Immigration
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.

Do Democrats Even Want a Compromise on Immigration?

1/31/18
By Jason L. Riley,
from The Wall Street Journal,
1/30/18:

Schumer and Durbin act as if they’d rather have an issue to use against the Republicans in November.

Officially, Republicans and Democrats in Congress are working to craft an immigration fix before the March deadline set by President Trump to wind down a program that protects the so-called Dreamers brought here illegally as children. Unofficially, you have to wonder how much interest Democrats really have in reaching a compromise. First, we had Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, stroll out of a private meeting with the president and share with the media Mr. Trump’s crude remarks about immigrant homelands. Mr. Durbin had to know that by publicizing the alleged comments, he was jeopardizing any potential deal. His intent was to sabotage the discussions, not advance them.

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