Skip to comments.Sowell: Immigration Gambles: Part II
Posted on 04/23/2013 9:37:13 AM PDT by jazusamo
Whose interests are immigration laws supposed to serve and whose interests do current immigration reform proposals actually serve?
In order to have any immigration policy serve any purpose, the border must first be secured. Otherwise American immigration policy exists only on paper, and is mocked by what happens on the ground, as masses of people cross the border illegally, in disregard of whatever policies are embodied in our laws.
Moreover, all the people who cross the border from Mexico are not Mexican. They can easily include Middle East terrorists. The fact that this obvious threat has been blithely ignored for years, in order to get political leverage for "comprehensive" immigration reform, suggests that importing more potential voters for the Democrats has a higher priority in some quarters than safeguarding the country.
"Comprehensive" immigration reform as distinguished from securing the border before doing anything else serves the interests of politicians of both parties.
A "comprehensive" immigration bill means that they can vote for something that mollifies those Americans who are concerned about the uncontrolled influx of foreigners, while winning support from those who want more foreigners admitted and made citizens. Starting the amnesty track immediately, while promising border security in the future, means that an irreversible benefit is conferred up front, while only time will tell whether the promise of border security will be kept as it has not been thus far.
Ask yourself why people who have been living illegally in this country for years cannot wait a couple of more years until the border is secured before the question of their legal status can be studied and debated in Congress and among the public at large.
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Love this man...
Right on the mark again. Hope his readership is vast. Thanks for the ping to two more thoughtfully written articles by Dr. Sowell jaz.
Has anyone ever thought of solving the immigration crisis by handing out temporary work permits only ...but conditioning them....not permitting any welfare. .... you can come and work but no welfare of any kind including healthcare ..that’d limit immigrants to only the hardiest of persons a group willing to work hard to become a citizen under present rules...one who appreciated earning one of the most valuable things on earth...American Citizenship.
Your suggestion makes so much sense that it has absolutely zero chance of being voted into law.
THANKS AND DOES IT OCCUR TO YOU THAT IF A NO NUTHING GENERAL RUN OF THE MILL CITIZEN CAN THINK OF THIS THING...WHY IS IT THE LIB CLOWN POLITICANS AINT HOPPED ON THE CLUE TRAIN?
Because they lack the common sense and common decency of a general run of the mill citizen.