As a follow-up to their critically acclaimed article "Nation splits 4 ways on illegals", USA Today will soon come out with an article called "Pro-illegal immigration groups split 7 ways". In the original story their "analysis" divided the nation into four groups: "hard-liners", "unconcerned", "ambivalent", and "welcoming".
Only "hard-liners" want to enforce our laws. And, see, it's a matter of sympathy and little else. The "welcomers" are sympathetic and the middle two groups might be sympathetic. The "hardliners" are completely unsympathetic, despite the fact that if our laws were enforced we could greatly reduce border deaths and stop worker abuse. Darn those unsympathetic meanies! Of course, there exists the possibility that USA Today is defining "sympathetic" as "useful idiots for those who seek to profit off illegal immigration", but let's ignore that.
Anyhoo, in the followup, they'll list some of the types of people who support massive illegal immigration:
The Starchildren: Borders? What borders! They don't want to build walls, they want to build bridges. And, they want to hold hands across the bridge while singing folk songs.
The Lunatics/Libertarians: As idealistic as the Starchildren, but idealistic in an evil way.
The Globalist Scum: (Their word, not mine!) They put George Bush in this category.
The Communists: Yes, they're still around! And, USA Today recognizes that - just like the Democratic Party - they see massive illegal immigration as a way to build a proletariat.
Borderline Traitors: (USA Today rushed to note that they don't mean traitors in the specifically legal sense, only in a general sense of supporting foreign citizens instead your own citizens). They put Dick Durbin and Harry Reid in this category.
Racial Power Groups: NCLR, MALDEF, LULAC, ETC, ETC, ETC.
The Barely Coherent: Howard Dean and Teddy Kennedy are in this group.
Immigration · Tue, 05/30/2006 - 18:34 · Importance: 1