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The Beginning of the Beginning of the Immigration Debate

Baldbarian Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 10:19 AM
Who came legally for the most part. Who loved the idea of the USA. Who learned of our founding before they came. Who learned our language. Who learned our customers. Who became citizens. Who paid taxes. Who worked to make our country better.

The end of the first week of the debate over immigration reform proved that it is the roller derby of public policy debates for Republicans and Democrats alike.

Louisiana Senator David Vitter was the first to provide a face plant and skid over the rails. The blowback directed at Vitter for mocking Marco Rubio was intense, and the penalty box includes a copy of An American Son for reading. “Naïve” about immigration doesn’t work well with the son of immigrants.

More seriously, Senator Schumer may have declared immigration reform over before it began...