Immigration: A Modest Proposal

No issue seems to excite the GOP base more than immigration and the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants already here. Politically correct Democrats maintain there are no illegals, only undocumented workers.  Democrats, for all practical purposes, do not want to talk about immigration, and would prefer that Republicans splinter over the issue and drive away Hispanic voters in the process. But Democrats have their own discord on the issue, since two of the Party's major constituencies, African Americans, and Hispanics, have different views on the subject, and on the impact of high levels of immigration (legal or illegal)  on wage rates, and job prospects for members of these groups. On the Republican side tensions are out in the open. Anger over the flouting of the rule of law, and the utter revulsion at the prospect of rewarding those who cut in line, is deep and widespread.  President Bush, those who supported his immigration proposal in Congress, and Governors and...(Read Full Article)