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Response to lalalu (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:18 AM

21. 55% of repubs, 75% of Democrats but only 46% of teabaggers support a path to citizenship

as either the main focus of immigration reform or at least an accepted part of a comprehensive approach to reform.




http://www.people-press.org/2011/12/06/illegal-immigration-gaps-between-and-within-parties/?src=prc-headline

"Hispanic Americans are just like other Americans and many do not want amnesty." 85% of Hispanic Democrats want a path to citizenship included in immigration reform.

Apparently you are belong to the 21% of Democrats who believe that immigration policy should not have a path to citizenship as a priority or a co-priority with border security.

BTW your constant use of the term "amnesty" plays right into the right wing playbook in opposition to a path to citizenship.


Previewing the Right-Wing Playbook on Immigration Reform

Strategy 6: Stop Reform by Shouting 'Amnesty'


Opponents of any legislation that would provide an earned path to citizenship grabbed onto the word "amnesty" and plastered it even on legislation that required fines and significant other requirements for law-abiding immigrants to earn a path to citizenship. Decrying "amnesty" became a way to oppose any reform short of mass deportation without saying so directly, and we should expect "no amnesty" to be a rallying cry of those who oppose any responsible approach to reform. Indeed, Pat Buchanan has written, "'Comprehensive' is the code word for amnesty." He has insisted that "America is now risking national suicide…if a path to citizenship becomes law, nothing will stop the next invasion."

http://www.pfaw.org/rww-in-focus/previewing-the-right-wing-playbook-immigration-reform#strategy6

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