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Sunday, April 09, 2006

Enforcing Immigration Laws

Alan Reynolds:

Those who talk tough about enforcing our immigration laws need to first understand just how ridiculous those laws really are. Then they need to explain just how they would go about enforcing those ridiculous laws and why tough enforcement would not simply increase the incentive to hide.

The House wants to declare illegal immigration a felony. Did the House actually expect law enforcement to attempt arresting an estimated 5.4 million men and 3.9 million women and sending them to federal prisons? What would we do with their 1.8 million kids?

Many illegal immigrants can hardly imagine a more luxurious life than a federal prison. If Congress invited Central America's poorest young men to a prepaid vacation at Club Fed, they would gladly volunteer by the millions.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many illegal immigrants can hardly imagine a more luxurious life than a federal prison.


Why were they all demonstrating against this law then?

Sensenbrenner offered an amendment to strip the felony language out of the House bill. the Democrats voted overwhelmingly to keep it in. It was just stupid politics.

4/09/2006 10:04 PM  

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