You can produce an immigration policy that is all three. I have some thoughts about it over at National Review Online.
Well, if Ted Cruz is as smart as they say he is, he would be taking notes from your article. I do support Rubio’s continuing efforts to try to make something out of this but it looks like its going to be one more victim of the Sausage Factory that is our legislative branch.
The biggest question I have in response to your recommendations is your characterization of popular opinion. How many of those supporting border security first have that issue as a priority when considering candidates at the ballet box? Or is this a case where they may support it as an issue in a vacuum, but as soon as a Republican candidate faces the slings and arrows of the popular media, the voter suddenly becomes like one of the multitudes in 2012 that voted left but claimed to support right of center positions?
I think the democrats are banking on the latter, and recent history would support that thesis. Which is why I think the gang of eight is pretty much hostage to its Schumer wing at the moment.
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