29:52 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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