All things considered, will Cain's record re Illegal Immigration give him the edge?

Herman Cain is a strong supporter of US laws and the the validity of US immigration laws. He has been consistent in his views that those who seek to come here, must do so legally and that we cannot award illegal behavior with citizenship. He has repeatedly stated that a path to citizenship already exists and those who seek to come to this nation must use it. From April of 2006 to June of 2007, Herman Cain wrote a series of op-ed discussing immigration rallies, a proposed comprehensive reform bill, and the attitudes of illegal aliens in the US. In one such op-ed, Mr Cain referenced claims being made by illegal alien supporters that their efforts to gain rights was equivalent to the civil rights struggles of African Americans. He noted that the leaders of the civil rights movement did not seek extra-constitutional rights or benefits, but merely sought the protection of their right to participate fully in society and government with the vote, and to overturn the discriminatory laws that prevented them from participating fully in the economy. He stated that the leaders of the movement to secure rights for illegal aliens – as well as their supporters in Congress – want to undermine and destroy the Constitution and the rights it guarantees legal U.S. citizens. In a second op-ed, Mr Cain discussed the entitlement mentality being fostered amongst illegal aliens and the belief that they can obtain free health care through the emergency medical system. He noted that this was driving up the cost of health care for all Americans who already pay the costs of health care for those illegal aliens. link coming up.... yeah right, how did we ever survive without millions of illegals draining money from our economy and receiving benefits that even legal citizens have a hard time getting....give me a break. I've seen the scams first hand.

Asked By: L.T.M. - 10/7/2011
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Thanks for the information. That's not gotten enough media attention through the debates and early stages of the campaign, thus far... More
Answered By: Rocky Mountain Patriot - 10/7/2011
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maybe, but Mitt Romney's also strong on attacking illegal immigration too. Rick Perry is the weakest link.
Answered By: Lois Griffin - 10/7/2011
Herman Cain is not a supporter of US laws. He originally agreed with Ron Paul on assassinating Al Alawki then quickly changed his mind.
Answered By: sound_of_the_silenced3 - 10/7/2011
its just rhetoric. NO politician in congress has acted on their campaign promises in regards to illegal immigration because the debate has become so polarized that they fear taking legitimate efforts towards reform, while knowing mass deportation is economic suicide.
Answered By: Evelyn j - 10/7/2011
Whelp, I must admit this is the first I've heard of Cain's stance on II. (I blame the media who deals in sound bytes & not issues) II is a real problem for me & I have trouble supporting someone who supports things like the Dream act & II amnesty. So for me, Cain has the edge because of it.
Answered By: Yeah, Butt - 10/7/2011
There is no fault in Cain's logic.
Answered By: No Quater - 10/7/2011
This is just one of his many edges. I sent his campaign $50, hope you all do the same.
Answered By: who is #1? - 10/7/2011
It's a key reason no Democrat can tolerate him.
Answered By: Peace through blinding force - 10/7/2011
I think people are more interested in job creation...just sayin'
Answered By: realistic girl - 10/7/2011
Really can't hurt.
Answered By: Scales of Justice 3 - 10/7/2011
It will give him an edge with those of us that feel Illegal Immigration is serious problem that needs to be dealt with. But it will probably be not so popular with liberals, ......excuse me. progressives.
Answered By: poolplayer - 10/8/2011
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