Obama’s Last-Ditch Push for Immigration Amnesty

November 19, 2010 08:50

In the post-election “lame duck” session of Congress, Obama and the Democrats will focus on jobs, jobs, jobs. … Oh, wait, no. They’ll focus on passing a big amnesty for illegal immigrants, in order to reward their Latino “base”– which was only 8 percent of the national vote

By Mickey Kaus at Newsweek


When did the Democrats’ African-American base–11 percent of the vote–get that kind of service?

How is amnesty for “a million kids” a “small” piece of legislation? And that’s not counting the family members of that million kids who are likely to be legalized, formally and informally, as a result of the bill. …

If the borders were secure enough that the powerful incentives to illegal immigration created by DREAM didn’t matter–because illegals couldn’t get in–then it would be easy to take care of the appealing hardship cases used as the poster children for DREAM.

P.P.P.S.: DREAM has of course been drafted to be far broader than advertised–see the bottom of this lengthy post. …


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