Skip to comments.Tom Tancredo's Wall [turn(S) the United States into the world's largest gated community.]
Posted on 12/29/2005 5:53:27 AM PST by harpu
"We have a supply and a demand problem. The supply problem is coming across the border. We are in this bill doing something very specific about that with the inclusion of the amendment, with the passage of the amendment, to build some barrier along at least 700 miles of our southern border. I hope we continue with that, by the way, along the entire border, to the extent it is feasible, and the northern border we could start next." -- Rep. Tom Tancredo (R., Colo.)
So there you have it. Tom Tancredo has done everyone a favor by stating plainly the immigration rejectionists' end-game -- turn the United States into the world's largest gated community. The House took a step in that direction this month by passing another immigration "reform" bill heavy with border control and business harassment and light on anything that will work in the real world.
For the past two decades, border enforcement has been the main focus of immigration policy; by any measure, the results are pitiful. According to the Migration Policy Institute, "The number of unauthorized migrants in the United States has risen to almost 11 million from about four million over the past 20 years, despite a 519% increase in funding and a 221% increase in staffing for border patrol programs."
Given that record, it's hard to see the House Republican bill as much more than preening about illegal immigration. The legislation is aimed at placating a small but vocal constituency that wants the borders somehow sealed, come what may to the economy, American traditions of liberty or the Republican Party's relationship with the increasingly important Latino vote.
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...At some point, the president of the United States will have to get behind the Statue of Liberty or Tom Tancredo's wall.
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"the real world" = suck it up, folks, illegals are here to stay and there ain't squat you can do about it.
Must be from the reality-based community.
More dumb stuff from the open borders crowd at the Wall Street Journal. Dumb hyperbole, dumb straw man argumentation and dumb about American sovereignty. Their flag is their dollar bill.
I thought the WSJ was above such misinformation and distortion. Shame on me.
Illegals are drain on the economy. Plain and simple. Build the wall and be done with it. If the wall does not work, it can come done. The Berlin wall came down when it was found not to work.
On the other hand, if illegals are kept out and the illegal activity they engage in is stopped, the wall has proven its value.
Lazy Americans will have to go to work and employers will have to pay Americans decent wages for work done.
Those jobs that illegals do because Americans are cheap and/or lazy, will just go away and Americans take care of their own kids, clean their houses, mow their lawns and clean their own pools.
"The legislation is aimed at placating a small but vocal constituency that wants the borders somehow sealed, come what may to the economy, American traditions of liberty or the Republican Party's relationship with the increasingly important Latino vote."
Yeah, if you consider 80% to be a small but vocal constituency. What a dufus !!!
"For the past two decades, border enforcement has been the main focus of immigration policy..."
What world is this idiot living in? The 1986 amnesty was all "comprehensive" and no enforcement, and that is why the problem still exists today. The guest worker amnesty fails every time it's tried.
"Republican Party's relationship with the increasingly important Latino vote."
All about hispandering, eh Wall Street Journal.
It's said to see the nation's #2 newspaper, that everyone thinks is conservative, talk about open borders. I feel like I'm reading the New York Times.
A recent media study out of UCLA judged the WSJ to be THE most liberal paper in the country.
As a daily subscriber for 15 years, I must agree.
You can always count on the Wall Street Journal to come through with a radical globalist approach to the subject of national sovereignty.
I wonder how enthusiastic the folks at the WSJ would be about unfettered immigration if I started hiring illegal immigrants to steal copies of their newspapers from people's doorsteps and hack into the WSJ website to get access to their on-line articles that are only available to paid subscribers.
I love it!
A useful new word!
Another day, another euphemism.
As I recall, the Berlin Wall worked exceptionally well. It was one of the few things about Communism that was successful. It came down not because it was a failure but because Soviet style communism was a failure.
There is a night and day difference between the Wall Street Journal's News department and its Editorial department. The News is conservative. The Editorials are liberal and they always have been.
The Berlin wall was about keeping people in, not out!
And it was effective.
The Journal usually makes a big to-do about how these illegals all pay their taxes, etc, but the truth is, except in income-tax-free states like Texas, they DON'T pay any significant taxes.
Illegals ONLY pay sales taxes, because those are the only ones collected from everybody.
Sure, their employers take out withholding taxes from their pay, but what they do is list 14 or so "dependents," so their withholding is zilch. Surely nobody thinks they actually file income tax returns?
Not even the Manhattanites on the WSJ editorial staff are THAT out of touch, are they?
Apparently you can't read the Editorial sidebar, much less do a proper search.
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