Skip to comments.The Amnesty Delusion [Leave the pandering to the Democrats]
Posted on 11/12/2012 2:07:40 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
aving suffered not one but several humiliating defeats on Tuesday, Republicans are in danger of embracing comprehensive immigration reform which is to say, amnesty out of panic. The GOP does need to do better among Hispanics and other voters, but this is not the way to achieve that and, more important, it is bad policy. A formal policy of refusing to enforce the law is not obviously the best substitute for an informal policy of refusing to enforce the law.
But first, credit should be given where it is due: The Obama administration, by keeping economic growth at anemic levels, has managed to control illegal immigration better than most of its predecessors...
Our immigration system is in need of deep reform, but amnesty is not the first item on intelligent reformers to-do list, if indeed it belongs on the list at all.
All decent people have a measure of sympathy for those who, driven by desperation, come illegally to the United States seeking work to provide for themselves and their families. That they so frequently work at low wages in miserable conditions and that they are vulnerable to every kind of abuse is reason for deeper sympathy still. But the solution to their plight is not to abandon the law, any more than the solution to the plight of Les Misérables is to legalize the theft of bread. The rule of law exists to alleviate misery, not to mandate it.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...