Sunday, April 06, 2008

This Is What McCain/Obama/Mrs. Clinton Call "Logic."

If I complain because millions of foreigners illegally come to my country, stealing jobs, driving down wages and costing taxpayers trillions of dollars--I'm a bigot.

OK, fine. So what do open borders/amnesty advocates like all three of our presidential candidates think of this:

No one knows how many immigrants have left [Arizona]...But enough immigrants have left that the government of Sonora, the Mexican state bordering Arizona, has complained about how many people have arrived on its doorstep.

Wait--Mexican officials are complaining about an influx of Mexican citizens into...MEXICO?

This quote is from an LA Times story complaining about Arizona's new laws against hiring criminal immigrants. The LATimes is outraged that these laws!

This is the premise of the open borders/amnesty movement. Arizona's laws are encouraging crimmigrants to leave. That's a bad thing. Unless they're leaving Sonora to come to America illegally, in which case leaving is a good thing.

Laws that result in fewer lawbreakers are also bad. Amnesty, which will both reward current lawbreakers and create millions more, is a good thing.

If this (ahem) "argument" is difficult to follow, just consider the fundamental premise of the open borders/amnesty movement:

1--It is impossible to enforce our immigration laws ("you can't deport 12 million people!"), so we should grant amnesty.

2--Enforcing immigration laws works, driving crimmigrants out of local communities. That's not fair ("you're hurting families!"), therefore we should grant amnesty.

3--As an amnesty supporter, I'm too stupid to be expected that the two previous points are contradictory. Therefore...uh, what was I saying? Oh, yeah--"Bush sucks!"

Eventually (I hope), people are going to notice that immigration enforcement works everywhere it's actually tried. Even the LATimes accidentally makes the case.

Jorge Hernandez, a 32-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico. He had been working in a Phoenix tire shop for years when in December his bosses told him they'd have to let him go because of the new law. Now he struggles to support his family by working as a day laborer and is thinking of leaving."I've been in
Arizona for 11 years," he said. "This is the worst one. For those years I worked every day. I had money, I had a car."

Hernandez dreams of moving to New Mexico, where friends have told him the economy is stronger and sentiment against illegal immigrants weaker. "They don't have E-Verify there," he said in Spanish.

E-Verify is the easy, simple-to-use and 99% reliable federal database available to any employer who wants to be sure he's not hiring crimmigrant labor and, therefore, breaking the law. Every employer in Massachusetts could use it today. Every employer in the state could be required to use it by the state legislature tomorrow.

But E-Verify represents the one kind of immigration enforcement Massachusetts liberals oppose most of all: The kind that actually works.

Our pal Jorge may have spent 11 years in America and never learned to speak English, but he's no dummy. If only Congress, or even the Massachusetts legislature, were as smart as he is.

(h/t Michelle Malkin)