Many conservatives realize the growing power of the Hispanic vote and are almost desperate to grab an election-winning piece of it. To do that some are opining that the GOP needs to move to the left on the issue of illegal immigration. No, they don't say it like that but that's what it boils down to. The GOP needs to ditch its "hardline", claim these conservatives, and soften its message. I say no. The GOP's position on illegal immigration is not hardline, nor is it complicated. In fact, it's quite simple; we just need a simple, direct explanation of it to Hispanics and anyone else who leans left on this issue. And I think I have it.
Imagine America is a store. Imagine you're the store owner. Like any businessman you love paying customers but hate shoplifters. Paying customers build your business up, so you welcome them. Shoplifters, on the other hand, tear your business down so you do anything you can to keep them out of your store. And no one would blame you for that. It's the same with immigration. Come to America legally, learn our language, respect our culture, i.e., be a "paying customer", and you'll be welcomed. Come to America illegally, impose your language on us, disrespect our culture, i.e., be a "shoplifter", and you will NOT be welcomed, nor should you expect to be. And that goes for foreign nationals of every race. That's the Republican position on immigration. It's really that simple.
What objection can you raise to that, liberals?