Over at Hot Air Blogger Ed Morrissey shows confusion about the position of DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz on Immigration Reform.
I think it is straight forward. Ms DWS believes that the 12 million
Personally, I think immigration is good for this nation. I assume the US Congress has passed good laws to encourage the world's best and brightest to come here and become US Citizens. I know I have done my part with regard to two Dutchmen in particular and when I hear someone with a different accent, after I determine they are not from New York or some other exotic spot across the fruited plain, I personally encourage them to get their citizenship and vote. I do that knowing they will probably vote Democratic. My hope is they will have more than two children and those children will vote Republican.
But, back to DWS, I wonder if she has done the math? How many of the folks are in an ever growing underground economy? Further to the statistics, while the flow is currently reduced, due to our recession, when the economy picks up, will the flow not resume? Is there some natural limit to this Immigration of People Without Papers? And, what internal conditions in Mexico (e.g., level of drug cartel violence) is that number based on?
Immigration is a fairly complicated subject. We need a flow of immigrants into these United States. We have little information to allow us to form a consensus and few seem to be helping us gather that information. For sure DWS is not helping.
Regards — Cliff