FACT: Mass deportation is not a workable solution. Deporting the millions of illegal immigrants who are already in the country would be impractical, harmful to our economy, and potentially devastating to families with deep roots in their communities.
I haven't heard of any one objecting to the immigration bill say that we need to deport all the illegal aliens. The continuing chant has been protect the border and enforce existing immigration laws.
FACT: Keeping our Nation secure requires bringing the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants already here out of the shadows and into a regulated system. This will allow law enforcement officials to know who is in the country and allow immigration enforcement officers to focus their resources on finding and apprehending violent criminals and terrorists who want to stay hidden from the law.
The big problem there is not all of those 12 million will come out of the closet. Those that may are going to criminals and potential terrorists who will use the instant immunity to their benefit.
FACT: To help meet the needs of our growing economy, there must be a lawful and orderly channel for foreign workers to fill jobs that Americans are not doing.
Oh yeah, pull that one out of the hat again. We know that's not true. Big business just wants to pay the poor illegals a subpar salary.
It'll be interesting this week. The NRO has been keeping count of the Senators who won't vote for cloture and have been listing the other Senator's numbers.