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follow Patrick 2019 Mar 18, 7:28pm
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At least half the political class in the USA doesn’t take the immigration issue seriously, except as a gambit for what they think is political advantage. The Left is doing everything possible to confound the issue and muddle it with litigation at every level, from local law enforcement to congress, starting with the longstanding effort to garble the definitions of legal versus illegal immigration. The “conservative” Right doesn’t dare call them on it, out of fear of losing Hispanic votes. So, it is left to the awkward, inflammatory figure of Mr. Trump to demand clarification about what official policy will be, including the enforcement of existing laws, and he has been reviled for it all along the way. He’s not a consensus-builder, to put it mildly. ...The Left had better sober up and join an intelligible good faith debate about US immigration policy and the enforcement of existing laws or this will lead to exactly what Brent Tarrant laid out and what Mr. Trump maladroitly hinted at. Instead, of course, we will more likely commence another bootless campaign over guns. Here are some plain facts about that. There are already enough firearms of every sort loose in this land to commence hot civil warfare and they will not be surrendered by their owners. The horses are out of the barn on that one, even if sales of military-style weapons are outlawed. Any effort to confiscate them from people already possessing them will only provoke more overt antagonism between the two poles of American politics — and would probably lead to exactly the sort of violence that sober observers discern on the horizon.Our battered American common culture and its expression in political consensus ought to start with the foundation of the social contract: the agreement to not slaughter each other. That is, at least, the one principle that ought to stand on its own as self-evident, without any need for equivocation via “diversity” arguments. The Left is playing with fire on this with its dishonest, bad faith approach to debating the immigration question, and the gun debate will only provide a distraction from it.
Illegal immigration has been going down for last 11 years.
Illegal immigration has been going down for last 11 years
You can thank Obama for that!
Tim Aurora saysIllegal immigration has been going down for last 11 yearsMaybe the numbers per year, but the facts are, once they're here, they stay... and the taxpayers are on the hook for them, year after year, after year, after year... You can thank Obama for that!
The “conservative” Right doesn’t dare call them on it, out of fear of losing Hispanic votes.The Hispanics who arrived legally, and the Hispanics whose families have been here for generations, are not all in favor of illegal immigration. Kid of foolhardy to think that all American Hispanics want to see an unfettered illegal inflow just because the illegals are fellow "Hispanics."
illegal aliens running around in CA with Mexican flags protesting - but in theory those folks can't vote