Julia Preston of the New York Times offers yet another in the very long line of NYT articles designed to make people feel bad about enforcing immigration laws ("Facing Deportation but Clinging to Life in U.S.", link).
She is a homeowner, a taxpayer, a friendly neighbor and an American citizen. Yet because she is married to an illegal immigrant, these days she feels like a fugitive...
That and the other situations would never have arisen if people had not ignored our immigration laws expecting it to somehow work out OK. The NYT's implied solution is "immigration reform", i.e. a massive amnesty. Yet, that will encourage more illegal immigration, leading to more such issues. And, that will lead to the New York Times' hack du jour writing weepy "news" reports designed to set us up for yet another amnesty. The only way to prevent such unfortunate situations is to either stringently enforce our immigration laws, or declare completely open borders and let anyone come here at will. The NYT does not support the former, working overtime to block even minor enforcement efforts.
Perhaps the NYT should be honest enough to admit that they support something akin to open borders rather than trying to wheedle their readers into supporting amnesty over and over.
Immigration2008a · Sat, 01/19/2008 - 13:16 · Importance: 1