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Immigration Sophistry

Kenneth L. Wrote: Apr 17, 2013 8:32 AM
Schizophrenia is the right term. The libs push for immigration reform (read "amnesty") because of their superior empathy, but the unions in whose pocket they reside are death on immigration because they believe it takes jobs from their members. Immigration would be great if it was used for positive selection based on ambition and job skills. Studies show that for every immigrant in a high tech job several support jobs are created. But libs, because of their superior empathy, feel that they need to provide immigrants with generous welfare, food stamps, Dream Act tuition, drivers licensing... So we get negative selection. Brilliant. Schizophrenic.
Most laws are meant to stop people from doing something, and to penalize those who disregard those laws. More generally, laws are meant to protect the society from the law breakers.

But our immigration laws are different. Here the whole focus is on the "plight" of those who have broken the laws, and on what can be done to lift the stigma and ease the pressures they feel, so that they can "come out of the shadows" and "normalize" their lives.

Merely using the word "illegal" to describe their breaking the law is considered to be a sign of mean-spiritedness, if not racism....