Making the Case for Immigration: How the GOP Will Cave on Amnesty

Many of us will never have to contemplate a decision to move to another country. Yet, we have heard from members over the years who have had to make that decision. Some escaping from totalitarian regimes and others just looking for a chance at a better life.

According to the Center for Immigration Studies, “We estimate that 52 percent of households with children headed by legal immigrants used at least one welfare program in 2009, compared to 71 percent for illegal immigrant households with children. Illegal immigrants generally receive benefits on behalf of their U.S.-born children.”

According to the Migration Information Source, “Unauthorized immigrants [11.1 million] made up 28.0 percent of the nation’s foreign-born population, about 3.7 percent of the entire US population, and 5.1 percent of US workers. Approximately 47.0 percent of the nation’s unauthorized immigrants have arrived since 2000. ”

Again, according to the CIS, “An unwillingness to work is not the reason immigrant welfare use is high. The vast majority (95 percent) of immigrant households with children had at least one worker in 2009. But their low education levels mean that more than half of these working immigrant households with children still accessed the welfare system during 2009.”

So since the economy has tanked, the number of illegal immigrants arriving has gone down. Couple this with states that have enacted tougher immigration laws or at least making it harder to access benefits. What happens? Illegal immigrants deport themselves, either to other states with lax laws or back to their country of origin.

The current Congress would have you believe that all illegal immigrants need to have a pathway to citizenship and many Republican Congressmen are starting to make excuses as to why they agree with Congressman Rubio and his plans for amnesty. Rather than argue for rule of law (and its proven results) and stand on principle, they are once again caving in to the rhetoric that they need to pander to specific segments of the voting population. Yet, stats show the majority of this voting block has not voted Republican, even after amnesty measures were signed in by Republican lawmakers.

How about stopping the pandering and start standing for the principles of limited government under the Constitution, traditional family values, and more responsibility and liberty for the citizen?

Contact your Representative and Senators and let them know you are opposed to any form of amnesty, opposed to any trading of liberty for security, and support the rule of law.



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