La Shawn Barber

Real immigration reform would strengthen immigration law enforcement, streamline the process for becoming a permanent resident or citizen, and clear the immigration backlog. Phony immigration reform — proposed by open-borders politicians — is all about making sure unscrupulous businesses and elites have plenty of low-pay Central American workers around to keep wages down.

The next battle also should center on correcting the misapplication of “birthright citizenship,” which was never intended to grant automatic citizenship to babies of illegal aliens.

We can’t stop illegal border crossings. People will continue risking life and limb to enter what truly is a land of milk and honey. But America will cease to be a great nation if we forget that the rule of law — and not just employment opportunities — is why America is great.

La Shawn Barber

Freelance writer La Shawn Barber blogs at the American Civil Rights Institute blog.