We can create clever euphemisms, but the only people we will be fooling are ourselves. Any policy that legalizes illegal aliens is amnesty and will lead to even more illegal immigration. This includes any “pathways to citizenship” or legalization programs that grant green cards or work visas.
President Reagan’s 1986 amnesty was a disaster. After extending legal status and citizenship to 3 million illegal aliens, promises of border security and worksite enforcement went unfulfilled.
Now some of the same politicians are using the same arguments to push another amnesty. We need to stop them by taking back immigration reform and pushing proposals that put Americans first.
Why Amnesty Isn’t the Solution
Amnesty Talking Points (PDF)
VIDEO: The 1986 Debate Revisited
VIDEO: Sen. Grassley Shares Lessons from 1986
What Americans Need to Understand about ‘Comprehensive Immigration Reform’