Chris Christie: You’re Cold-Hearted If You Don’t Support Helping Illegal Aliens
Remember, this is the guy who has a good shot at being the 2016 Republican presidential candidate, someone the GOP insiders, and liberal media, supports
(CNN) Flanked by Hispanic leaders, students, and immigration reform advocates, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie celebrated the signing of his state’s so-called DREAM Act on Tuesday, hailing the new law a sound economic choice and an object lesson in bipartisan cooperation.
“We know that when we bring people together, when we work together despite some of our differences, that we also set an example of optimism for every one of the 8.9 million people who live here,” Christie said at a signing event in Union City, a Hispanic stronghold just across the Hudson River from Manhattan.
“Unlike what happens in Washington, that government can actually work for you,” he added. “That things can actually get done, that agreements can be reached, and that commitments can be kept.”
The bill grants in-state college tuition rates to undocumented high school graduates who attended a New Jersey high school for at least three years.
Well, it seems to work for people who shouldn’t actually be in Los Estados Unidos, much less New Jersey. Getting things done for the sake of getting things done, especially when it doesn’t actually help the citizens of the State, is meaningless. And this costs the taxpayers of NJ money.
“Our job, I believe, as a government, is to give every one of these children who we have already invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in, an opportunity to maximize the investment for their benefit, for the benefit of their families, for the benefit of our state and the country,” Christie said.
There you go. Money that could have been spent on the legal citizens of New Jersey.
“Even if you’re cold-hearted about this, you can agree with the common sense of the economics: An investment made should be an investment maximized,” he said.
Or, we could make a one-time investment in deportation. We could tell them that breaking our laws is unacceptable, rather than rewarding the behavior. And Christie has just told those who are against illegal immigration that they’re cold-hearted, mean people. Feeling better about 2016?