“For Decades, I Have Cringed Whenever Someone Called Me ‘Illegal’”

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“For Decades, I Have Cringed Whenever Someone Called Me ‘Illegal’”

Here’s a fact: The policy changes Obama announced during his prime-time address Thursday night do not constitute “amnesty” (or, as the Republican National Committee calls it, “illegal executive amnesty.” By their very nature, Obama’s executive actions are temporary—not a substitute for congressional action, and nowhere near as …

Here’s a fact: The policy changes Obama announced during his prime-time address Thursday night do not constitute “amnesty” (or, as the Republican National Committee calls it, “illegal executive amnesty.” By their very nature, Obama’s executive actions are temporary—not a substitute for congressional action, and nowhere near as comprehensive. Not every undocumented person is covered. No one will get access to government subsidies for health care under the Affordable Care Act. “Amnesty,” I pointed out in the CNN segment, is what we had in 1986, and it’s been almost 30 years since the United States passed comprehensive immigration legislation.

written by Define American Founder Jose Antonio Vargas, in Politico.

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