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Friday, June 10, 2005

A Nation Of Immigrants

"It appears fashionable these days, and almost politically correct, to blame hard-working immigrants, especially those from Mexico and Central America, for the social and economic ills of our state and nation."

"Despite the assertions of some, immigrants — including those who are here illegally — are a benefit to this country."

"Immigration should be enforced in a proportional and humane manner."

"In this land of opportunity, it is unacceptable that immigrant workers labor in unsafe conditions for wages insufficient to support their families."

"Such reforms should include an opportunity for long-term illegal residents to come out of the shadows — not to be handed amnesty but to work toward permanent residency."

"We should not attack undocumented workers for our broader problems at the same time we accept their talent, toil and taxes."

"As we have in the past, we should embrace our immigrant roots and recognize that newcomers to our land are not part of the problem, they are part of the solution."

Another excellent commentary on the immigration question, via the L.A. Times...

(Thanks to Jacob Hornberger and all the good folks at the Future Of Freedom Foundation for bringing this to my attention.)


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