Ruben Navarrette: Self-Deportation is Better Than Official Deportation
"Allow me to say a few words in defense of a concept that is so simple and so steeped in common sense that it shouldn't need defending: the self-deportation of illegal immigrants. The idea that those who can't find work in the United States would decide to cut their losses and head home is infinitely more humane than what occurs now when the heavy-handed federal government takes it upon itself to aggressively arrest, detain and remove illegal immigrants," says Ruben Navarrette Jr.
"Now Mitt Romney is saying much the same thing, but he is doing a horrible job of getting his point across. It comes off sounding as though he wants to make the lives of illegal immigrants so intolerable that they in turn save us the trouble of removing them and simply leave on their own."
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