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Governor Bobby Jindal Supports Immigration Reform

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal went on CNN's "State of the Union" program this weekend and made it clear that he supports passing "comprehensive immigration reform":

When it comes to immigration, we've got completely backwards system today. What I believe we need is a system of high walls and a broad gate. Right now, we've got the opposite. We've got low walls and a narrow gate. What I mean by that is we make it very difficult for people to come here legally. We make it very easy for people to come here illegally.

I think we should also let more people come into our country legally because it's good for us. When people want to come here, work hard, get an education, play by the rules, that's good for America. And so, I think that this is a problem we can address.

I think we should do it because it's the right thing to do for the country. Let's not just do it because a pollster tells us one thing or another. Let's do it because it's wrong. Look, right now, we're educating some of the world's best and brightest then kick them out of our country to compete with us.

It's clear that Gov. Jindal's opinion on this issue isn't in sync with the majority of Republicans.

I do not support the "comprehensive immigration reform" ideas that are being thrown around in Congress and neither should Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.  Supporting efforts to legalize illegal aliens or increase immigration numbers will not help Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal win a national election, it will only harm him if he decides to run.

 I didn’t like it when Gov. Jindal went on CNN and told America that our nation needs to make legal immigration "easier" and When Gov. Jindal’s comment of, "What I believe we need is a system of high walls and a broad gate.... What I mean by that is we make it very difficult for people to come here legally."

 Gov. Jindal, it’s supposed to be hard!

 America already brings in 1.5 million new foreign workers each year.  This is far more than our nation needs and is almost greater than the number of jobs our nation creates in a year.  Why do the 20 million Americans without a full-time job deserve to compete against even more new foreign workers for a tiny number of job openings?  We shouldn't have a "broad gate," as you call it, as doing so would make it more difficult for Americans with the same skills as these new immigrants to find work.

 You need to be more concerned with helping out Americans who cannot find work and less concerned with people who want to come to the U.S. to take jobs Americans will do.  I will not support a candidate that puts new foreign workers or illegal aliens over our national interest. Gov. Jindal, if these illegal immigrants want to become Americans, then I say come through the front door not the back. Get you a sponsor, get a work visa (Green Card), pay your taxes then take your citizenship test. When this is done we will welcome you with open arms. Until then you are not welcomed.