An immigration challenge for Andrew Sullivan
In addition to various other things, Sully is wrong on immigration, saying this:
And we may get a sensible compromise on immigration.
That "compromise" - otherwise known as "comprehensive" "reform" - would vastly increase legal immigration and would lead to millions of new illegal aliens coming here in expectation of receiving the next amnesty. It would have many other negative consequences, but let's concentrate on just two:
1. Since the 1986 amnesty was never really enforced, and since the same types of forces (growers, the far-left, etc.) that pushed that through are now encouraging the new amnesty, what specific assurances can Sully offer that the new amnesty would be enforced?
2. Hopefully we can agree that Mexico has been able to obtain a good deal of political power inside the U.S. due to all of the legal and illegal immigrants that they've sent us. And, the new amnesty would increase that power. Does Sully have any plans that would counteract their political power, or is he not concerned about Mexico obtaining even more political power inside the U.S.?