Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Bush On Immigration: No Animosity But No Amnesty


Latina Lista has a good takedown of this nonsense.

Let me add to it.

I, like every other American, am an economic beneficiary of the hard work of the Latino immigrants who have come to America in the last two decades. I'm fortunate to have seen hard and caring work performed by immigrants first hand, to have faces to associate with those who have helped make my life better --- as opposed to many who only and unwittingly reap the benefits through lower prices, etc. I've also experienced the cultural enrichment the Latino immigration has brought to America.

Yes, there are some costs associated with any immigration. The benefits far outweigh the costs. Our limits on Latino immigration have been overly restrictive --- preventing enough willing workers from legally connecting with willing employers. The limits, I believe, have been driven, in part, by racism. It is disrespectful - indeed, insulting - to lump the vast majority of Latino immigrants together with evil-doing criminals. They, instead, deserve recogignition for their contributions to this great country. Broad amnesty and a larger guest work program with a real path toward citizenship are the humane ways to go.


  • Why can't these caring and hardworking criminals build their own country?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:30 AM  

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