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POSTED: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 10:07pm

UPDATED: Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 8:51am

Until 1875, if you could get to America, you could stay in America. Since then, we have tried to regulate, limit and control immigration. At Ellis Island…it worked.
 

On the Rio Grande…it’s been a long running joke…
 

And with President Calderon of Mexico visiting Washington, the subject, and Arizona’s recent reaction to it, was on everyone’s mind.
 

While the president is not a fan of the new Arizona law, he admitted it was an understandable reaction to the utter national failure to control the border that is a leaky as a British Petroleum oil rig.
 

Since 1986, the US has passed seven amnesties for illegal immigrants.
 

The Republican Party platform calls for a tighter border, and stiffer employer identification programs.
 

In 2007, President Bush supported the McCain-Kennedy bill to regulate illegal immigration and provide a path to citizenship.
 

President Obama is on record supporting a similar effort to the failed 2007 bill.
 

And meanwhile illegal immigrants build our homes, grow our food, fix our roads and fill hard to fill jobs, and everyone looks the other way until a state like Arizona acts.
No wonder real reform is more honored in the breach than the observance.
 

While the President has promised to push for real immigration reform, there is no bill in the hopper, no legislative strategy planned, no public events scheduled.
 

And more and more states are looking at Arizona and saying, why not?
 

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Those who came through Ellis Island came legally and were willing to become AMERICANS!!
They worked at assimilating by learning the language and even changing their names to be more American.

Those coming across the border care nothing about being Americans and many of them loathe this country due to envy and want only to take as much as possible while breaking every law they can while evading capture!!

It is an INVASION of illegal aliens: mostly MEXICANS who love Mexico, not the U.S.

I never have believed that any administration is serious about our border. Without borders you have no sovereignty. The Bush administration went along with businesses to get cheap labor into the U.S. driving wages down for the citizens that Congress and the President are SUPPOSED to watch out for. But money talks and now we have a huge problem. I expect we will see amnesty for about 30 million illegals but that number will rise when the families in Mexico follow.

The only possible productive effect from the draconian Arizona immigration bill is that it is calling attention to the serious problem they face there. No question about it, it is a Federal problem and the nation has been asleep at the wheel for a long time. We need to find a way to fix the border and to update and repair our shaky immigration policies. If we succeed, the tough part comes: where to acquire a cheap labor force.

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