Saturday, June 21, 2008

Anti-Immigrant Democrats? reports that "House and Senate Democrats are outbidding the White House on spending for immigration enforcement."  Immigration Daily asks for comment and provocatively portrays the issue as follows:

While decrying ICE abuses and other less-noticed abuses under the excuse of "law enforcement" by other federal agencies, Democrats are adding fuel to the flames by appropriating greater and greater funds for enforcement. That abuses and enforcement go hand in hand when funding is raised at extremely fast rates is forgotten (properly training large numbers of new agents is always a challenge). Furthermore, increasing enforcement without increasing benefits is not good policy for the country, Democrats are pandering to bigotry here. While it is true that Republicans are pandering to bigots, at least the Republicans cannot be accused of hypocrisy too. The Hispanic Caucus and other immigrant-friendly representatives in Congress should take a close look at these enforcement appropriations. Even if these amendments do not get enacted, just voting on them sends a strong message to the immigrant community that at least some in Congress remember that America is a country of immigrants. We urge the Hispanic Caucus to adopt the motto "no enforcement without benefits".


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It seems that everyone is a bigot or anti-immigrant when they vote to enforce our immigration laws and don't pander to Hispanics who want open borders for their friends and relatives and in pursuit of political power. The professor spins dizzily when he asserts that opposing our sovereign right to govern who immigrates to this country as anti-immigrant. The proof of this country's good intentions and the bloggers phoney and outrageous assertions is our policy of granting more immigrant visas than the rest of the world combined. The reader should keep in mind how the blogger earns his living to understand why he continues to promote open borders.

Posted by: Horace | Jun 21, 2008 7:19:19 AM

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