Rubio is far more pragmatic and honest on this subject than the overwhelming majority of politicians. And he is taking political risk. If I might add, not unlike Paul Ryan on the budget. These are the guys that truly reach across aisles, and find those willing to reach back.
Sowell is correct though, in that any comprehensive solution starts with a secure border. We call that "stop the bleeding", and it works with far more than Immigration.
I applaud Rubio. Bigtime.
When you live in a country where the vast majority of the wealth is concentrated in VERY few hands, that doesn't leave much for everybody else. We as a country do VERY LITTLE to pressure Mexico to address its patently unfair "divvy-up". On 7he ccontrary, American maquiladoras profit greatly from the desperation Mexicos economic disparity engenders.
Crossing an imaginary line to a place where one can make enough to live and send enough home to support ones family isn't a big "moral" hurdle for someone who is starving.
It says more about the system of imaginary lines than it does about the character of the individuals who cross them..
Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
...well no duh. Of course he'd come to this country illegally if he had to. Every single one of you would come to this country illegally if you had to.
Far too many armchair experts out there.
Originally Posted by Josie
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Of course what he said has nothing to do with controlling illegal immigration, which is, I'd imagine, the direction any that don't like what he said would take. But that is an approach full of fallacy.
Actually isn't this just politics? Obama early a few days ago talking about amnesty for illegal Mexicans. Reports then flow that the hispanic vote is certain to go to Obama.
And then days later Rubio from the Republican Party comes out and says.....
Nah, am just certain it is a coincidence.
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