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Restart deportation as a way of deterring illegal immigrants

In last week's GOP debate, illegal immigration sparked heated exchanges about "amnesty," the polarizing issue at the center of any reform proposal.

But as Marco Rubio pointed out, the failure of Washington politicians to solve the immigration problem over the past 30 years -- primarily their failure to staunch the flow of illegal entry -- Americans are so suspicious they will not accept any reform until the problem of illegal entry is solved conclusively.

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