[P]assing the bill would give the impression that Congress has done what it needs to do to secure the borders. Then "our" representatives would be free to get on with codifying amnesty plus practically unlimited levels of legal migration.
I suspect the pro-legalization forces have vastly underestimated the symbolic ability of fences and walls--especially real, as opposed to "virtual" fences and walls--to placate the Tancredo anti-illegal faction. Santorum proposes only the "virtual" kind of fence, but smart McCain-Bush-Kennedy conspirators could always make agreeing to the "actual" kind seem like a dramatic concession.
Wall + Semi-Amnesty
would seem to be the one-two punch opponents of legalization should worry about. 4:27 P.M.
It seems Jerome Armstrong has a new client....
P.S.: Kos' post could also show that he has a mind of his own. (It's everyone else who needs to toe the line!) ...
P.P.S.: Since Kos is more influential than mere Senators and Congressmen, I guess this controversy is settled. ... [Note to Andrew Sullivan: Yes, you have to click on the links to understand what the hell this item is about. Sorry for the inconvenience!] 2:26 P.M. link
Friday, July 7, 2006