Monday, April 15, 2013

Would Be Democrats Dying for Amnesty

A good article on immigration and amnesty by Mickey Kaus, the rare liberal with common sense.

Magnet on! Amnesty border rush starts
“Where do I go for my amnesty?” One reason I got interested in the immigration issue was the similarity between the … well, let’s call it Liberal BS of the welfare reform debate and the BS of the immigration debate. Defenders of welfare used to argue, for example, that high benefits, or promises of training rather than required work, didn’t attract people onto the dole. Obvious BS. (Even if you favored more generous welfare benefits, it didn’t make sense to deny that one consequence would be more people going on welfare.) Liberals also said nobody on welfare would move from state to state for higher benefits. Had they ever been to Wisconsin?

Similarly, advocates of immigration amnesty would now like to deny the obvious: that even talk of amnesty is a powerful magnet for more illegal border-crossing. They should go to South Texas, where the rush has already started, according to a report from WOAI in San Antonio.
Didn't one illegal immigrant alien recently tell ICES when they arrested him that "Obama's gonna let me go"?
Officials say the number of people entering the U.S. illegally is way up and, tragically, the number of undocumented immigrants who have been found dead in the unforgiving Texas Brush Country is way up, and is on path this year to beat last year’s record for the number of people found dead in the ranch country.
Does anyone really believe that in the end, amnesty will solve the immigration problem without building a virtually impenetrable wall at the border?  

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