The Right Coast
January 08, 2004
Bush on immigration
By Tom Smith
And it seems to me Sullivan is right about Bush's initiative on immigration. I don't know the details, but anything that inspires such confusion on NPR must be good. The NPR approach was to interview one anti-immigration foamer from California about how this was de facto amnesty and another from La Raza about how it was racist.
Our immigration system is chaotic, corrupt and insane. A good place to start fixing it is some sort of legal status for the millions of illegal people here who are an integral part of our economy, at least here in Southern California. Only the strongest sort of leadership from the White House will be able to pull this off. I wonder if Bush really means this, or if it's just political window dressing.