Among most radical leftists, the debate over illegal immigration is over. They have unilaterally decided – as with global warming and any number of other issues – that conservatives are wrong and must be defeated.
While those on the right see America’s immigration laws as vital national security measures that must be enforced, too many on the other side of the aisle believe such legislation should be ignored, and those in violation be unequivocally pardoned.
Though this trend is hardly new, a disturbingly high number of Republicans have recently joined forces with those who seek to dismantle our sovereignty as a nation by legalizing millions of people who entered the U.S. as criminals.
Rick Snyder, the Republican governor of Michigan, is just the latest to express support for amnesty, explaining his position alongside former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a recent event in Washington, D.C.
He expressed the need for “comprehensive immigration reform,” calling America’s current immigration law enforcement “a dumb system.”
Snyder, though rarely included in conversations about strong conservative leaders, is nevertheless a symbol of the leftward lurch of establishment GOP members. During his recent statement, he publicly supported an array of proposals that would result in amnesty for illegals – and reduced income for American workers, according to researchers at the Congressional Budget Office.
First and foremost, he wants to see lawmakers “get them in legalized status,” suggesting the next logical step would be full-fledged American citizenship.
“And then the question of citizenship is more a question of differing views on how many steps or what stages you go through,” he continued.
His advocacy sounds exactly like that of the most radical amnesty supporters on the left. With no mention of the extreme impacts – economic and otherwise – that his proposal would inevitably cause, Snyder apparently sees nothing but upside in completely disregarding the laws he was elected to uphold.
As he and other Republicans join the leftist cause on this issue, it will only expedite legislation granting amnesty to illegals. This will, in turn, create a new permanent voting bloc that will reward the Republican effort by guaranteeing Democrat victories throughout the foreseeable future.