Monday, June 17, 2013

Illegal Immigration Opinion And News

In National Review Online, Victor Davis Hansen writes about how the "divide over immigration reform is not primarily a Left/Right or Democratic/Republican divide", but one that that cuts across class lines, pitting the elite against most everybody else.  This is something I had already realized about the debate over illegal immigration.  Many elites, it has seemed, both left and right, are at odds with other Americans over this issue.    Mr. Hansen, I think, does a good job of explaining the divide.  Read the full article.

In World Net Daily, Joe Farah tells us why amnesty is not compassion.

In The Hill, Jonathan Easley reports that Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-Cal) warns that John Boehner's Speakership would be threatened if he allowed the "gang of eight" immigration reform bill (currently being debated in the Senate) to be voted on in the House.

In Heritage Action, Katharine Rosario shows us a speech by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), exposing the "gang of eight" bill's double standard.

In The Blaze, Madeleine Morgenstern writes about immigration activists marching on the house of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, protesting his deportations.  In other words, trespassers were marching on behalf of trespassers.  They left behind shoes they claimed were owned by people he deported, thus becoming litterbugs as well.

Fox News reports that fourteen 7-Eleven stores in New York and Virginia were raided, resulting in nine people being indicted for allegedly smuggling in workers from Pakistan.  (via Gateway Pundit)

Last month, Wired reported that hidden within the "gang of eight" bill is the creation of a new database to be administered by the DHS and "containing names, ages, Social Security numbers and photographs of everyone in the country with a driver’s license or other state-issued photo ID."  (again, via Gateway Pundit)  This sounds like a database that will monitor citizens, not foreigners who enter the country, legally or not.

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