There is probably no clearer example of the partisan political divide than with regard to the issue of immigration. From border states like Texas and Arizona where the problem is illegal immigration and criminal activity to other states like California and Washington who need temporary farm laborers and skilled technology workers, the immigration issue is hotly debated. Unfortunately, the radical fringe of both the left (more minority immigrants=more votes) and right (build a wall & no path to citizenship for illegals) are controlling the immigration conversation with absolutely no attention to the what is best for America. Unlike a few other issues, this issue is ripe for a compromise solution if only the majority of both the left and right would stand up and recognize there is little that separates you on this issue. Lets regain our common sense on this issue and get the radicals out of the way.

Pelosi Faces Her Constituents

By The Editorial Board,
from The Wall Street Journal,

These days, no good compromise goes unpunished.

Now Nancy Pelosi knows how Charles Murray, or any conservative speaker at Berkeley, feels. The House Minority Leader was confronted by angry protesters in San Francisco Monday as she and two other California Democrats sought to explain her tentative agreement last week with President Trump to provide legal protection to young undocumented immigrants. The event was intended as a call for Congress to pass the Dream Act that would protect some 700,000 so-called Dreamers from being deported. And you’d think that Mrs. Pelosi would be thanked for getting Mr. Trump to move off his campaign rhetoric and support legalization—especially when Democrats are in the minority on Capitol Hill. But dozens of young people instead rushed the stage and began chanting, “we are not a bargaining chip” and “all or us or none of us.” They also demanded a “clean bill” without any provisions for additional border security, as Mr. Trump said he wants. Perhaps before they’re granted legal status, these kids should be required to understand how America works. If they want legal status under the U.S. Constitution, Congress must pass a law and Republicans now have a majority. This requires compromise, and Mrs. Pelosi is trying to cut a deal that will stop these protesters from being deported. They’re fortunate that a requirement of legal status isn’t an IQ test.

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