The Wrong Argument for Immigration ReformJanuary 31, 2013 @ 10:58 am (Updated: 11:02 am - 1/31/13 )
But it would damage the party even more if Republicans changed positions solely out of political expediency. The reason to back immigration reform is that it's right - and necessary - not that it's necessarily good politics.
As the party of Americanization - uniting people on values, not dividing them by race- Republicans should recognize that you can't expect undocumented residents to embrace American identity if they're blocked from ever gaining legal status. It should never be easy to earn citizenship, but it shouldn't be impossible either.
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