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National Review Editorial Board: GOP Must Not Buckle on Immigration

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018 01:26 PM

The National Review has urged the GOP not to buckle to Democrats on immigration issues.

"Republicans right now are more upbeat than Democrats because it’s the latter who have felt it necessary to switch their votes [to end the government shutdown]," the conservative publication said in an editorial published Tuesday.

"But look again. The bill they supported will keep the government fully open for only three weeks. If the Democrats do not get the immigration deal they want, they reserve the right to shut down the government again …

"And next time they will not have the children’s health-insurance program as an incentive to vote to keep it open, since it is off the table for six years."

The editorial says Conservatives should want a balanced deal – "one that grants an amnesty for illegal immigrants who came here as minors, yes, but also steps up enforcement of the immigration laws ...

"The obstacles to this deal are the polling that shows strong support for the amnesty, and the related willingness of many Republicans to approve an amnesty with few or no conditions."

The National Review says Republicans in the White House and Congress "ought to make it clear that they will not accept a deal that encourages illegal immigration or raises immigration levels — and will not accede to an unacceptable deal for fear of a Democratic shutdown in a few weeks."

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