Thursday, June 21, 2012

GOP Immigration Issue

MItt Romney has said he would be okay with giving legal residency documents to those immigrants who earn advanced degrees.  But if they are caught before graduation and their final exams are they dead meat?  And if Governor Susana Martinez and her ilk get their way they won't be able to legally drive to classes until they get the degree.  But they can be deported for driving to class.  Catch 22.  Stuff made for Joseph Heller novels.

Oh, and in a giant act of generosity Romney says that if an immigrant gets an arm blown off serving in the U.S. Military, then he too can get legal residency documents.  But, how exactly can he legally drive to the recruiting station in the first place?  Right?  And if he gets deported how will we fill our military ranks since rich kids don't have to serve.  Mostly the poor and undocumented fill those rosters.  It all seems upside down.

And while we are enduring this email version of hide and seek in the Governor's administration, I think it would be interesting to see the 'private' email traffic concerning undocumented workers.  Just what was said between the Governor's right wing mascots on how to turn so many republicans into xenophobes against brown people.  Were emails written about Canadians?  Or Asians? Or Serbs?  Etc.

And, really, isn't this move to remove straight ticket voting from the ballot just an attempt to lessen the impact of Latino voters?  They do seem to favor Democrats so the GOP is just trying to suppress brown peoples votes.  And they are being aided and abetted by the Albuquerque Journal.

I should lay off that newspaper but I just can't help myself.

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