Michael Dukakis' lunatic immigration plan
The former governor has thoughts. Here's my reply:
If we raise the minimum wage, that will result in two classes of workers: American citizens lawfully employed at the minimum wage and higher, and illegal aliens illegally employed at the minimum wage and lower.
The difference between now and then is that there will be fewer of the former, and more of the latter.
Millions more illegal aliens will come here and will undercut American wages even further.
The same forces that prevent enforcement of our immigration laws now would simply go to work preventing enforcement of our immigration laws later. They might throw in working against enforcing our minimum wage and safety laws for good measure.
The Dukakis plan is like a fad diet, when everyone knows the only way to lose weight is to eat less and exercise more.
The only way to reduce illegal immigration is to enforce our immigration laws. That's something that Dukakis and the NYT editorial board have shown that they do not support.