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Amnesty won’t work: Secure our borders

July 30, 2010
Clarence Hill
7/28/2010

Albert Einstein defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

While the great scientist was himself a legal immigrant to, and later a citizen of, the United States, it doesn’t take a genius of Einstein’s intellect to know that America’s immigration policy over the last several decades has been broken and the federal government has been derelict in its responsibility to fix it.

While the Obama administration says it’s committed to “immigration reform,” Americans are rightly concerned that this reform is merely a euphemism for amnesty. When President Reagan signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., said, “This amnesty will give citizenship to only 1.3 million illegal aliens. We will secure the borders henceforth. We will never again bring forth an amnesty bill like this.”

The senator was right. Today’s amnesty proposals are even worse. They are worse because the population of illegal aliens has skyrocketed to between 10 million and 20 million, depending on whose figures you choose to believe.

Moreover, America has since been struck by a major terrorist attack inflicted by illegal aliens, not to mention numerous failed attacks by those who managed to flout our immigration or entry laws.

The American Legion offers a common-sense strategy to address illegal immigration without offering amnesty or other loopholes that endanger America’s national security and threaten our economic well-being.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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