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Showing posts from April 8, 2007

Hewitt: the prospects of a amnesty-light bill are growing every day

Hugh Hewitt provides some comments and thoughts on the politics behind the immigration bill. So, does it have to be an all-or-nothing deal? I think there is a difference between ideals and policy, and the politics of a two-party government and the compromises that happen inside the betlway. I don't like it, but if something is going to be done about securing our borders, politics is just a reality of how things get done in Washington.I would think a bill that mandated rapid construction of the 700 miles of double-fencing, significantly hiked fines on employers paying illegals who could not mount an affirmative defense based upon a tamper-proof ID, and the stipulation that citizenship could never be available to anyone who had entered the country illegally and who had either not returned to their country of origin for a legal entry that was separated by a period of at least some months from their exit or had served in the military. I think it might also be possible to insist on a …