Fabricating Consensus on Immigration

This is from a column I wrote that was published on the Daily Caller opinion site:

Amnesty proponents have apparently absorbed the lessons of 2007. As they embark on yet another legislative effort in 2013, they are aggressively attacking the obstacles that tripped up their last attempt. The strategy boils down to declaring victory over illegal immigration and asserting that there has been a sea change in public opinion.

You can read the full op-ed at the Daily Caller Website.

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to ImmigrationReform.com, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


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    We do NOT need “immigration reform”; we simply NEED the “current immigration laws” to be ENFORCED!!

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      Self-Deportation is the way to go – it would be easy. As far as a “shortage of unskilled labor” here that is just crazy. Stop welfare and long-term unemployment and the loafers will get hungry – hungry people WILL pick tomatoes. And if they don’t like picking tomatoes then they can go to work on their skills so that they can get better jobs. People who must work and pay taxes are a little more careful about the kind of people they vote into the Presidency.

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    Percy Mervyn on

    We have our work cut out for us, once again politicians from both parties are willing to do anything for their personal gain, either campaign money or votes. None of these politicians will have to compete for a job with the legal illegal’s nor the added new immigrants brought here through comprehensive immigration reform. Once elected they are set for life, even voted out of office they will either get appointed to a government job or hire on as a lobbyist to the ones that bought their soul. We need to stop electing politicians and start electing people who love our country and its citizens.

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    One thing that needs to be constantly pointed out is the statement the president made to Hispanic journalists in 2011, when he said those so called “record” deportation numbers were actually “a little deceptive”. Many of those numbers are those caught at the border and returned within a day or two. Those are not real deportations.