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ID's comments relating to immigration are right on point (see 04/02/08). The restrictionists who claim that they only oppose illegal, not legal, immigration are the worst kind of hypocrites. Their focus on illegal immigration is purely strategic, because this, obviously, is an issue on which most of the public supports them. Who is openly going to advocate breaking the law? Once public passions are whipped up over illegal immigrants, as they have been, it is only a small step to directing them against legal immigrants as well. After all, legal and illegal immigrants have essentially the same goals, namely a better life in this country. Most importantly of all, however, the great majority of all immigrants have darker skins than majority white Americans.
Anyone who thinks that America has outgrown racial divisions need only look at the large numbers of voters in both parties who are ready to believe that Barack Obama is a Muslim, even while condemning him for remaining in a black church whose pastor preached the same type of hate against gays and abortion supporters (for example) that routinely passes without comment in white churches. But the anti-black racial attacks on Obama are only a curtain raiser for the ones that we will see against Latino and other darker skinned immigrants, legal and illegal, as this dirtiest of all campaigns progresses. Guillermo Horton is alive and well.
Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY
Calling those who favor legal immigration "liars" and "bigots"
helps about as much as those who want to build a fence
through the heart of cities which straddle the borders, both
the Rio Grande and Canada (see 04/02/08 ID comment). Having witnessed the massive amounts of fraudulent
"amnesty" and "legalization" petitions of the 1980's which
were ordered approved without justification, I vote for orderly
and honest application process including just a little bit of
integrity of program.
Senator Lindsey Graham may be ID's hero. He is my Senator
and not my hero as he and his staff totally refused to consider
implications of a visa processing "system" so overwhelmed by
numbers that rampant visa fraud would be the last thing on the
Please consider just the slightest effort to advocate those in
Washington consider ramping up visa system capacity and
anti-fraud plans as a trade off for legitimate needs for massive
numbers of immigrant and worker visa.
Or is a fair and honest "legal" immigration system something
un called for?
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