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Speak honestly about immigration

"Americans don’t need to be mollycoddled with phrasings from the Statue of Liberty and references to the United States being a land of immigrants. They need to be spoken to honestly," columnist Mary Sanchez wrote about President Obama's recent speech on immigration reform, which she gave a "C" grade. Among the reality Sanchez wants discussed:– "About 40 percent of the illegal population initially arrived legally, and then never went home. And that group, many of whom are former foreign students and visitors from a wide range of countries, did not cross our southern border in the dead of night."– "The assumption many Americans make is that there is a legal way for low-wage immigrants to arrive in the United States — if only they were honest and upstanding enough to pursue that option. But such an option doesn’t really exist."

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