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DAVIS: Democrats Are Incentivizing Lawlessness By Proposing Amnesty

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As a result of our open southern border and refusal to detain or remove a huge percentage of aliens we encounter, more than a million illegal immigrants will be ushered into the interior of the country this year.

And although that’s an alarming level of consequence-free illegal activity, the administration and Democrats in Congress have shrugged, as evidenced by the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package that includes a pathway to citizenship for many.

The proposal is not a short-term political gamble, looking at the polls. Although only 28% of adults believe illegal immigration is “acceptable,” a whopping 73% of adults believe that illegal residents should be given a pathway to citizenship or legal residency. On its face, this sentiment is contradictory. If an illegal alien has done something unacceptable, as 72% of people believe, then why would so many reward it?

The data likely reflects the average person’s belief that, while wrong, illegal immigration “doesn’t affect me.” Our border should be secure, sure, and people should enter legally, sure, but once someone is here, what’s the harm — to me — with the opportunity to legalize?

But this short-term........

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