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A Losing Immigration Strategy

roosonhead Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 2:26 PM
It's an odd fact of American History that we focus so much on the South's ownership of slaves and so little on the North's supplying of those slaves. It's as if we want to limit the scope of the tragedy to just one region. Large portions of the North's colonial wealth came from the slave trade, yet they were the first to stand up and condemn slavery. Again though "liberal" is anachronistic and just as nonsensical in this discussion as the concept of "conservative."
Everyone in Washington is showing new interest in immigration reform. President Barack Obama needs to do something to cement the loyalty of Hispanics, who did so much to re-elect him. Republicans seem to grasp that they had better soften their hard line unless they want to forfeit any hope with Latinos and Asian-Americans.

Both sides also agree that a balanced, two-part approach is in order: stricter enforcement and improved border security on one hand and a pathway to legalization on the other. It's an excellent plan -- except for that first part.

To say we need more enforcement to seal the border is...