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The Beginning of the Beginning of the Immigration Debate

HermanBB Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 3:03 PM
To LA So you think immigrants are "over all a plus for our country"? High praise indeed, sort of. But if they are a plus why don't they stay and improve their country of origin? Those countries will never improve if we take their best people.

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...