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  1. FranInAtlanta

    While I could argue either side of the issue all day, here are my comments
    1) We have de facto amnesty now.
    2) Without true amnesty, the undocs are more likely to be exploited.
    3) If we legalize those who are now exploitable, the exploiters will bring in more undocs so that they can exploit them.
    4) Many STEM workers were displaced in the late 80s/early 90s by H1B workers. It will happen again. Having a large number of Americans in STEM is a matter of National Defense.

  2. Benjamin Cole

    Thoughtful blogging, except for the headline.
    Who is in favor of spending $1 trillion a year on DoD, DHS and the VA? For extensively intrusive USDA? For ethanol? A huge NSA? For extensive rural subsidies?
    When it comes to agency spending the GOP is king.

  3. MacDaddyWatch

    I still can’t understand why so many successful, hard working and well-to-do Asians, folks who share American values, have rapidly migrated to support the democrat left and socialism. Their proportional representation within the latter has catapulted to 2/3+, significantly higher than only 20-years ago.

    Any ideas?

    1. Todd Mason

      They don’t share the American passion for individualism. The opposite is true. The reason Cambodians own the doughnut business is they help each other. Employees sign on with the understanding that they will at some point buy their own shop. When that time comes they borrow the money from the Cambodian doughnut shop cartel. They then hire the next set of entrepreneurs.
      Things weren’t that different 170 years ago. The Beneficial Savings Fund Society financed Irish Catholics in Philadelphia when establishment bank guards threw them out of the building.
      Immigrants have excellent reasons to be wary of the establishment, and to be protective of their own.

    2. They come from countries where the media is not as sophisticated in pushing a narrative, as in the US.

      Hence, they come here, and form opinions from what they see on TV, which *looks* unbiased, but is really very pro-Dem.

    3. McDaddy,

      You said :

      significantly higher than only 20-years ago.

      Because in those 20 years, we have gone from just 3 TV networks, to 24/7 cable news and Social Media. All of which is pro-Dem.

      Thus, anyone who was apolitical (as most Asians are), by default just becomes a Democrat.

      This is as much the fault of the GOP as anything else, for letting the Dems control the media, and have a monopoly on the apolitical/uninterested voters (which Asians are)…

  4. If the Republican establishment wants to lose even more elections then they should continue to back an amnesty program that the base of the party has made abundantly clear that they oppose. How many more elections do they think we can afford to lose to the now openly Marxist Democrat party? And why do they think that with a lackluster economy and millions of Americans out of work that we need to import a new slave class?

    I am partly of Hispanic origin myself, but I don’t want uncontrolled amnesty and it is insulting to imply that I should do so because of my background. And what about all of the people who are playing by the rules who find that they have been chumps while illegals cut to the front of the line? What message does that send to them? Do we dispense with the rule of law because it is inconvenient? Should we reward a corrupt Mexican state while they push their unemployed people over our border because they won’t deal with their own economic problems?

    Let’s secure the border for real and get the economy going first. Then we can take a more realistic look at just what our immigration needs will be.

  5. FranInAtlanta

    For sure, I think they should have to get in line for citizenship – behind those who are waiting for legal admission. But I don’t think those who have been here a long time should have to go back during the wait.

  6. And that scenario seems far more likely to happen if Republicans treat Hispanics and Asians as a fifth column for Big Government rather than voters to be persuaded by policies that appeal to their concerns and by politicians who see them more than just a category in a poll’s crosstabs.

    So we have to back amnesty for lawbreakers or we alienate Hispanics and Asians? How about we appeal to Hispanics and Asian citizens as Americans rather than play the left’s poisonous game of identity politics?

    1. Well without the balkanization game what do the lefties have to offer these illegal aliens?

      Balkanization is the key to that whole ‘martyred minority‘ class warfare politics…

      Sadly we as a nation have a spotty record of acting consitently with regards to serious deportation

      Maybe we as a nation should seriously consider adopting Mexico’s immigration laws instead of the bizare hodge podge we have now…

  7. Cleveland N

    Great piece.

  8. “Of the 11 million illegal aliens, only 80% are Latino” is when I stopped reading.

    The labor glut on the lower end of the skills spectrum is a boon for Big Business and the welfare state. No wonder the GOP and Dems find common ground on the issue.

  9. Tom Sullivan

    Coulter is correct. The vast majority of current legal immigrants are chain migrants, unskilled relatives of recent legal immigrants. And they tend toward socialism, as is the dominant principle in the rest of the world. They do little net benefit for the economy, depress wages, take jobs from the working class, and would add several million net votes to the Democrats.

  10. Michael Ejercito


    Are Asians and Hispanics really just a fifth column for big government?” No more so than the Irish or Italians were.

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