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Guess who's best on immigration?

By GOPUSA Staff

Apparently, all the current crop of presidential candidates ranks poorly on the issue of illegal immigration. So, some of the top people who advocate cracking down on illegal immigration are lining up behind the candidate who is not as bad as the rest.

Mitt Romney collected the endorsements Wednesday of the architect of Arizona's immigration-crackdown law, marking the final step on a journey that has taken him from lukewarm support of legalization to the Republican presidential field's most ardent opponent of amnesty.

"Romney stands head and shoulders above the crowd," Kris W. Kobach, Kansas' secretary of state and the architect of the Arizona law, told The Washington Times, praising Mr. Romney for treading where other Republican candidates have refused to go. "Immigration is one of those issues that will appear to be a hot button -- some elected officials who are afraid of offending anyone will avoid taking tough stands on immigration, and he took a tough stand."

Mr. Kobach's endorsement follows those of other leaders in the immigration crackdown movement, including Bay Buchanan, who ran Tom Tancredo's presidential campaign in 2008 and who is the sister of former presidential candidate Patrick J. Buchanan.

Is illegal immigration an issue to watch in the 2012 presidential race? If so, then all the candidates need to get a clue and get serious about protecting America.

Read the full story at The Washington Times.

Check out the ranking chart at Numbers USA.

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  1. MadeinAmerica33Comment by MadeinAmerica33
    January 13, 2012 @ 11:04 am

    Take the time to check out the Numbers USA web site, they will give you info on your own state politicians and sometimes local. Gives you an insight on how they stand on immigration issues. also gives easy way to fax and write them.

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    • BillzillaComment by Billzilla
      January 13, 2012 @ 11:38 am

      Great advice and spot on! Numbers USA is an excellent web site that’ll give you the correct information on where the candidates, and your own Congressional Representative and US Senators stand on immigration.

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    • newsjunkyComment by newsjunky
      January 13, 2012 @ 11:50 am

      I agree with that, as I visit that site.  I’ve sent enough faxes to wallpaper their walls.

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    • elaineComment by elaine
      January 13, 2012 @ 7:42 pm

      I really thought this over carefully; and I do understand why they would want to come here; however, just “invading” us is not the way to do it!
      1) Have those that are already here — register (just like our ancestors did at Ellis Island); 2) Background checks are a MUST; 3) After they register, they MUST attend classes to learn to read and speak English (most community colleges offer classes); 4) They must learn the Constitution; Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence (and be tested); 5) They must then go before a judge to be sworn in as an American Citizen. 6) The men “must” join the Military if he is under 30 years of age. 
      7) They must have a health CheckThe adults will NEVER receive Social Security benefits because they have not paid into it. They are NOT to receive food stamps for the same reason. They have never paid into the system to warrant receiving food stamps. 
      8) Put the Military on the border. Place signs at every major path where they come into the U.S. Also run ads in all the major newspapers; and give a press release to every major TV station in Mexico. IF shot crossing the border “illegally, any lawsuits will not be accepted in any U.S. court.
       

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    • teapartyproudComment by teapartyproud
      January 13, 2012 @ 8:55 pm

      You’re still talking amnesty, Elaine. If they are here already illegally, they must go. If you don’t do that, it encourages many more to do the same no matter how hard you make it. It’s also a slap to the people who waited in line and are doing it the right and legal way. Amnesty is not the answer. Ever.

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  2. middlegroundComment by middleground
    January 13, 2012 @ 11:38 am

     
    In my grandfather’s effects are his immigration papers from when he passed through Ellis Island before the turn of the last century. He left a wife and two children behind in Ireland, because until he made enough as a longshoreman to support his family and build a home, his father-in-law wouldn’t let his daughter and grandchildren follow him to Portland. That was a time of legal immigration and he had to learn about and swear allegiance to his new country as well as forsake his old allegiances. The only groups who were bestowed citizenship as groups in earlier times were the Spanish-Mexican colonists of New Mexico and California, blacks at the end of the Civil War, women in the 1920s and Native American’s at the end of the 1920s. However, look up our current immigration rules and you will see an absolute mess with numerous special categories that seem to violate the thought of immigration as individuals moving to a new country with a new allegiance. Under our new rules you seemingly can have citizenship in other countries and not lose your US citizenship or you can just arrive and with the help of a “community organizer” vote in US elections.
     

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    • pistol packing mamaComment by txgoatlady
      January 13, 2012 @ 12:05 pm

      Dual-citizenship should be illegal in this country. When I was reading an article about the American scheduled for execution in Iran, it said that Iran was considering him Iranian rather than American because he holds dual-citizenship. Iran does not recognize dual-citizenship. When you become an American, you should renounce your citizenship to your country of origin. Divided loyalty is not a good thing, especially when the countries do not have a friendly relationship.

      It is always interesting to compare our relatively lax immigration laws with the laws of countries who condemn us for being too harsh. Mexico has very stringent immigration laws, but they want us to let all their people who venture across our borders have citizenship and benefits. It is a real case of “Do as I say, not as I do.”

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  3. Comment by Leonidas
    January 13, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

    Why is everyone avoiding the elephant in the room?
     
    Were you surprised to see Numbers USA rank Romney best of the GOP crop on immigration? I was.
     
    I was a little disappointed that best only got a C+ until I looked at where he was rated high. It’s on some of the sub-issues that are most important to me as a voter. 
     
    Excellent on opposition to amnesty, secure borders, supports local law enforcement and good on e-verify. That’s better than George Bush and anyone else in the running.
     
    I’ll take it and try to elect a senator who will do at least that, if not more.
     

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    • SAnnComment by SAnn
      January 13, 2012 @ 4:46 pm

      Romney on illegal immigration:
      Illegal Aliens and Amnesty
      Although Romney says he’s against amnesty for illegal aliens, he also says, “I don’t believe in rounding up 11 million people and forcing them at gunpoint from our country.” (Willard, it’s probably more like 40 or 50 million people here illegally and according to FBI statistics they murder 25 American citizens per day!) Willard says he would like to see illegal immigrants register with the government, pay taxes, and apply for citizenship. What? How about entering the country the way all our ancestors did? How about coming into this country legally? Does Willard have any idea of how many “other types” are crossing the border so easily? Kelleigh Nelson

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    • elaineComment by elaine
      January 13, 2012 @ 6:02 pm

      Romney doesn’t Support The Dream Act, but “his ad does”!

      Short Video http://www.conservativeactionalerts.com/2012/01/romney-doesnt-support-the-dream-act-but-campaign-ad-suggests-he-does/

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    • elaineComment by elaine
      January 13, 2012 @ 7:52 pm

      Romney says he “does NOT” want the dream act; BUT, he ad does!
      Short Video:
      http://www.conservativeactionalerts.com/2012/01/romney-doesnt-support-the-dream-act-but-campaign-ad-suggests-he-does/  

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  4. teapartyproudComment by teapartyproud
    January 13, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

    You don’t have to round up anybody and deport them at gunpoint. Just remove the jobs magnet with E-verify and prosecute employers who willingly hire illegals and they will self deport for the most part. Cut off the benefits of free medical care, food stamps, etc. Stop the anchor baby automatic citizenship and chain migration. Oh wait, then Obama loses a ton of democrat voters. Never mind.

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  5. thebigetrain88Comment by thebigetrain88
    January 14, 2012 @ 7:14 am

    The best rating on immigration goes to Michele Bachmann-the only true conservative in the race. Regrettably, Michele decided to step out of the race as she realized that all those so-called conservatives and Tea Party supporters decided to abandon her and her beautiful message and voted for anybody else but her. They’re all spineless and corrupt rats who betrayed her and came up with excuses why they did so. That day was a reminder that a true conservatism is in peril. None of the current candidates come close to Michele’s stance on immigration, which is very alarming to me. And, yes, Mitt Romney’s stance is “the most acceptable” out of all current GOP candidates. Keep that in mind, conservatives, when deciding whom to vote for.

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  6. Lech DharmaComment by Lech Dharma
    January 18, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

    What am I missing?  NumbersUSA grades out Rick Santorum with an A- on overall Immigration Policy, and Romney only gets a C.  Apparently the Washingtom Times and GOPUSA don’t consider Santorum a contender. It was mainly because of Santorum’s “conservative-minded” stance on Immigration policy that I really started paying attention to him. Our National Immigration policy—including enforcement of our borders and existing law—is directly tied to our domestic economic policy and to National defense,

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