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Heads Up — Here Comes a GOP Immigration Bill

Dec. 5, 2014

We’ve got a long way to go on the immigration issue. Reuters reports, “U.S. Republicans, outraged with President Barack Obama for easing deportations of millions of undocumented residents, plan legislation in 2015 strengthening the U.S.-Mexican border to discourage illegal immigration.” That sounds good – an enforcement measure meant to curb Obama’s appetite for lawlessness. But wait – there’s more. Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) says, “I’m going to use my assets and resources in the new year to work with this Congress … to have a well-understood agreement about what the law should be, and how we as communities, and farm communities, and tech communities, create circumstances where we can have people be in this country and work, and where not one person is quote ‘thrown out’ or ‘deported.’” That doesn’t sound good. We understand easing some of the roadblocks for workers to come legally, but promising not to deport anyone is a bad idea.

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