Yet again we are distracted by idiocy from the real issue. Yet again we are trying to fit immigration policy into a pandering 30 second sound bite. Yet again both sides of the aisle are ranting. The truth is that Phil Dobbs is right, revoking the protections of the 14th Amendment is not the answer. How many immigrants are we going to stop? What happens if you come illegally, are never found out. Your children grow up here, they have social security numbers and pay taxes and are productive members of society. Do we deport them in 25 years when somebody finds out? Stupid, stupid.
This country attracts productive members of society from all over the world – some of whom come illegally because our immigration laws are so screwy. They contribute, they don’t detract. How many people want to immigrate to China? Brazil? India? Mexico? England? Germany? Ireland? Russia? Poland? People come here because it is the land of opportunity. Now you want to tell the world, not really? Now you want to tell the world we were the land of opportunity, but no more?
How about protecting the borders, creating paths to citizenship that are legal and helpful, ways to work here legally. How about immigration reform, not immigration insanity.
And by the way, the democrats have nobody but themselves to blame for this craziness. They’ve done nothing about immigration except react to the Arizona law, which was a reaction to Federal ineptitude and confusion.