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"Earth to WSJ"

From Mark Krikorian:

Now, I like the Wall Street Journal. But its editorials on immigration always have a whiff of the Soviet about them. Like an apparatchik blaming the collapse of the USSR's agriculture on 75 straight years of bad weather, the Journal's writing on immigration has no connection to reality. Tuesday's lead editorial claims that the United States has tried in vain for two decades to enforce the immigration law, and now it's time to try something new (namely, the president's guestworker/amnesty proposal ). The piece is laced with the usual libertarian contempt for conservatives, with such leftist smears as "extreme," "restrictionist right," and "nativist wing of the GOP," and even refers to "undocumented," rather than illegal, aliens...

The problem is that the "new thinking" we need is a commitment to enforce the law. Over the past 20 years, we have done almost nothing to control immigration except beef up the Border Patrol...

What follows is a short list of some of the ways that enforcement attempts have been scuttled by politicians and industry. Send this article to anyone else who says "we tried and we failed."

I discussed the WSJ editorial here.

Immigration2003 · Wed, 01/28/2004 - 20:34 · Importance: 1