Raising the Barr on Illegal Immigration Issues
Bob Barr, Libertarian candidate for president, seems to be the only one of the candidates on the ballot that is willing to address the issues of illegal immigration from a realistic point of view.
Barr understands that the borders need to be protected, but he also accurately pinpoints the availability of social services as one of the main driving forces behind the illegal immigration problem.
He writes on his campaign web site:
… we must end government benefits and services for illegal immigrants. Many local communities and states have begun to reduce payments to those who come here illegally, but a 1982 Supreme Court decision mandates that we provide education to the children of illegal immigrants. This detrimental ruling should be overturned through another Court challenge or a constitutional amendment.