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We Already Have a Pathway to Citizenship

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RUSH: Grand Prairie, Texas.  Jeffrey, it's great to have you.  You're up first today, sir.  Hello.

CALLER:  Sir, this is a tremendous -- and I do mean a tremendous -- honor.  I'm a longtime African-American listener and first-time caller.

RUSH:  Great to have you here.

CALLER:  Yes, sir.  It's great to be here.  I want to make two quick comments real quick.  You know, every little child that watches Dora the Explorer knows that in order to find something, you simply use the map.  The pathway to citizenship for adults is Google Maps.  Simply use Google Maps, find the nearest immigration service office, and get there.  That, to me, is the pathway to immigration.  The other thing I want to comment on is this.  The politicians continue to clamor about --

RUSH:  Wait a minute.  Wait a minute.  That's a little funny.  We just can't let that go by.  You say the pathway to citizenship is a map to the nearest immigration office?

CALLER:  Absolutely.

RUSH:  Pathway to citizenship, yeah.  Well, that's hilarious, actually, and very and clever to boot.

CALLER:  It's child's play.  I mean, every child knows it's the map.  Every child who watches Dora knows that.

RUSH:  Right.  Pathway citizenship is not taking a test.  It's the immigration office.

CALLER:  It's the immigration office.

RUSH:  Followed by the county courthouse and welfare office in there.

CALLER:  Established rules, procedures, regulations, it's all there.

RUSH:  Exactly right.

CALLER:  It's all there.  There's nothing that needs to be done, it's all there. The other point I wanted to make is --

RUSH:  And after that you find your way over to the unemployment office.  I think you've got it down pat here.

CALLER: (chuckling) Well, but you -- and also backpack.  Backpack, backpack.  Well, in order to go where you're trying to go, you need what you need.

RUSH:  Yeah.

CALLER:  They have everything they need.  They need credit cards and debit cards.  They have bank accounts.  They have cars, insurance.  I mean, this immigration thing is complete madness.

RUSH:  Now, wait a minute.  Where are they getting all of that?  I thought these people were arriving dirt poor.  Now, seriously, Jeffrey.

CALLER:  In the shadows, yeah.  I mean, it's completely insane, and the Republicans --

RUSH:  Oh, you're talking about the ones "in the shadows" already here.

CALLER:  Yes, sir.

RUSH:  I thought you were talking about the ones actually walking across the border or crammed into a van.

CALLER:  No, no, no.  The ones in the shadows standing in the bank teller lot.

RUSH:  Yeah.

CALLER:  Those guys in the shadows.

RUSH:  They've already been to the unemployment office, right?  Shadows.

CALLER:  Exactly.  The whole thing I want to comment on -- and again ,this is a tremendous honor -- the politicians continue to clamor for immigration reform, reform, reform, but what I'm hearing from them is different than what I'm seeing with my eyes, and that is, I don't see lines of people at the various immigration offices wrapped around the building three times clamoring like Black Friday to get in.  I don't see that.  I hear what the politicians are saying, but I don't see this massive surge of people who are just anxious, determined, dead set on becoming US citizens.  I don't see that. 

RUSH:  Wait a minute.  Let me translate this for people listening to you.  Your theory is, you hear politicians of both parties talk about the plight of these people in the shadows, and all they want is become citizens. They've come here, they love America, they've come here to escape misery and their home countries, and they just want to be citizens.  And what you're saying is, you don't see the evidence of the desire to be citizens.  You see 'em in the shadows, but you don't see 'em doing that we say necessary to become citizens.  Is that what you're saying?

CALLER:  That's exactly what I'm saying.  I don't begrudge anyone for wanting to leave Mexico, given the conditions that exist there.  It is a war zone.

RUSH:  Well, depends on where you are. 

CALLER:  Well --

RUSH:  I mean, you can go to Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, I don't know.

CALLER:  Exactly.  I don't begrudge anyone for that.  But there are established rules, procedures, a volume of law when it comes to immigration second to none.  I mean, it's all there.  I mean, entire law firms are devoted to the practice of immigration law.  There's no... I mean, with all due respect, I say this to the Republican Party leadership: If they think the kowtowing to the Democrats is way to somehow curry favor within the Hispanic and Latino community, they're dead wrong with that.

RUSH:  I know.  I know.  Let me tell you, Jeffrey, I've got people -- not kooks, they don't wear tinfoil hats -- who really think that there is a concerted movement to just destroy the country, tear it apart as it was founded, and that there are various establishment types in on it and they know that that's what this is part of. 

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