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Better Tools for Immigration Reform Than in 1986

RyanM Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 9:13 AM
"We got instead a huge flow of illegals, who number 11 million now." Try 30-40 million. "The argument for granting legal status is that we as a nation have been complicit in tolerating a situation in which it's easy and profitable to violate the law." What's this "we" nonsense? There are a load of folks who have been raising hell about the third worldization of the US for years. It is people like Barone and the rest of the sorry crowd that resided inside the beltway and NYC who have deliberately created this mess. They would prefer to exchange the present population for one they believe is more docile and easier to control. Call it what it is, divide and conquer.
SMyles Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 10:00 AM
I was going to ask the same thing about that collectivist statement. Barone is about as conservative as Romney.
Ryan_M Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 12:56 PM
SMyles,

I believe Barone to be one of the most overrated commentators out there. When it comes to immigration issues he has been pushing this nonsense for years.

Yesterday, as Barack Obama called for a bipartisan immigration bill in Las Vegas and Sen. Marco Rubio called for one on Rush Limbaugh's program, the chances for passage look surprisingly good.

But in some quarters -- mostly from the right, but also from liberals like blogger Mickey Kaus -- comes a complaint that deserves to be addressed.

We tried this once already, they say, in the 1986 immigration act. We were told that in return for legalization of illegal immigrants we would get tough border control and strict enforcement against employers who hired illegals.

We got the amnesty, these folks say,...