In the discussion thread: Immigration Reform Effort To Begin In Senate Post-Inauguration [View all]
Response to leveymg (Reply #7)
Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:31 AM
lalalu (1,663 posts)
8. The Dream Act would be an exception.
Like it or not the reality is that entering this country illegally is a crime. Essentially the Dream Act would be forgiving their crime with conditions. It can and will have limitations and that is the only way it will pass. Blanket amnesty given in the past was a disaster and people are not going for it again. That includes some very liberal people willing to compromise.
The irony of people trying to push amnesty is that they have done more harm than good for the same people they claim to champion. Cesar Chavez opposed illegal immigration because he knew it would drive down wages and working conditions and he was right. We cannot absorb all the poor workers of the world looking for better conditions. That's just the reality. Population control and pressure to improve conditions in other countries is the real answer.
The labor fight was over improving conditions for workers in this country legally and many battles were won. Reagan favored amnesty for the same reason he favored outsourcing. To hit back at unions and labor groups that had won and to suppress wages. There will be changes along with compromise and conditions as it should be. Contrary to the myth there are a lot of Hispanics who feel that is the proper response.
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