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George F. Will misleads, promotes citizenship for millions of illegal aliens (amnesty, This Week, ABC)

The video below shows an appearance by George Will on This Week with Martha Raddatz of ABC News.

On the video, Will not only misleads, he promotes a massive, unprecedented program to give citizenship to millions of illegal aliens.

Will refers to the Pew Hispanic study (link) claiming the net migration from Mexico and says that millions of illegal aliens aren't "going home". Yet, that study contradicts his claim. From the study:

Of the 1.4 million people who migrated from the U.S. to Mexico since 2005, including about 300,000 U.S.-born children, most did so voluntarily, but a significant minority were deported and remained in Mexico. Firm data on this phenomenon are sketchy, but Pew Hispanic Center estimates based on government data from both countries suggest that 5% to 35% of these returnees may not have moved voluntarily.

In other words, hundreds of thousands of Mexicans (many or most illegal aliens) made the decision to leave the U.S. Either they couldn't find work or had some other motivation. And, that's despite the elites giving every inducement they can get away with to encourage people to enter and remain here illegally.

The study Will cites shows that attrition is a viable plan: reduce the ability of illegal aliens to find work and reduce the non-emergency social services available to them, and many or most will make the logical decision to return home.

Just as he did over six years ago, Will engages in the deportations false choice and trots out his "line of buses" talking point.

Even though Mitt Romney briefly supported attrition and even though the study Will cites shows that attrition works, Will misleads by failing to mention it as a possible option.

Please go to one of Will's personal appearances or contact him through email, and ask him why he didn't mention attrition as a possibility despite citing a study that shows that it works. See this for some general reasons why a massive legalization program isn't conservative, this for some questions you can adapt to what Will supports, and comprehensive immigration reform for even more reasons why such a massive legalization program will harm the U.S.

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Sun, 01/27/2013 - 16:08 · Importance: 4