Tamar Jacoby on the Kennedy-McCain mass amnesty

Tamar Jacoby has issued the following statement:
We the undersigned applaud the introduction today of Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act... [etc. etc...]
The signatories include:

Lee Culpepper (last mentioned here; works for the National Restaurant Association and is Chairman of the National Immigration Forum)

Jack Kemp

Grover Norquist

Rick Swartz:
And then there's the National Immigration Forum, the umbrella organization for high-immigration political advocacy, which works closely with sympathetic Republicans. But NIF is not like the conventional lobbying coalitions that exist on numerous issues. It was cofounded by the National Lawyers Guild in the 1980s, back when the Guild was a Soviet front group. The group's first head was Rick Swartz, a leftist attorney who cut his teeth advocating for Haitian illegal aliens and who, during a 1981 Senate hearing, likened the United States to Nazi Germany.

Like many lobbying coalitions, the NIF board includes representatives of Republican stalwarts like the National Association of Manufacturers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the National Restaurant Association, and used to include Stephen Moore of the Cato Institute, now head of the Club for Growth. Whatever his libertarian views on immigration, I imagine Steve hightailed it out of there after he realized what he'd gotten into, because the people sitting around the conference table at NIF board meetings include some decidedly unsavory characters. In addition to the usual leftist suspects — the ACLU, the Service Employees Union, Jim Zogby of the Arab American Institute — the NIF board includes the head of the immigration lawyers' association, one Jeanne Butterfield, who used to be executive director of the Palestine Solidarity Committee, identified by the Anti-Defamation League as an alliance between members of the Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine and the Workers World party (the Trotskyites behind the Iraq War protests)...
You'll note that the signatories are almost the same group as those who signed the "Conservative" Statement of Principles on Immigration from over a year ago.

Previously: More straw, Tamar?


The left knows that they can gain by increasing the antimerit immigration; they always want more aggression against the selfish bourgeoisie. What is disturbing is the ignorance of the businesspeople who don't realize how they are being used to lend respectability to socialism and one of its longtime pet causes. Leftism is mass murder in its fulfillment; failing to mention this when appropriate gives the left a free ride. The leftists themselves do not hesitate to equate America with the Nazi regime; it is wrong to not accuse them of what their theory requires them to move towards. In this case the left's hope is for immigration to lead to civil war and dictatorship, and massacring socialism can grow from that, but not by offering real alternatives to the electorate.

Man, it's been a loooooong time since anyone had such a weak position that they had to resort to calling someone a commie.

"almost the same group"

In other words, the usual suspects. These people are ideologues, and will never be influenced by any logical argument -- never be swayed by all the evidence of the social problems caused by mass immigration, the ultimate harm it is doing.