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    Powell says illegal immigrants do his home repairs

    Completely disagree with Colin Powell & his opinion on illegal immigration.

    In an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press," he said a path to legal status should be offered to illegal immigrants because they "are doing things we need done in this country."

    He added: "They're all over my house, doing things whenever I call for repairs, and I'm sure you've seen them at your house. We've got to find a way to bring these people out of the darkness and give them some kind of status."

    Powell did not say whether he's hired illegal immigrants directly or they showed up with contractors.

    Powell was President George W. Bush's first-term secretary of state and the nation's top military officer in the presidency of Bush's father and in the early months of the Clinton administration. Despite his Republican standing — he was once considered a formidable prospect for the GOP presidential or vice presidential nominations but stayed out of contention — he endorsed Democrat Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election.
    In lamenting the party's rightward drift Sunday, he said Republicans must not become anti-immigration and spoke in support of legislation that would give certain children of illegal immigrants a way to become citizens if they pursue a college education or military service.

    Immigration, he said, offers the U.S. a chance to maintain a youthful population in contrast with the aging of Europe and Japan.
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    I found his statements interesting and I think he represents the feeling of many in this country. Can we deport every illegal alien? Of course not. Can we give them all instant citenzship? No. What everyone is missing here is we have to to scecure the border and send the message that jumping that fence doesn't give you instant citizenship. Once both these crucial things are accomplished we can go forward with some type of program to deal with the illegal aliens in this country.
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