Amnesty not in best interests of American people

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

A public interest group that pushes for tougher immigration enforcement says a new "bipartisan" group pushing for amnesty is nothing new.

Two former governors and two former cabinet secretaries are part of a bipartisan group pushing to give amnesty to 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States.  Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, a Democrat, will be heading the effort along with former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, a Republican. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, a Republican, and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros, a Democrat, are the other two involved. 

Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, says such supposed "bipartisan" amnesty efforts are nothing new. 

Mehlman, Ira (Federation for American Immigration Reform)"This really isn't a Democrat versus Republican issue," he remarks. "This is really an elite attitude versus the interests of ordinary Americans. And we have seen this play out in the past. We're seeing it again this time obviously. Really, what it comes down to is who really wants to represent the interests of the American people."

And Mehlman points to a recent poll that found that 52 percent of Americans prefer that illegal aliens in the U.S. return to their home countries, as compared to 33 percent who want that they be given legal status. 

"When you give the American public a choice between mass amnesty and mass deportation, they tend to say, Well okay, we should probably give them amnesty," Mehlman tells OneNewsNow.

"But when they're presented with a viable alternative, one that induces voluntary compliance by making it clear they're not going to benefit by breaking the law, then most Americans say that is way that we ought to be going."

Mehlman urges the American people to stop this latest amnesty push.

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