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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Rout of the cave men -- Editorial, The Washington Times

Geoff Robbins, 24, center, sits on the floor with other activists in support of immigration reform during a protest at the office of Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., Friday, Oct.11, 2013, in Miami. They want Diaz-Balart to show results on immigration reform. He is one of the few Republicans still involved in bi-partisan talks. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Republican leaders flirt with Nancy Pelosi’s amnesty

President Obama says that he wants to end the government shutdown on his own terms because he's got other things to do. "We've got to create more jobs," he says, "and [we've got] kids to educate, and an immigration system to fix." While veterans were told on one side of the national Mall they couldn't visit the World War II Memorial during the temporary slimdown of the government's nonessential functions, the administration invited an amnesty rally featuring Democratic members of Congress, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, to campaign on the other side of the Mall.

A new report from the Center for Immigration Studies details why amnesty for the illegals is so important to the Democrats. Based on projections from the Congressional Budget Office, the immigration think tank estimates that the Senate's comprehensive immigration-reform bill would create 17 million additional voting-age citizens by 2036. "To place these figures in perspective," Steven A. Camarota writes, "the last four presidential elections were decided by 4.5 million votes on average."

Democrats expect that nearly all of the newly minted voters would be eager to join the party of expanding government. A 2012 Pew Research poll asked whether Americans would rather have a "smaller government providing fewer services" or a "larger government providing more services." Hispanic Americans favor larger government 75 percent to 19 percent. Among Hispanics who have been in the United States for three generations or more, enthusiasm for big government wanes slightly but is still strong at 58 percent. The Democratic prescription to throw open the border is transparently self-serving.

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