Politics Finally, a GOP Politician Who Is an Actual Immigrant Talks Actual Sense About Immigration
posted by January 25 at 13:46 PMon
The loose, rough, and stupid talk the R candidates have been mouthing about immigration is starting to get to me. Walls, mass expulsions, wasting grazillions of dollars on more enforcement and tougher laws—it’s dumb and dangerous.
TULSA, OKLA. - Edgar Castorena had diarrhea for 10 days and counting, and the illegal immigrant parents of the 2-month-old didn’t know what to do about it.
They were afraid they would be deported under a new Oklahoma law if they took him to a major hospital. By the time they took him to a clinic, it was too late.
Object lesson: Immigrants aren’t the problem—it’s not integrating immigrants into the system that’s the problem. Want them to pay taxes? Want them to send their kids to schools? Want them to take their kids to hospitals when they’re sick? Then let ‘em.
Savvy criminals are using some of the country’s most credible logos, including FedEx, Wal-Mart, DirecTV and the U.S. Border Patrol, to create fake trucks to smuggle drugs, money and illegal aliens across the border, according to a report by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
The report says criminals have been able to easily obtain the necessary vinyl logo markings and signs for $6,000 or less. Authorities say “cosmetically cloned commercial vehicles are not illegal.”
Object lesson: You cannot restrict the flow of money, good, and people with laws, where there’s a will there’s a way, etc. For another example, see Egypt, circa now. (And remember when the falling American dollar achieved, almost literally overnight, what all the might of the federal government couldn’t—retarding the pot trade with Canada?)
So it’s gratifying to hear an actual GOP immigrant-politician with a national profile and presidential aspirations say something not-asinine about immigration:
With the California primary approaching on Feb. 5, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has advice for Republican presidential hopefuls who intend to come to the Golden State and exploit the immigration issue: Don’t.
“Those people didn’t choose (to come illegally),” he said. “It’s the only way they can get in here. It’s not like you can stand in line and wait a few days and then you can get in. There’s no way. There is a system that has been created on purpose to look the other way and to bring them in because everyone knows that we cannot function without them.”