Republicans and Immigration Reform: Your cheatin’ heart
My, my. Republicans do go on about immigration and immigration reform. You and I and others with ears and eyeballs have noticed over the years that the right really doesn’t want reform. The value of cheap and sometimes virtually slave labor pouring in over the border to clean our California houses and staff our tourist services and labor on our ranches and farms from California to Texas and well beyond is just too convenient to the “small businesses” Republicans claim as their own.
But they do love to jump and scream about the very “illegal aliens” they love so dearly. So we’ve seen this since god knows when: leading right wing pol declares there will be no immigration reform. Vide Paul Ryan.
The 2012 vice presidential nominee has vowed there will be no immigration vote while Obama is in office, and he said he won’t bring other immigration bills to the floor unless they have backing from a majority of House Republicans.
“I think if we reach consensus on something like border enforcement, interior security, that’s one thing,” he told NBC host Chuck Todd. “But I do not believe we should advance comprehensive immigration legislation with a president who’s proven himself untrustworthy on this issue.” ...TheHill
The language will change as it has over the years. But you won’t find Republicans embracing a reform that will actually make the system work fairly for prospective Mexican emigres. “Keep ’em scared and keep ’em underpaid but don’t keep ’em out” works far too well for those Republican voters.