This is the logic of the Senators in Washington when it comes to dealing with illegal immigration. "Hey if we just make it legal then we won't have any illegals!"
It's something that should piss off every American. When you can't control something then just legalize it. So by this logic Marijuana should be legal. Cocaine should be legal. Prostitution... legal. Pedophilia... legal. Rape... legal
I mean if you can't control it you might as well ignore it and then later legalize it right?
John O' Sullivan takes the Senators to task in his column at the The National Review
Responding to the pressure of corporate America and the White House for cheap labor and to demands from ethnic lobbies and labor unions for cheap recruits, senators now seem likely to insist that any such enforcement law must also amnesty the 12 million illegal immigrants already here and admit more legal immigrants by a "guest-worker" program and higher quotas for legal immigration.
In other words, the Senate will act on the following logic: In order to have fewer immigrants, we must admit more of them. In order to halt illegal immigration, we must legalize it. And in order to enforce the law, we must reward those who have broken it.
"Enforcement plus amnesty" was also the formula Congress invoked in 1986, passing an outright amnesty, paired with supposedly tough enforcement provisions to forestall future illegals. But, operating under that "all immigration is good" philosophy, the federal government simply stopped enforcing the 1986 law some time around, say, 1987.
By 2004, exactly four employers nationwide were prosecuted for employing those 12 million illegal aliens. Four. Think of them as winning a kind of reverse lottery.
It's very sad what is happening in regards to enforcing laws already on the books and now the Senate wants to make it even easier to break the law, get away with it and then be rewarded for it.
Tipped by: Freedom Folks