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Updated Jun 15, 2012 - 3:18 pm

New immigration policy is the right decision

President Barack Obama speaks at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Thursday, June 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

The decision by Homeland Security is a proper decision.

We have argued this point before. The President says if an illegal immigrant was in America prior to 16 years old and not yet 30, they are home free.

NO criminal record, NO national security risk, NO deportation.

The big add that I have insisted upon, NO CITIZENSHIP.

These young people were brought here by parents who did not ask their 3-year-old if he or she wanted to go to America.

They have been here living in the shadows, fearing arrest and deportation. That's over now. They can continue working, going to school and serving in the armed forces of this country.

The immigration laws should not remove productive young people who know no country but this one as their home.

I know many of you have disagreed with me on this issue.

This will absolutely drive the "WHAT DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND ABOUT ILLEGAL" folks among us into a frenzy.

My real regret is that it was introduced by Barak Obama and not Mitt Romney.

This will have a giant affect on Latino voters.

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About the Author


Jay Lawrence is a "true" conservative believing that less government is better government. Jay graduated from Columbia College in Chicago and went to WJPS in Evansville Indiana. Then on to bigger and better, Peoria. Illinois. Jay made it to Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Cleveland before coming to KTAR. Lawrence enjoys all sports and has played most, but has been a baseball fan above all and enjoys the Diamondbacks particularly when they win, tolerates the team when they lose. Favorite memories are opening day for Major League Baseball in the Valley and sitting in row three along third-base line when the D- backs won the World Series. One other memory he'll always carry with him, the time he spent with the Beatles and stood outside a nightclub finding dates for the Fab Four in Cleveland. Lawrence's musical tastes are eclectic, from classical to rap with country thrown in. He'd be just as likely to attend a Phoenix Symphony concert or ballet as he would a George Strait concert.

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