Dozens of immigrant-rights advocates will depart today from San Diego to drum up support for immigration reform.Actually, "reform" will only make the situation worse by sending a strong message that anyone who makes it over the border and manages to stick around long enough will get citizenship. Prospective illegal aliens will respond by... trying to cross the border. And, of course, some will fail. The only thing that will stop that is enforcing our laws, and that's something that neither Morones nor Lopez support.
Called Migrant March II [aka "Second National March for Immigrant Rights"], the caravan of mostly Latino leaders will drive to Brownsville, Texas, and back, meeting along the way with community leaders and residents in cities along the border, organizers said.
Exactly one year ago, advocates led a similar caravan to push their agenda for comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to legalization for the nation's estimated 12 million illegal immigrants.
This time the goals are the same, but "it's going to be more personalized," said Enrique Morones, who created Border Angels and Gente Unida, two pro-immigrant groups...
..."We're raising consciousness about the border deaths," said Nativo Lopez, president of the Mexican American Political Association. Those deaths, he added, will remain "unresolved without major immigration reform."
Immigration2007a · Fri, 02/02/2007 - 11:19 · Importance: 4