"[Washington] State winks at illegal immigration"

Dan Stein of FAIR writes in the Seattle PI (link):
Gov. Chris Gregoire recently made some headlines by sending the federal government a $50 million bill for the cost of incarcerating criminal illegal immigrants. We wish her and the taxpayers of Washington luck. For all the chance the state of Washington has of getting a check from the federal government, Gregoire might just as well have saved the postage.

There is also a strong case to be made that Washington does not deserve to have the taxpayers of the other 49 states defray the costs of incarcerating illegals who commit crimes in that state. Washington, and especially the state's dominant metropolitan area, Seattle, have been willing accomplices to illegal immigration...


Good on ya mate, Dan Stein. Unfortunately, it usually does little to no good to point out even the blatant hypocrisy of people who are soft on illegals, or to show that they live in an intellecual vacuum, devoid of logic. They are either 1) driven by squishy emotionalism, or 2) ideologues. Still in a small, smug kind of way it can be satisfying...if you have nothing better to do.