“Nobody on the right is calling for mass deportation, any more than we are calling for a mass round-up of, say, cocaine users. Illegal immigration is not terrorism. Yes, it is against the law. But when a problem is merely illegal, as opposed to a threat to national security, the task of law-enforcement is to manage it in a manner commensurate with its relative seriousness, not attempt to extinguish it. To extinguish it would amount to punishment that does not fit the crime and a prohibitive expenditure of resources better allocated elsewhere.” - Andy McCarthy.
Andy - you just don’t get it, do you? Illegal immigration IS a national security issue: it’s a drain on the economy and an invasion by a group of people who are doing all they can to make this country look like theirs - regardless of where they come from.
What is wrong with “nativism”?
When Obama says he will punish corporations that expert “American Jobs”, isn’t that “nativist”?
When Obama says that he is tough on China’s trade practices, isn’t that “nativist”?
Why is it a sin to believe that American policy ought further the interests of Americans?