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Saturday, April 01, 2006

George Will on Immigration

A conservative's conservative likes the President's plan:

Conservatives should want, as the president proposes, a guest worker program to supply what the U.S. economy demands -- immigrant labor for entry-level jobs. Conservatives should favor a policy of encouraging unlimited immigration by educated people with math, engineering, technology or science skills that America's education system is not sufficiently supplying.

And conservatives should favor reducing illegality by putting illegal immigrants on a path out of society's crevices and into citizenship by paying fines and back taxes and learning English. Faux conservatives absurdly call this price tag on legal status "amnesty." Actually, it would prevent the emergence of a sullen, simmering subculture of the permanently marginalized, akin to the Arab ghettos in France. The House-passed bill, making it a felony to be in the country illegally, would make 11 million people permanently ineligible for legal status. To what end?

2 Comments:

Blogger JasonSpalding said...

How ironic is it that those in government make the argument that illegal immigrants are just willing to do the jobs Americans don't want to do when the one job the government seems to be trying hard to avoid doing is dealing with illegal immigration.

4/02/2006 12:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So now I am a faux conservative?

Well I guess that is better than being called a vigilante when I supported the Minutement (who have never committed anything close to an act of violence, hate or crime).

I guess that is better than being called a sexist when I opposed Harriet Miers.

And I guess that is better than being called a racist when I oppossed selling our ports to Ossama bin Ladin's hunting buddies.

This Administration and supporters sure likes calling conservatives names.

4/03/2006 8:13 AM  

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