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The GOP's Immigration Mess

loadstar Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 8:21 AM
An acute irony of so-called "cheap" ILLEGAL alien labor-- This open border, "cheap" labor, multicultural thing works OK for the remote elite ilk like pols, Linda Chavez, etc. (they LIKE their cheap maids and yard workers!), the Left-stream media, and some miscreant business owners. The children of the remote "elites" do not go to schools dragged down by them. The privileged class does not shop at Walmart and see hordes of ILLEGALS jabbering in Spanish. The rich are not impacted by shuttered hospitals due to ILLEGALS overwhelming emergency rooms to push out "anchor babies." But ALL Middle Americans will suffer the immense and likely permanent and snowballing consequences of "the new slavery." We will have more ignorant, poor dependents.

On Saturday I will be debating Mark Kirkorian on immigration policy before the National Review Institute.

I am a "wet," on the topic. Have been since I opposed California's proposition 187 in 1994.

Mark, the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, is a "dry."

Here's the interesting thing about out "debate," to be moderated by National Review's Jim Geraghty: Even if one or the other of us succeeds in persuading everyone in the room of our point of view, it doesn't matter. Not a lick. The GOP is branded as an anti-immigrant party, especially with voters under 30, the...