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The Perfect GOP Compromise on Immigration

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By Wayne Allyn Root

The Obama socialist cabal and mainstream media (I know, I repeat myself) lies about immigration. They frame the debate as having only two options: the Democrat way (let everyone in and put them all on welfare)…or the supposed Republican way (keep everyone out and send those already here, home). That is a blatant lie.

The second Obama lie is that there is only one definition of compromise – Agree with Democrats on everything! How absurd. How is that “compromise?”

If the GOP agrees to this Democratic version of “compromise” the U.S. economy will be damaged beyond repair. We are already a bankrupt nation with over $100 trillion in debt and unfunded liabilities. Letting in millions of new poor, uneducated, low-skill immigrants in the middle of an economic depression and jobs crisis, as well as giving them access to welfare and Obamacare, can only be described as “the end of America.” It is a disaster for the middle class in terms of jobs competition, the lowering of wages, and the cost of taxes to pay for the new entitlement bills.

But, there is a simple and truly fair compromise that is based on the practical advice from my latest book, The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide. Republicans, conservatives and Libertarians have to be blind or idiots not to support it. 

My first common sense observation is there is no need to do anything until the border is secure. Period. Not secure by the standards of Obama or Janet Napolitano. But 100% secured and approved by Congress and an outside panel of independent experts.

Now onto the “compromise.” The only reason for the GOP to agree to a compromise is if there is something to be gained in return. If Democrats want the 12 million illegal immigrants already here to be given a legal pathway to citizenship, I say “YES.” But only if Democrats agree to these key points of compromise:

First, it still starts with a 100% sealed border. Until that happens, no one is legalized. Ironically even the 10 to 12 million illegal immigrants should support this necessity. Because once they are made legal, the 12 million certainly don’t want another 12 million battling them for jobs.

Next, end birthright citizenship. Never again can someone come here illegally, give birth, and think that child is a legal American. The millions of children here today win the lottery (with military service), but only if no one else ever gets in again.

Third, no Obamacare for the 12 million or so illegal immigrants. The IRS estimates health insurance will cost $20,000 per year by 2016 because of this Obamacare monstrosity. You do the math. 12 million times $20,000= $240 billion per YEAR. That would cause the final collapse of the U.S. economy. 

You can come here to work…legally…but you can’t let in 12 million new patients for free healthcare. That would be economic suicide. Only an idiot couldn’t see that. Either an idiot, or a Democrat looking to win elections with 12 million new Democratic voters, without any regard for the new debt overwhelming the system, or the eventual destruction of the U.S. economy.

Fourth, and here’s the big one- Illegal immigrants already collect billions in entitlements. Right now. They get food stamps, aid to dependent children, and free meals at school. Now add in Earned Income Tax Credits- even though they don’t pay taxes in the first place. It’s costing taxpayers a fortune. If you want us to legalize you, it has to stop. So we’ll let you in, but only if you agree to never accept entitlements. Except for Social Security- but only after they’ve worked for many years and have earned it like everyone else.

Conservatives like me aren’t against immigrants. I love immigrants. Legal immigrants who come to America to work are the lifeblood of America. But I draw the line at someone who comes here to live off government. Why would any country allow that. Not with $100 trillion in debt and unfunded liabilities already on the books. The new debt would push us over the edge.

So will Democrats hold up immigration reform over this issue? Will they openly admit to supporting and encouraging immigrants who want welfare, food stamps and 100 other kinds of entitlements? Conservatives will let you in…if you’re a taxpayer and contributor, but we’re not going to let you in, if you’ve come here to be a taxpayer drain. 

Can you imagine someone breaking into your restaurant and greeting you in the morning when you open the door by demanding you take care of them with free food, housing, education, medical, and cash for life? Democrats think that’s “fair.” Most Americans don’t. 

You can stay, but only if you work. If you came to mooch, you can leave now. You mean that’s not “fair” to Democrats? That’s “unreasonable?” We let you break in, AND now we’re going to agree not to arrest or deport you…but we certainly won’t allow you to overwhelm our system and raise our taxes and debt in the bargain. That’s the only sane compromise.

Give up welfare and all entitlements and in return you get to stay, you never again have to fear that knock on the door, you never have to fear separation from your family. You are in America for good. You won the lottery.

You mean illegal immigrants won’t accept this deal? If they won’t, then they are here for the handouts. If that’s the case, no deal.

By the way, I’d even throw in another chit in the bargain. In return for agreeing to never accept welfare, illegal immigrants will not owe back taxes. It’s unrealistic anyway. Illegals can’t afford it. No one will pay it. No one will enforce it. My compromise is realistic. You get a work card. You pay taxes moving forward. You become a legal resident. America is fair and beyond generous. But no welfare. Ever.

Fifth, as part of this deal, English becomes the official language of America. If you want to stay, you have to learn English. You have to vote in English. You can’t survive or thrive in this country without learning English. But no one will ever learn unless you take away the options. Why would we agree to let millions of people in, who want to change our language or culture? Now that would be insanity squared. Come on in…we welcome you…as long as you assimilate and become patriotic Americans.

Sixth, you go to the end of the line for citizenship. You get a work card and become a legal resident. You pay taxes. But, you EARN citizenship over a very long period of time and you get in line with the millions of others who are being legally admitted. And you cannot vote.

Lastly, no more fraud upon the taxpayers and citizens. No more 1000 page bills. This can all be explained in a simple 5 to 10 page bill. If I was a U.S. Senator even with all the points above, I’d still vote “NO” to a 1200 page bill. Something is wrong if you need 1200 pages written by lawyers. It’s fraud. They are sneaking in provisions the citizens would not support, if they were able to read it. So the big government bureaucrats overwhelm us with 1200 pages (filled with lies, fraud and trickery). You know- like the clause that sets up community activist organizations as the new welcome wagon for all immigrants. More tricks from Obama to brainwash immigrants to demand entitlements and vote Democrat forever more. Any Republican who’d vote for that is an idiot.

All the extras must be cut out of this bill. This bill is about immigration, not more stimulus bills, or pumping up government spending, or Las Vegas tourism, or handing billions of dollars to Marxist organizations disguised as “community activists.” This attitude is what bankrupted America in the first place.

Obama and his socialist cabal will yell and scream. But, guess what. The vast majority of the 12 million who broke the law will gladly accept this deal and praise those who “compromised” for their benefit. No other country in the world would offer this deal. Certainly not Mexico.

That’s the deal. Conservatives are not against immigration reform, or against compromise. Those are blatant lies. But first the borders must be 100% sealed. Then you get it, but only if you’re here to work.

This is how you “compromise” to get immigration reform for 12 million illegal immigrants already here. Let Obama and the Democrats explain to those 12 million why they are unwilling to accept this “compromise” and would rather leave them and their families in the shadows, unable to get legal U.S. jobs, and facing arrest and deportation. Is welfare that important to illegal immigrants? If it is, then we can’t allow you in.

One last comment. If any GOP lawmaker is dumb enough to simply roll over and agree to Obama and the Democrats’ definition of “compromise” on this issue, they have proven to be nothing but short-sighted, greedy politicians who care only about their re-election, care nothing about the American taxpayer, and they must be booted out of office, IMMEDIATELY!

Great ideas, right? That’s how you design a compromise. Unfortunately, we all know that none of the sane, common sense ideas I’ve just recommended will ever happen. Not with the big government Marxists that control the Obama administration, whose goal is the destruction of capitalism and the America we know and love. 

And not with the weak-willed idiots that run today’s GOP who are afraid of their own shadow…not to mention bought, paid for, and owned by big corporations looking for cheap labor. 

Right and left are both destroying this country and wiping out the middle class forever.


Wayne Allyn Root is a Capitalist Evangelist, serial entrepreneur, and Libertarian-conservative media commentator. He is a former Libertarian vice presidential nominee. He serves as Executive Vice Chairman of the Conservative Caucus in Washington DC. Wayne’s latest book is the National Bestseller: The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide: How to Survive, Thrive and Prosper During Obamageddon. Wayne’s twitter: