Via Andrea Nill at the Wonk Room, the latest spokesperson for immigration reform is none other than Hollywood icon and conservative activist Chuck Norris! Turns out Norris “has the solution” on the issue, in his words, which includes a pathway to earned citizenship for law-abiding immigrants without documents.
This weekend, in an interview with Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera, action star and conservative activist Chuck Norris pointed out that most undocumented immigrants are “good and law abiding” and even proposed a three-step plan for providing them with a path to legalization. Norris went as far to suggest that friend and political idol, Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AK), might support his proposal:
Watch Chuck lay it down:
Here’s part of the transcript, from the Wonk Room:
NORRIS: A lot of my [KickStart] students parents were or are illegal immigrants. But they’re making a living here and they’re law-abiding citizens. And my solution to it is give them a work-permit for two years, and for two years — if they maintain their law-abiding status — then give them a permanent worker permit. And in three years after that, let them apply for their US citizenship.
Here are some other important facts about Chuck Norris to keep in mind, when considering Chuck’s endorsement of earned legalization for undocumented immigrants:
When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night, he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.
Chuck Norris doesn’t read books. He stares them down until he gets the information he wants.
There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Chuck Norris has allowed to live.
Specific policy details of Chuck’s legalization program aside, it’s great to hear him standing up for immigration reform that includes earned citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
Now let’s hope Chuck’s reason-based immigration approach gets through to the more divisive members of the GOP.