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  1. sierra60

    sierra60 said, 9 months ago

    the flowers will probably squirt water in their faces.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 9 months ago

    That fence should have turrets on it, but other than that it looks good.
    Those look like LEGAL immigrants, of which Republicans have been their biggest supporters.
    Now if you’re talking about the 12 million ILLEGAL ALIENS that the Democrats want to hand citizenship to, then most hard working Americans have a real problem with that.
    Unfortunately, the Democrats just see 12 million new loyal Democrats.
    Screw the Americans who already can’t find a decent job.

  3. Enoki

    Enoki said, 9 months ago

    I’m still trying to figure out why we would even want the illegal immigrant population here…
    .
    I mean, given that it is about two thirds male, and about the same percentage has less than an 8th grade education, has more health issues than the legal population, and has close to a 100% record of criminal activity starting with the fact they are here illegally…
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    Not exactly the bunch we need for a high tech America is it? On the other hand, it is exactly the bunch the Progressive Left needs for an enlarged social welfare state of the sort dragging Europe down.

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 9 months ago

    A couple of years ago, I mentioned that Obama had deported more Hispanics per annum than any other president (but, in 3½ years, he’d deported fewer than Bush, jr deported in 8 years). I was challenged by those who said Obama ordered La Migra never to bother any of his Hispanic friends. There were a couple of government sites I found back then on Google that showed total deportations per year, going back to Reagan. They’re all gone now.


    Today, I found an interesting site that says Obama’s high deportation record, very effectively bragged about to WASP voters in the ‘12 election, was because he lied. Technically, a deportation is called a ’removal’ in the official statistics, and it goes on the deportee’s permanent record. The term ‘return’ is not considered a deportation. By counting returns as deportations, Clinton deported far more than any other president, and Bush, jr deported more per annum than Obama. The site also shows that, counting only removals as deportations (standard terminology), Obama deported more per annum than any other president.


    Meanwhile, having told WASP voters how tough Obama was on deporting Hispanics, his ads in Spanish said he was only deporting felons (because being in the US without papers can be prosecuted as a felony). And it worked. Obama got almost all of the Hispanic vote (along with most of the non-WASP vote and most of the women’s vote).


    The Republicans think they HAVE to fix that if they want to retake the White House. But it’s hard. If the Republicans could have translated Obama’s WASP ads into Spanish and convinced the Hispanic community they were telling the truth…


    But why should Republicans have to do that? Voter ID is the answer, with issuers who, if anyone who is not a WASP applies, will do their duty and inform the fine patriots with the white sheets. (Women will be gently and politely reminded that their job is Kinder, Küche, Kirche, while voting is only for the man of the house.)

  5. ARodney

    ARodney said, 9 months ago

    Republicans have NEVER supported legal immigration from central America. People do not sneak over the border because they want to be criminals. People sneak over the border because, unless you’re from Cuba, legal immigration requires an average wait of 13 years. That doesn’t help American farmers, who need migrant workers who are able to work based on crops, not bureaucracy. The system is broken, and the GOP has blocked all reform for two decades.

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 9 months ago

    They probably had to pick the flowers for the GOP to use…

  7. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 9 months ago

    This is an issue I have not fully sorted out in my own mind, but there are a few things possibly worth saying.
    First of all, contrary to the note above, many members of the GOP are entirely in favor of creating a way to let illegal immigrants in — George W. Bush was a big supporter — as long as they are permanent second-class non-citizens. In other words, a cheap labor source not covered by labor law, minimum wage requirements, and the like, with no legal recourse and no path to citizenship. This is still the path many Republicans favor: a legalized underclass to do dirty work. We used to call those “slaves.”
    Rather than debating whether we should provide a path to citizenship to illegals, I think what we should do is examine how anyone becomes a citizen. The US, for all its pride as a nation of immigrants, treats potential immigrants and even visitors in a truly awful way.
    Let’s do something different: make it easier for hardworking, ambitious people to cross the border and become citizens, and we won’t have so many illegals.

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 9 months ago

    @ARodney

    No your wrong, Reagan had amnesty.

  9. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Jack on LSD
    “your wrong”, his wrong what?

  10. mikefive

    mikefive said, 9 months ago

    @Michael wme

    “There were a couple of government sites I found back then on Google that showed total deportations per year, going back to Reagan.”

    ICE has historical monthly records from 2007 through Aug 2012. They also have 2013 documented for removals as follows:

    In FY 2013, Mexico continued to be the leading country of origin for those removed, followed by Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. FY 2013 Top 10 Countries of Removal by Citizenship Citizenship Total
    Mexico 241,493
    Guatemala 47,769
    Honduras 37,049
    El Salvador 21,602
    Dominican Republic 2,462
    Ecuador 1,616
    Brazil 1,500
    Colombia 1,429
    Nicaragua 1,383
    Jamaica 1,119
    Top 10 Total 357,422

  11. cubefarmer

    cubefarmer said, 9 months ago

    @Adrian Snare

    Slight problem that your wall doesn’t exist outside your hate fueled hallucinations.

  12. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, 9 months ago

    We should simply treat any illegal immigrant according to the same immigration laws of his/her country of origin.

  13. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 9 months ago

    @mikefive

    I must be getting senile. I could have sworn Reagan was no longer in office in 2007.


    The ICE table that goes from 2007 to 2012 shows the percentage of deportees who were criminals, going from a fairly low percentage in 2007 up to almost all of them in 2012, and was a major campaign table used in the ’12 election.


    Before, there were official .gov tables showing total removals and returns going back to Reagan, but it was clear from those tables that Obama had more deportations per annum than any other president. But those might not have gone over too well with Hispanics, so they had to go.

  14. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, 9 months ago

    @Michael wme

    “percentage of deportees who were criminals”

    Wouldn’t that be all of them? If they are here legally, we would only deport them if they committed a crime. If they are here illegally, then they are criminals by the definition of the word “illegal”.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 9 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    How about mines? Prominently identified of course for the field. And shoot-to-kill for US soldiers and a new BSF or Boarder Security Force to monitor it both North and South? Isn’t that what you want? Walls can keep those out and us in. Both ways.

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