Rodriguez offers plan to defuse immigration debate
Monday, January 25, 2021
Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)
A leader among evangelical Hispanics contends the compromise he's calling for on border security and illegal immigration is a plan that can work.
President Joe Biden has started rolling back Donald Trump's immigration policies, opening up the borders, and promising blanket amnesty for 11 million illegal aliens. In contrast, most conservatives favor strong borders and obedience with U.S. immigration laws. They are also concerned that liberals are pandering to those who are in the country illegally in order to get millions of new Democratic voters – in hopes of making Republicans a permanent political minority.
"Number one: secure the border," he begins. "If Joe Biden doesn't want to continue building the wall, make sure you incorporate infrared technology, satellite imaging … incorporate technology for making certain that that wall does exist."
And he while he wouldn't give amnesty to every illegal immigrant, he argues that some of them do deserve the privilege.
"Number two: Let's legalize the Dreamers, who had no choice in coming into this country illegally," he emphasizes. "Let's let these young men and women, who are now close to 40 years of age, become citizens."
And the parents of those Dreamers, says Rodriguez, should not get amnesty – ever. He supports giving them green cards; but not a blanket amnesty.
"There should be a price to pay. You came here illegally," he points out. "There's a price to pay – and that price is you're never going to become a citizen."
As for new Hispanic voters who could tip the balance of power in Washington? Rodriguez says it's not as big a threat as conservatives believe it to be. Hispanics broke in large numbers for Donald Trump in 2020 – in large part, according to Rodriguez, because they are strongly pro-life and anti-socialist.
Comments will be temporarily unavailable. Thank you for your patience as we restore this service!
We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details
Church in the age of COVID continues to be an online experience for many, if not most Americans. Conventional wisdom says it is unlikely that church attendance will ever return to the way it was before the pandemic.
One News Now Poll
Biden's era of big government
Instead of wanting to bring the capitalism of the healthy parts of America to the broken parts of the country, President Biden and his party want to bring the failed welfare-state socialism of the broken parts of the country to the rest of the country.