Magazine article The American Conservative

Senate Opens Door

Magazine article The American Conservative

Senate Opens Door

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With the polls showing overwhelming public support for tighter immigration control, nothing would seem more calculated to turn Middle America against the open-borders crowd than the sight of hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens angrily asserting their "right" to remain in this country. Protests against the strong enforcement bill passed by the House in December brought out 500,000 in Los Angeles alone. While there were more American flags on display than at the anti-Proposition 187 demonstrations of the '90s-on the advice of organizers, no doubt-all the Mexican flag-waving seems likely to generate an anti-illegal backlash.

Unless you are a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, that is. They eagerly complied with the illegals' demands by gutting enforcement provisions and prying the borders open even further.

The language regarding aiding undocumented migrants was diluted in response to canards about soup-kitchen workers being hauled into jail for giving bread to illegals. …

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