For the record, I support Romneys policy for handling illegals. I believe Newt’s policy of allowing those here for 25 years, and attending a church somewhere, receiving some identification that allows them to legally work and pay taxes in this country, is the least of the accommodations we will make, no matter who is in the Oval Office. We won’t deport these people – but I also agree with Mitt, if we do it right, many will self-deport.
I agree with Mitt that it’s not that difficult. Build the dang fence and use all other technology necessary. I agree with Santorum that when an illegal crosses the border, his/her first act is breaking our law and “American is worth respecting.” I could agree with Paul when he says illegals should be the responsibility of the Border Patrol, but we know they have no power. The power belongs to the President. (See the candidate’s postions in the NBC debate here.)
But…when it comes to illegals and an Oval Office decision, I fear they will all wither under the bold threats of a no vote, the assaults of LaRaza, the marches in the streets of Los Angeles. We’ll see it in the general election.