Is it because they're "liberals", or something else entirely? I'll leave it to you to speculate.
However, their editorial "OK guest-worker plan" barely tries to make sense, being instead just one canard after the other:
Fed up with federal inaction to stem illegal immigration and other crime along their states' borders with Mexico, the governors of Arizona and New Mexico recently declared law-enforcement emergencies.
Who's feeding what to whom? Are they taking advantage of the Dems' political show to promote "reform", or are the Dems intending their big show to promote "reform"? Who knows.
Clearly, it is past time for Congress to fix this country's broken immigration system.
More [illegal aliens] are slipping across the border every day, despite huge increases in money and manpower intended to stop them.
Oddly enough, here's what Brooks said last week:
Since 1986, we've tripled the number of Border Patrol agents and increased the enforcement budget 10 times over, but we haven't made a dent in the number of illegals who make it here.
Both statements are BS: while we may have more people on the border, we have almost zero interior enforcement. The solution to that would seem to be beefing up interior enforcement, no? Apparently not to the Orlando Sentinel.
The most sensible proposals would create a guest-worker program that would let immigrants who register with the government and pass background checks temporarily fill jobs unclaimed by Americans.
Yes, tell us more about those "temporary" "guest" workers. What happens when they have children who then are U.S. citizens? Will we be able to send them back home in that case, or will our "guests" be here to stay? And, should we really emulate other countries that have "guests", such as Saudi Arabia? "Guests" in Germany haven't worked out too well, perhaps we should learn from their folly.
And, of course, you can imagine what "unclaimed" means. If a previously higher-wage job is offered for minimum wage, it will probably go unclaimed by an American. But, there are millions of foreigners who'd do the job just to get a chance to come to the U.S. to stay.
I don't think the Orlando Sentinel is "liberal", I think something else is involved. Expect to see many similar editorials in the future. Thankfully, most people seem to be waking up to what's going on and I don't think they're going to buy what these people are trying to sell.
Immigration2005b · Mon, 08/22/2005 - 12:16 · Importance: 1