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Immigration Sophistry

Marion69 Wrote: Apr 17, 2013 8:24 AM
Outstanding Dr. Sowell! The whole thing is being driven by politicians who want votes in order to gain power. They care nothing about what is good for the country, only what they perceive to be good for them.
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....