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Old 04-23-2008, 07:46 AM
 
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I see few if any new laws regarding immigration in the next Congress. What will really make a difference is the philosphy of the President of the United States and his/her appointed leaders at Himeland Security and ICE. Under Bush there has been limited enforcement of the various laws related to illegal immigration. If the government really wanted to they could essentially end most illegal immigration through massive force at the border, strong workplace enforcement and stricter Visa rules. But their heart is really not in it. What would happen if a President was elected who really wanted to stop illegal immigration. Would he be stoppped by Congress?
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:49 AM
 
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Because most of the American people are against illegal immigration, he/she might be able to stop it, with Congress.

However, I think that our best chance to stop illegal immigration lies with the states, counties, cities, etc. It seems to work better locally. The federal government won't get off their collective butts to do anything until maybe there's a war that gets started on the border.
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