December 29, 2005

The WSJ Totally Blows It (Yet Again) on Illegal Immigration

Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal may have let the man who is probably America’s preeminent living historian speak his mind on the topic.

Today, The Journal’s editorial board, in this OpinionJournal.com piece, showed that they weren’t moved in any way by his logic:

For the past two decades, border enforcement has been the main focus of immigration policy…

Horse, manure.

The bill would make it incumbent on employers to establish the immigration status of all hires and empower local police to enforce federal immigration laws.

The Journal is complaining here. These two ideas are so obviously sensible that they should be beyond debate. If I’m a local cop and find out in the course of ordinary police work that you’re here illegally, why do I need to wait for the feds to show up to arrest you?

Perhaps the bill’s most revealing feature is the one that makes it a criminal offense, rather than a civil violation, to be in the country illegally.

Anyone want to name another country, even in the free world, where being there illegally is NOT a criminal violation?

If a bill with this anti-guest-worker provision ever became law, millions of otherwise well-behaved people who have become integral parts of thousands of U.S. communities would have every incentive to stay in the shadows lest they be deported.

As if millions are not already “in the shadows.”

Read the whole thing — if you can stand it — to see the tortured “logic” The Open Borders Journal has to engage in to justify itself.

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3 Comments

  1. Immigration Madness

    The editorial board of the Wall Street Journal have penned yet another ridiculous anti-immigration reform piece.

    Trackback by Weapons of Mass Discussion — December 29, 2005 @ 1:37 pm

  2. Wow. So what they are saying is leave the illegals here because they might be an integral part of society? They might also be a terrorist, rapist, or murderer.

    Comment by Christian — December 30, 2005 @ 8:43 pm

  3. #2 – More than “might” – roughly 30% of the population of federal prisons consists of people not born here.

    That’s just for starters–go see The Illegal Alien Crime Wave by Heather McDonald, and get seriously POd.

    Comment by TBlumer — December 30, 2005 @ 9:03 pm

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