Tag Archives: immigration law
How did Americans screw up immigration?
On immigration, the government is the problem
Immigration impasse explained
Why is it so hard to reach any reasonable compromise on the immigration issue? It is because faults of our immigration policy are about hundred years old and most of us are accustomed to accept them as unquestioned wisdom. The first comprehensive immigration law in the U.S., the Immigration Act of 1924 bears the sins of the times, which had barely been openly explained and duly criticized.
Border security, or BS for short
Something is missing in the passionately debated border security, as a part of the immigration overhaul. Advocates for increased border protection bring up the issue of the nation’s security as the main reason for all the elaborate and expensive border protection provisions. People sneaking throughout the border are mostly low skilled and seeking entry level jobs in the U.S. It is a mystery to me how by picking strawberries at American farms or cutting meat in American slaughterhouses they can endanger the nation’s security.
Alienation of the nation and Peggy Noonan in particular
In her column, “The Big Alienation” Peggy Noonan is trying to convince us that the nation is alienated from its government. As a pivotal argument, Ms. Noonan brings the uncontrolled mess on our nearly 2000 miles long border with Mexico; most Americans want this border secured, the government promises to do so, but does not do enough to make it happen.
We do not have problem of illegal immigration, or the Smiths vs. the Joneses
The approach to illegal immigration in the media, politics, and among voices expressed by visitors to my website as well, can be compared to a discussion regarding what is better to eliminate a headache, brain surgery or an aspirin. Unless we find out what causes the headache, we would not know.