The editorial "It's not 'amnesty' when the law is a shambles" is signed by a "D.J", but I have no idea who that is since there doesn't appear to be anyone with those initials in either the administration or editorial departments.
Be that as it may, they hit all the usual notes:
"Amnesty" is entirely the wrong word for any plan that would allow illegal immigrants to remain in this country. Amnesty is a pardon for political offenses, according to Webster's New World Dictionary, and the offense in this case is difficult to recognize. People who cross our borders without the proper paperwork do indeed violate the federal code. They are judged guilty by the thousands every week, usually through the rump court of practicality administered directly by the Border Patrol.
The easiest way to show they're full of it is to look at this:
But 11 million people do not establish themselves as an integral part of a national economy without the tacit approval of society as a whole. Businesses willingly hire illegal labor to save money; they can fend off blame, thanks to a system of enforcement that is broken. For their part, consumers reap the benefits of cheap and illegal labor without complaint.
Obviously, that's complete BS. The great majority of American oppose illegal immigration, and it's only through corruption, lies, and various shenanigans that its supporters are able to do what they've been doing.
Immigration2005b · Mon, 10/31/2005 - 15:05 · Importance: 1