Is Immigration a Partisan Issue?

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  1. FitnezzJim profile image83
    FitnezzJimposted 3 years ago

    Is Immigration a Partisan Issue?

    On February 17, 2015, it was announced that a judge in Texas has issued an injunction against moving forward with federal efforts to legalize young immigrants.  A majority of States are suing against this action.  In a government system where Senators represent and vote for the position of their States, it is difficult to understand how a law got passed that a majority of States object to.  Is this a result of prior Senatorial partisanship, the result of an executive branch exceeding their authority, or what?

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    Old Poolmanposted 3 years ago

    My answer is "all of the above."  For the most part, this is all about vote gathering for one political party and to hell with the consequences.  As long as this brings in more votes that is all that is required.

    On the other hand, I do feel sorry for those who were brought here illegally by their parents, and have grown up in this country.  Most have gone to school and some even attend college.

    If you think even one of our elected representatives cares what we think you are fooling yourself.  They go what they wanted when the won the election and that is all they care about.

    I'm sure by now this particular Judge has a target on his back.  This will of course go to the Supreme Court and they will deal with it just like they did with Obamacare.  Obama will get what he wants before he leaves office and the Dem's will gain a huge number of votes in the process.

    1. tsadjatko profile image63
      tsadjatkoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Well said Mike and couldn't be more accurately stated. I added some background on the true motivation of this administration in my answer but you nailed it. But what do we know, right? We're just a couple of old codgers...

    2. theman6007 profile image59
      theman6007posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Immigration reform will remain a hot potato issue, in other words it not supposed to be solved. Promises are going to be made on the issue in the up coming elections.

  3. tsadjatko profile image63
    tsadjatkoposted 3 years ago

    This problem of the executive branch (Obama) of the federal government wanting to give away America is rooted in the fundamental belief they have which is a deep-rooted disagreement with the country as founded. They believe the country was founded under false pretense. They think the country was founded on slavery and racism and bigotry and favoritism to the rich. They do not think the United States economy has been legitimately built because it has been built on the theft of resources and materials from countries around the world where we have gone and conquered and stolen things.

    The wealth of the country is not legitimate because it's been built on the backs of the poor who have never been properly compensated for their work, and it is they who actually built this country while the rich got the spoils. They don't believe anything about the founding of this country that is legitimate, that it is a rigged game from the get-go. They also have a deep-seated, inexorable bias against any majority. Any majority is, by definition, illegitimate. A majority has way too much power simply because of numbers. And because of those numbers, that majority can punish and discriminate against and mistreat the minorities. Not just racial, but numerical minorities.

    So majorities are inherently horrible and mean-spirited and extremist. And so all of this immigration policy, giving away the country, is finally making it fair. We are simply returning this country to the people who were here first, in the case of Native Americans and now the Mexicans and other Central Americans, and we are acknowledging that we took what wasn't ours from them and made ourselves into a superpower that we never really deserved. And so this is now get even. This is payback.

    This is where liberals make themselves feel worthwhile by admitting that all the country has become is illegitimate, and this is how they are asking for forgiveness from all the minorities, be they racial, be they ethnic, be they religious. They believe that the country is one giant grievance and that every minority that has ever existed has a legitimate grievance against this country from day one.

    The Democrat Party has been taken over by these kind of leftists in the last 30 years. They've always been there, but they themselves used to be, in a practical sense, their own minority in the Democrat Party. But now they've taken it over and they run it, and it's not your grandfather or your father's Democrat Party anymore.


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