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"A safe, legal, and orderly flow of people"

A wide assortment of illegal/massive immigration supporters have used variants of the phrase "safe, legal, and orderly flow of people" referring to immigrants or guest workers from Mexico and other countries. In a way, it's a shibboleth letting us know that the speaker is, in a manner of speaking, a "pod person":

* 2004, George W Bush: "I will work to ensure a system of safe and orderly migration."

* 2006, a Mexican consul wanted "legal, safe and orderly human migration." In the same year, another consul said both the U.S. and Mexico want "a legal, orderly and humane flow of people".

* 2006, the Canadian government spoke of a "safe, humane, and orderly repatriation of Mexican nationals".

* 2007, far-leftie Jim Wallis wanted "A viable guest worker program that creates avenues for workers and their families to enter our country and work in a safe, legal, and orderly manner."

* 2009, after a meeting with Felipe Calderon, change.gov released a statement containing: "President-elect Obama underscored his commitment to working with Congress to fix the broken U.S. immigration system and fostering safe, legal and orderly migration."

* 2014, the Obama administration said they were undertaking a "discussion of how the United States and Central American governments are cooperating to promote safe, legal, and orderly migration between our countries."

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