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Old 02-02-2008, 07:45 PM
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First, stopping illegal immigration does not mean we are uncompassionate. When Ronald Reagan spoke of the US as a "shining city on a hill," he rightfully declared our position as a beacon of hope and refuge to people around the world. Millions of people are born into oppressive, impoverished nations where they know neither freedom nor opportunity. We should always provide a shelter for those people who need it.

However, that doesn't mean we should have completely open borders. There is nothing wrong with having an orderly process everyone has to go through to become a legal citizen. We don't have to have anarchy to be compassionate.
Answering the Critics: The Truth About Illegal Immigration - Daily Journal Online Archives (http://www.mydjconnection.com/articles/2007/08/11/fredericktown/doc46bb59e2079c9895800895.txt - broken link)
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