08 April 2013

Uncommon Commentary #334: Putting Immigration on ICE

There have been many valid arguments against the seemingly permanent recurrence of amnesties for illegal aliens, e.g., the fact that effectively rewarding someone for having spent years evading ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents is an insult to those of the foreign-born who have undergone the licit immigration process; one argument that I don't recall ever being made, but which ought to be, is that a period of persistently high unemployment is the worst time for "immigration reform".  With dozens of millions of US citizens either not employed at all or forced to settle for part-time work, how can anyone in his right mind want to increase competition for scarce jobs by offering citizenship to 11 million persons who don't even belong in this country?