Tomorrow, Barack Obama will launch his immigration-reform effort with a speech in Las Vegas. Marco Rubio beats him to it by publishing a column in today’s Las Vegas Review-Journal explaining the bipartisan compromise that he helped to shape. To continue to do nothing in a standoff, Rubio explains, would perpetuate the current de facto “amnesty” that has been in place for years, a fact that should worry both sides of the debate:
Note the flaw in the argument:
“Because we have defacto amnesty, the only thing we can do is make it an actual amnesty.”
Left entirely unsaid, even (especially, because it shatters his argument) is that actual amnesty is not the only option. We could also enforce the law as written, on both illegals and those who employ them, secure the borders, and watch two thirds of the 20 million illegals currently breaking the law here self-deport.
Given historical Hispanic voting patters, the Democrats expect to be able to enlarge their potential voting pool by 13 of the 20 million illegals granted amnesty.
But what in the hell do the Republicans expect to get out of it? Lots of brown backs working two crap jobs in order to support social security benefits for the GOP geezer voters?
Amazingly enough, though, noted sorta-GOP squish David Frum is still waging war against amnesty, all these years later.