Msg to GOP: Revive 2010 strategy re: amnesty

Monday, December 3, 2012
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

In the wake of the GOP's election results, an immigration enforcement activist maintains that caving to the demands for amnesty for illegals is not the right course of action for Republicans.

New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez (D) recently claimed that President Barack Obama's re-election gives his Democratic Party a "mandate" to enact legislation giving illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship.

Meanwhile, two Republicans set to retire from the Senate have unveiled a plan to provide a way for young people brought into the country illegally to remain in the United States legally. The legislation, introduced by Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas and Jon Kyl of Arizona, is similar to the DREAM Act, which would have given young illegal aliens a path to legal status if they enrolled in college or joined the military.

Gheen, William (ALIPAC)The Republican bill has been labled by some as another indication of the GOP's newfound focus on amnesty following the party's poor showing among Hispanics in the November election. But William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration (ALIPAC), advises the GOP to return to the strategy of 2010.

"In 2010, more candidates than ever who were strong against illegal immigration won," he recalls. "We need to take that to a new level in 2014. However, some of the Republican leaders came out within 48 hours of the election and said We need to pass amnesty legislation for illegal immigrant invaders."

Gheen asserts that conservatism is not to blame for the GOP losses.

"Eventually the GOP landed on Mitt Romney because everyone had tried everything to get a real candidate," he offers. "And the fact is the GOP is not producing truly conservative candidates for president. If we had had one of those, then we could have beaten Barack Obama."

Despite Obama's re-election, the ALIPAC president asserts that the majority of Americans do not want Congress to pass an amnesty program.

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